Wednesday, 31 January 2018

En file, sur un fil
(8” x 36”, oil on canvas)

In my experience accepting commissioned work can be tricky. Often times what I envision is not what the client had in mind. For this piece the client wanted a specific size and a composition similar to one of my paintings she had seen elsewhere. I provided a pencil sketch for initial approval and followed that up with the first rough-in of the actual painting. At both times my client was very complimentary. I have now finished the work and have again sent my client a photo. 

I am happy to report we are both very pleased with the outcome; I thoroughly enjoyed the work and my client is happy with both the process and the final result.    


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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Snowed In
(10” x 8”, oil on canvas)
This cardinal sits stoically as the season’s first big snow fills up the branches around his chosen perch. Perhaps he is aware of just how magnificent his feathers are against all that white.

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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Sweet
(8” x 8”, oil on canvas)


In my humble opinion, the chickadee is the backyard bird with the most personality. This little one watches patiently as the feeder gets filled, an almost daily occurrence this time of year.


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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Bark and Feathers
(10” x 8”, oil on canvas)


Here I was drawn to the contrast between the shaggy bark of the tree and the feathery softness of the cardinal.

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

October Light
(15” x 30”, oil on gallery wrap canvas)

I have been working on this painting on and off for several weeks now, trying to capture the shimmering light through a canopy of autumn leaves. The light dances randomly as the breeze moves through the leaves; some leaves become almost transparent, while others hold their fall colour. Branches also disappear and reappear on the whim of the wind. 


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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Silver Skies
(6” x 12”, oil on canvas)
While we have had a few days of grey gloomy weather, our spirits are lifted by catching sight of one of our loyal cardinals perched stoically in our newly bare apple tree.

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

 
Morgan’s Retreat
(12” x 12”, oil on canvas)

This little cabin in the woods of Sutton belonged to a friend of my father’s. Morgan went “off-grid” long before it was made popular, retreating for months at a time with his books and his rum. Although I have painted this cabin in summer, I prefer the quiet of winter where all is pared down to the essentials of the landscape.

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