November 26, 2007


I finally managed to get some time to paint again, so I am posting an encaustic abstract landscape
image I finished last night.
This is 11x14 on hardboard.

August 6, 2007

July 15, 2007


Lion pair

watercolor on paper


July 3, 2007


This buffalo was lumbering through the woods in search of another male. He sounded just like the early settlers described them - they make a loud wuffing sound like a steam locomotive.


6 x 12

Mountain Goat

I have been focusing on wildlife images, and recently completed this small oil of a mountain goat in Jasper.

oil on canvas


June 6, 2007

Bantam chickens

These Bantam chickens were busy trying to find a nice cosy nesting site, and were checking out all the little holes and depressions in the barn yard.
watercolor on paper

June 4, 2007


I saw these antelope one day in the fall, during rutting season. I watched this buck loose a fight for dominance and I snapped a picture as he was was running back to join the rest of the herd.
watercolor and graphite on watercolor paper

May 21, 2007

resting giraffe

Resting Giraffe

watercolor and graphite


May 12, 2007

Polar Bear

A polar bear emerging from the water.
11x17 inches, water color and graphite on Strahmore paper

May 8, 2007


This combines graphite (pencil drawing) with watercolor paints.
11x15 on Strathmore paper

April 15, 2007

Quinacridone Luminesce II

This is another abstract using quinacridone crimson and pearlescent powder. I love the contrast with the stark black lines. It is 16x20, acrylic on canvas.

Sunrise over the prairies

This is a little acrylic painting (5x7) of the sunrise over a farm on the prairies. This is a very common scene in winter, when the night is incredibly dark, and the sunrises are spectacular.

Lighthouse, Halifax Harbour

I enjoyed the movement expressed in Emily Carr's style so much, I thought I would apply it to this lighthouse scene. Some of the fluidity and movement is lost in the digitization, but the original is quite stunning.
16x20 oil on canvas

April 13, 2007

Blue Heron

I decided to experiment with water soluble oils on this blue heron. They are a wonderful medium - smooth and buttery like regular oils, but clean up with water and soap.

16x20 oil on canvas

April 6, 2007

Carr painting

I have been painting quite a bit this past week but haven't taken any pictures of the finished product for posting. However, I did take a picture of this copy of an Emily Carr painting that I like. Her use of color was incredible, and the flowing forms evoke the swaying trees and the overpowering energy of the west coast rain forest. I find her style quite exciting, and plan to explore more of the Fauve/Group of Seven styles.

January 16, 2007

waxed floral

I thought I would experiment a bit and this is the result. I crumpled some Japanese paper so it was all covered with a fine web of creases, and then applied thin washes of acrylic paint to create an image of a flower garden. Once dried, I smoothed out the paper, and used beeswax to adhere the paper to a small canvas board. The final image is 5x7.