Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet BC Canada

The Wild Pacific Trail located in the District of Ucluelet and is a seven phase trail system skirting the rugged cliffs and shoreline of the westcoast of Vancouver Island. Overlooking Barkley Sound and the Broken Group Islands to the east and the open Pacific Ocean to the south and west, it offers spectacular shoreline panoramas and seaward vistas through ancient cedar and spruce-framed viewing platforms constructed on the best headlands along the route.

30x48x2 Acrylic

 In the studio

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Painting a Day

A Painting a Day

A quick little painting of Carlos Island and one of the beaches on the south side. On the north side this island is loaded with starfish and amazing sand stone formations.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A Painting A Day....or Two.. May 20th

Ok I cheated a little and did 4 paintings to cover the next few days. These are a part of my "Glimpse" series started years ago and will likely go off and on for years to come.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

A Painting A Day....or Two..

A Painting A Day....or Two.. May 16th

Yes!!! I'm going to try to do this little exercise as well and working on my bigger landscapes and theme show paintings. I did a series of the "glimpse" paintings years ago and I've always loved the effect. I find them quick to do and they help me with the brush work for my larger pieces. And no Daria and Dan, I'm not putting a fairy or a dragon in them ;)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Acts of Contrition

"Acts of Contrition"

This painting was way out of my comfort zone to do. I've never been overly fond of painting people in a realistic fashion, although I really did enjoy working on the hair. The glass bottles posed some challenges too but I was pleased with the end result on those. This painting was to depict that all things are not always perfect post-feminist movement and that everyday pressures on women pile up in to feelings of guilt and inadequacy. I did this painting as part of a celebration of 60 years of art at the Art League. This painting did not get into the show but was a excellent learning experience for me in dealing with other subject matter other than landscapes.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Pop Art

I recently joined a gallery that encourages artists to step out of their comfort zones and try new media and subjects, this is what I came up with for the theme Pop Art for this month. I have to say it was a lot of fun messing around with this. I even got Dan involved and helping out with the collage part.

Mixed Media, 24x36 (SOLD)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014