Friday, December 5, 2008

Hot Off the Palette

I'd like to share some of my latest pieces of artwork with you.

"Walk Along the Beach",
18 x 24" acrylic

As you may recall this piece was featured on the front cover of the Beacon for the month of October, 2008.

It's fun to imagine the life of this boat - how many times it has been out to the ocean. I never tire of walking the coast line, looking for sea shells, a quick dip in the ocean .... well maybe just my toes.

Always with camera in hand, this scene grabbed my attention as I knew that some day I would like to capture this image in paint.

"Heading West"
16 x 20" acrylic painting.

Ever since my first drive through the mountains when I was ten years old I've been in awe of the Rocky Mountains. The majestic peaks, snow covered even in summer, glisten like diamonds in the sky.

This particular painting was inspired by my journey from Saskatchewan to my new home in on Vancouver Island.

The mountain and the foreground were painted using a palette knife. Heavy on the paint I scraped and moved the acrylics around to create texture and effect.

"Sunset Nile Creek"
10 x 12", acrylic

This painting is inspired by an evening sunset at one of my favourite dog walking spots. I never tire of this spot, as there are always lots to see from fresh sea shells on the shore at low-tide, to swans and seals splashing around at high tide.

To create this painting I covered the entire canvas with several layers of mars black paint. The Sunset colours and reflections were applied on top, creating a very dramatic effect.

"Lake Front"
10 x 12", acrylic

A warm summer day, a new car, and a drive with my favourite dog ... what could be better. We ended up on the shores of a mountain lake, dipping our toes and paws in the cool clear waters and breathing in the fresh mountain air.

Twas a refreshing and relaxing way to spend the afternoon.

Ah is grand indeed!

Thank you for viewing my recent work. I hope you liked the show. Till next time ...
Do what you love .... and Love what you Do.

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