Thursday, April 14, 2016

Gulls on Ice2

These gulls look like they are standing on water, but there is a thin layer of ice on the lake, and some of the gulls catch some rays there on the last days of winter.

6 x6" Oil on cradled panel

Sunday, April 10, 2016

University Sunset 2

I did a similar one from a photo taken at the same time (bad driving practice, taking photos while driving!). This one is slightly larger, and a different crop.

12x12" Oil on birch panel

Storm Clearing

Facing west on Lakeshore Blvd. in Toronto, there was a dramatic clearing of a rainstorm. I couldn't resist photographing it. One day I will get in trouble for distracted driving!

16 x 20" Oil on canvas

Friday, March 18, 2016

Whitby Sunset

Again at Whitby, England, the sun poking through the clouds and adding interesting reflections.

9 x 12" Oil on Canvas

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Pork Pies

Many English people cherish their traditional foods. These British pork pies, and quite delicious. Painting from a photo, I unwisely started it before dinner, and was too distracted by my hunger to continue!

8x6" Oil on Raymar cotton panel

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Whitby Shore

In England last summer, we went to Whitby on the east coast to have fish and chips. We also did some sightseeing, and the sky was magic.

8x10" Oil on canvas

Thursday, March 10, 2016

University Sunset

Driving almost everywhere, I see scenes, people and all kinds of great material that I could use in paintings, and I often wish I could take a picture at that moment. Sometimes I do! I know it is distracted driving, but this scene was irresistible and traffic was at a standstill so I took a few shots. Westward facing at sunset is often so beautiful.

8x10" Oil on Raymar cotton panel

Friday, February 12, 2016

Derbyshire Countryside

On my trip to England with my husband last summer, we visited his son and daughter in law in Derbyshire. Exploring the countryside we came across so many beautiful scenes, but the sky there is so spectacular, it is the focus of many of my paintings (so far!).

10x10" Oil on cradled birch panel.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Winter Twilight

I loved the dramatic light one winter evening as I was driving by a farm on the 400. In hindsight, it was a bit risky and pretty cold to stop on the highway to take a photo, but I am pretty happy with the result!

8x10" Oil on Masonite

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Over the Hill

An image from Bradgate Park in Leicester, which was the home of Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England for 9 days. She was executed in 1534 for treason at age 17.

I have started to sign my name Gillespie Singhera, as I was married in December to Rana Singhera.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

You Said 10 Minutes

A spaniel parked in front of a barber shop.

6x6" Oil on Raymar cotton panel

Saturday, January 9, 2016

English Terrier

From a photo of a terrier that I took while on vacation with my husband Rana, in England this past summer. The English love their dogs!

6x6" Oil on gessoboard

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