Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sunday Evening at the Beach

I love the time of day when there are long shadows and really warm coloured light.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Ferris Wheel

I took my niece to the Caledon Spring Fair, which was quite old fashioned and we really enjoyed it. There was a draft horse show, a country band, a home made baked goods auction, antique farm machinery, and of course a ferris wheel.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Green Canoe

I painted this canoe that resides at my friend Marylin's cottage last year, and I didn't like it much so I re-purposed it (what a word!). I think I like this one better.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Two Country Boys

I am really enjoying tackling the challenge of painting people, something that I have avoided till now, but we are interesting, aren't we? It is a struggle though, and I am sure it will be a while before I am somewhat happy with the results. The fellow on the right side of this study gave me a lot of grief. I scraped off and repainted several times, put it aside for a few days a number of times. It's ok, but it doesn't have the spontaneity and energy that I am looking for.

Streets of San Fransisco

My submission to the biweekly painters challenge called Different Strokes From Different Folks hosted by artist Karin Jurick.
Check out all the others at the above link. It's amazing to see how differently everyone has handled this.

Monday, August 10, 2009


The Toronto waterfront has lots of opportunities for lovely images. I had to sneak into a private yacht club for this one, though.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Early Fall King Township

King is in the land of horses, north of Toronto, where I have spent many happy days being near my favorite creatures (except for my dog!).

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Dancing Ladies in Hats

I've recently started painting more figures, and I saw these ladies at a polo match, and I thought they might make a good subject.

9x12" Oil on cotton panel

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Back Alley

This truck has character, but maybe not the glamour of my two Pontiacs.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Blue Pontiac

There is something about these old vehicles that really tempts me to paint them. They are kind of sad, but they have potential, if they wait around long enough, maybe they will be given new life. Also, they have great lines and I guess they are a curiosity, because they are from another age.

9x12" Oil on Raymar cotton panel