Friday, September 23, 2011


Oil on Gessoboard 5 x 7. I saw this dump truck while on a garden tour and took lots of photos because I knew one day I would paint it.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Calm Before the Storm

Oil on Gessoboard. 6 x 6. Himself gets a morning nap before giving his staff instructions for the day.

Monday, September 19, 2011


Oil on Gessoboard. 6 x 6. As it often happens, I was about ready to throw this one out the window part way through but I kept on going and I am now happy with the way it turned out.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Study for On the Lake

Oil on Gessoboard 5 x 7. I drew with a regular pencil on the board after a value sketch because the watercolour pencil was not showing up enough. Then not wanting the pencil to contaminate the paint, I coated it with acrylic medium first. I don't know what impact this might have on the long term survival of the painting but it kept the pencil from bleeding into the paint.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Glass Balls and Clementine

Oil on Gessoboard 6 x 6 An interesting exercise in reflections. I hope everyone is having a relaxing Labour Day.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Oil on Gessoboard 6 x 6 The end of summer brings hot colours like these Calendula.

Friday, September 2, 2011

White Orchid

Oil on Gessoboard. 5 x 7  Orchids make great subjects because they are beautiful and the blooms last a long time.