Friday, March 4, 2011

rain in the forecast

I began this painting by letting the oil just run and kept adding glazes and finally, some impasto. I am pretty happy with how it developed.

small sky painting

We have a big show coming up later this month and had a request for small paintings. This one is 6x6, but it has a big heart.


Since I grew up on the coastal area of Nova Scotia, I am familiar with the ocean but seem to avoid it. Well, I bit the bullet and did a couple and surprise, I like doing the sea.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Arctic CHAR

I did another variety of trout, this time, and Arctic Char. They, of course, are native to cold waters and capable of going to great depths. The more I read about these fish, the more fascinated I am with them. Also, the differences between them. some go from salt to fresh water, some not. Some can live at 1200 feet in depth, others stay closer to the surface. The image is about 8x15 and they are matted to fit a 16x20 frame.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

cloud spirit

I began a painting of a Native American I had seen in a meeting. He had a fascinating face, and I painted it from memory - didn't like it. While lying at rest at my accupuncturist's office, I had a moment where I knew what I wanted to do with it. Funny how when you're quiet, these things come. His face is still there, but only if you look for it.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Ruth and the 36x36 oil of Turbulent Beauty

This painting is currently hanging at the Bass concert hall along with a group of others from The Creative Arts Society. It was selected as one of 35 works to hang at the concert hall for 2 months.

cutthroat trout

Trout are the most silvery, colorful creatures on earth,especially the western varieties from the cold rivers like the Snake. I did 3 different members of that family and show one here. I have had prints made of one of them.