Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lawn Bowlers

This is a painting I did for the annual Square Foot show at the AWOL Gallery in Toronto, which takes place August 5-21. Dashed down to the gallery today and made the deadline. Whew! I guess I am not the only last minute Nellie - the rules specify the painting must be dry!! All entries in the show are 12 x 12". Apparently it is very popular and I think there are about 500 paintings on display. I will be going to the opening on the 6th!

I really like the long shadows of the early summer evening, and the motion of the two bowlers. Quite a change from dogs!

Oil on canvas

Sunday, July 10, 2011

At the Park

I have seen this dog on several occasions at the park where I walk my dog and others, and I don't think I have seen her without the ball in her mouth. She was really game for posing for my camera too!
I am getting to be happy with my dog paintings - not fussing so much anymore (that's because I am always in a rush and have no patience!)

Oil on cradled panel


Friday, July 8, 2011

Old City Hall

This is a view Toronto's Old City Hall framed by the modern buildings of the financial district.
The Old City Hall was built in 1899, and is currently used as a provincial court house. In the 1960's a new city hall was built, and there were plans to demolish the old building, but good sense prevailed, and it was preserved.

8x10" Oil on gessoboard

Friday, July 1, 2011

Maple Leaf Over Lake Ontario

Happy Canada Day!

Oil on gessoboard