Saturday, 29 November 2014

Upcoming Workshop

This may make a great Christmas present for an aspiring artist, yourself or...?

I will be teaching this two day workshop on painting in oils later in January at the beautiful Coast Collective in the old Pendray mansion on the Esquimalt Lagoon.  Have a look at the link below if interested.

A recent oil painting.  24x18 inches.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

This is a brand new blog that I am creating with hopes to publish my paintings and other artwork as I do them and hopefully document a bit of my process, thinking and impressions along the way.  

I normally paint daily in my studio in oils, mostly landscape or still life, but sometimes take the painting outdoors for a more direct approach.  This teaches me to paint quickly with less fuss to get the impression of the light, shapes and colours down quickly before things change to much.

The last couple of months, I've been working on small watercolour and ink sketches in a small watercolour book I have while watching tv in the evenings.  This is simply pure fun, but I have been pleased with the results and it has helped my drawing immensely, as any dedicated practice will do.

Here are a couple of them: