Thursday, December 31, 2015

Pink Pond Lily

6 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard - I tried to get the colour I wanted with cadmium red but finally used alizarin instead. I have been trying to simplify my palette. It is only in the bright colours like this pink where I have difficulties.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Spring Tree

5 x 7 inches - oil on gessoboard - Sooner or later spring will be here and the trees will bloom again.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015


6 x 8 inches - oil on gessoboard - Molson is our granddaughter's dog.  He is big, friendly, he slobbers a lot, and he likes to carry a big stick around the yard.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Blue Bear

5 x 7 inches - oil on gessoboard - Bearly back painting again after a couple of days of holiday cheer.

Friday, December 18, 2015


5 x 7 inches - oil on gessoboard - This is not the droid you are looking for.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Autumn on the River

16 x 20 inches - oil on hardboard - Here is a larger work that I recently completed. Because I have been disenchanted with stretched canvas, I made my own board for this one.  I sealed the board first with coats of shellac on both sides, then several coats of gesso on the painted side. This extra work makes less sense for the small boards but, I think I like this approach for larger work. Once the work is displayed or sold, I can add a support or frame to the back.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Onion and Bowl

6 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard - Onions are fun but tricky to paint. I am still exploring simplified colours.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Red White and Blue

6 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard - I am working with simpler forms so that I can focus more on colour.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015


8 x 8 inches - oil on linen board - Bentley is sadly no longer with us. He loved to spend time in the garden.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

It's Just Me and the Kids

6 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard - I am coming to the conclusion that it is very important to simplify the reflections when painting glass objects.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Pomegranate and Clementine

6 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard - I am not fond of pomegranates but it is interesting to try to paint them.