Tuesday, February 25, 2014


This is little "Hulahen". She belonged to a young gal who owns six of these delightful creatures, 
the Boxer. 
She wanted a reminder of how sweet this girl was and to be able to see her often. 
Watercolour on Arches, CP paper, 14" X 14". 

Saturday, February 15, 2014


I love the names people give their dogs. Lately it seems they are using more human names. Brian, Jimmy, Stewie, Ricky and such. Not so much any more the old traditional dogs names. No Bowsers, Fidos, or Lucky's.  I think of their names as i paint. This girl had an especially suitable name. She seems so sad, distant but wise. Her name means "sorrow".  I'm sure she had a bountiful supply of love to lavish on her owners. I loved painting her. She is such a beautiful Boxer. Watercolour on Arches paper, 16" X 16".

Sunday, February 9, 2014

"Hockey Night in Canada"

I forgot to take a picture of this without frame. It works so much better when i do. 
This is one of my entries in the "Oh Canada" show this weekend at the 
Ruberto Ostberg, Galleries in Calgary. 
It is what i feel represents Canada and that is a good old fashioned street 
hockey game on your typical street anywhere in rural Canada. 
This scene is based on "Victoria Street" in Nelson B.C. 
I love to do the villages and will often rely on my sketchbook 
for inspiration. Sometimes summers are spent wandering and sketching. 
This is watercolour on my Arches paper. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

"Shinny in Trinity Newfoundland"

We are having a Canada show at the gallery to coincide with the Olympics in Sochi.
25 artists are coming up with paintings they feel represents what Canada is to them.
So many things came to mind but i kept coming back to hockey.
This is a scene of kids playing pond hockey which probably happens in most small villages and towns all across this great land
on any given night throughout the winter.
I based this wee village on Trinity Newfoundland. 
Watercolour on CP paper, 15" X 20".