Saturday, May 04, 2019

"Cattle Point revisited in Spring 2019" oil 6 x 8 inches


I am chuffed that once again Cattle Point has delivered  a nice painting for me out in the open  - "Plein Air," as they say in France.

I was intrigued by the shapes of the trees even though it meant turning my back on the sea.

When it comes to composition I like a vertical (tree trunks); a horizontal (horizon line); a slope (pathway); and a rounded shape (albeit half the rock) -- great.

For sale if your accepted bid if is higher than 80 Canadian dollars. I really, really enjoyed this 'un!

Monday, April 29, 2019

"Stadacona Park April 2019" 6 x 8

Not far from home, over lunchtime I painted this house on the edge of the park.


Often times we travel far to find a place but now and then it's GOOD to walk to a nearby spot.
In a way it finds me.
That's good too.

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

"Fort Street" watercolour


Sundown on the street beneath my feet.  Fort Street from the balcony of our condo. We are on the edge of greatness here as the smart suburb is just across the road, the homes date from around the eighteen hundreds.

Friday, January 04, 2019

"Willows Beach" watercolour 4x6


                                            "Willows Beach" sunny January day in 2019

Thanks for your comment on this one. I did realize afterwards that it turned out well even tho it's so tiny 11cm x 16cm (or four-and-a-half inches by six-and-a-half inches) which if I try to sell it in an unframed double mat board, postage will be extra depending on where you reside.
My well-to-do friends can afford it. If someone really likes it he/she will find me on social media and contact me.
But back to "Willows Beach 2019" Nobody paints exactly like this, I'm modest when I say that the beauty that you see in this painting comes from within me - the actual scene is accurate (one can go here and recognize the place) but the treatment comes from within. This is me. The way I see life and my unique reaction painted on my watercolour painting paper.

This is the small B&W prep sketch I always do before commiting to paint:

That's it in a nutshell.