Sunday, December 2, 2012


oil on cradled hardboard 48 x 36. I just completed this larger painting after setting a challenge for myself of creating a convincing seascape. I have always been drawn to paintings of the sea. When I started the painting, it seemed to need to be large, now all I have to do is find somewhere to put it.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


6 x 6 oil on gessobord. In one of the gardens we visited this summer, the only thing I could find that I liked was this sweetpea growing among the weeds so this is what I have painted.

Saturday, September 22, 2012


6 x 6 oil on gessobord. This hydrangea is the third in a series of flower portraits. They have given me a chance to try out some new brushes.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Frans Hals Daylily

6 x 6 oil on gessobord. Daylilies are one of the easiest plants to grow. Frans Hals is my favourite and not just because it is named after a painter.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


16 x 20 oil on hardboard.  This is Copper the wonder dog going for a dip in the river.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

White and Purple Iris

6 x 6 oil on gessobord.  I decided to paint a number of individual flower portraits.  This is the first one. I hope you like it.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sunset on Little Lake

6 x 8 oil on canvas board. You can take a boat cruise on Little Lake in Peterborough.  The boat docks while you watch the evening concert on shore.  Before the concert starts you get great views of the lake.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Stratford Swan

6 x 6 oil on gessobord. Every year we go to the Festival in Stratford, Ontario. The swans on the river there are icons of the the town.

House by the Sea

6 x 6 oil on gessobord. I worked on this one over and over with many redos but I think it now evokes the sense of the coast that I was looking for.

Monday, August 13, 2012


6 x 6 oil on gessobord - After a long while of doing other things, here is a new one. I have been able to work on some larger paintings and have made some adjustments to my studio. I worked a bit on setting up my camera to get a good reproduction. This photo is not perfect but its similar to the original.