Monday, September 29, 2014

Canal in Vanice

6 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard. There are many wonderful things about Italy. The people are very friendly and relaxed, the food is great, the scenery is spectacular but one of the best things is Venice. The light there is like no other place I have seen and every thing travels by boat.  A few years ago we took my 89 year old mother to Venice. When we told her that we were taking a taxi back to the airport she said "You can't fool me - its a boat".

Friday, September 26, 2014

Old Spanish Town

6 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard.  My reference for this came from Google streetview. I have never been to this place, an ancient town in Spain called Segovia, but it looks intriguing. Maybe some day. Until then surfing is a good way to find interesting places to paint.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

On The Rocks

8 x 10 inches - oil on gessoboard - When I lived in Nova Scotia, I remember repeat warnings to people visiting the edge of the sea not to get too close.  I do not know the statistics but I suspect a number of tourists have been swept away by a rogue wave while getting a better view of the ocean. I used a reference photo for this from Wetcanvas.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Cows On The Hill

6 x 8 inches - oil on canvas board - The cows do not notice the fog but seem to be interested in what is happening on the other side of the fence.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Abandoned House

6 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard - I tried using a short-handled soft flat brush on this one. It helped me with control.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Getting Seed

6 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard - Soon the snow will be here and our feeders are going to get busy again.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Pineapple House at Night

8 x 8 inches - oil on cradled wood - This is a little shop on the corner in Saline Michigan in the early evening.

Monday, September 8, 2014


8 x 8 inches - oil on wood panel - There are few creatures cuter than a puppy. This is my first try using a cradled wood panel. I enjoyed the experience.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Up River

20 x 16 inches - oil on canvas - This is a view up the river from Peterborough.

Sunset on the Beach

6 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard - I like the colours in the eastern sky at sunset especially over the water.

Courthouse in Stratford

6 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard - This is is the courthouse in the centre of Stratford, the way you see it as you walk along the river.

Pine by the Lake

6 x 8 inches - oil on canvas board - This wind-swept scene with an isolated tree was interesting to paint.


6 x 8 inches - oil on hardboard - This is Hank, well loved by his family.