Saturday, March 9, 2013

Bovine Bas Relief

Toronto is the home of Exhibition Place where annual events, such as the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair , and the Canadian National Exhibition take place. I was waiting in line with my niece to buy tickets at the last "Royal", and I notice a few carved relief livestock medallions, and naturally I photographed them. Built in 1931, the Horse Palace was designed by architect J.J. Woolnough in the Art Deco style, and is endlessly fascinating. I am now working on a series of paintings of these architectural details on the agricultural buildings on the Ex grounds. 

6x6" Oil on gesso board
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Friday, March 8, 2013


This was from the Abstract Expressionist Exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto last year. A wonderful thing about living in a large urban area is that there is easy access to so much great art. I am a member of the AGO, and I go to as many exhibits as I can. I didn't know much about Abstract Expressionism previous to visiting this exhibit, but I think it is important to be exposed to as much art as possible.

This group of silhouetted figures is viewing a painting by Helen Frankenthaler called Jacobs Ladder, painted in 1957.

8x10 Oil on Gessoboard

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Marshall at the Lake

This is Marshall, a very boisterous and energetic Visla, who I have walked since he was a tiny puppy, and who is now 4 years old. He lives with Shadow, another wonderful Visla.

8x10" Oil on Raymar cotton panel

Monday, March 4, 2013

Way Up

This is the focal point of the Toronto skyline, the CN Tower, as seen from the base.  It was once the world's tallest free standing structure, but I think there is a building in Dubai that has it beat. Still pretty impressive!

6x8" Oil on Raymar cotton panel