Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My Book is Out!!!

(by me!)
is now available!!!
It can be ordered at
or purchased at independent booksellers along the Bow Corridor
(list of merchants also on web site)
Please join us for the official BOOK LAUNCH
on Thursday, Sept 30, 7:30 pm
at Pages in Kensington
1135 Kensington Road
Calgary, AB
Hope you can make it - should be a fun party!

Monday, September 20, 2010

And yet more water...

Brittany Coast III - France
39 x 28 in.
oil on canvas
I seem to be revisiting old themes a lot - this is another from a series of photo references I took off the Point du Raz on the western tip of Brittany a number of years ago. I love the dual layers of the ocean bottom and the swirls of light reflected on the water surface - a challenging subject!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

More Water...

Reflection: Burmis Lake, AB
Oil on canvas
36 x 36 in.

This painting came from the weekend I spent in the Crowsnest Pass area last spring, at a painting excursion organized by the Alberta Society of Artists. One day we visited this small lake, which had gorgeous shifting reflections in it. I took lots of reference photos and did a few quick colour sketches in paint. This is the first large painting to come out of the ideas I brought home with me.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Back to Painting Water!

Under Aero Pier
Oil on Canvas
32 x 38 in.
On a recent kayak trip to the Charlottes we stopped to explore an old logging site where they cut Sitka spruce to make aricraft during WW I. It was an interesting place, but what intrigued me most were the patterns and reflections I found as I paddled slowly under the pylons of the old ruined pier. This painting is an interpretation of that image - probably one of my most abstract so far in this series.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Forest Landscape

Acrylic on Wood Panel
23 x 33 in.
This is from a hike up to Stanley Glacier - an area that has been heavily fire affected... and is now showing signs of exhuberant new life!