Friday, July 24, 2015

"Queen Street"

A wee watercolour based on a drawing i had in my sketchbook of Victoria Street 
in Nelson B.C. 
I've used this scene several times but like to re-visit a painting from time to time 
and improve upon it or add things i thought should have been there 
the first time. 
Each time i do one new ideas come to mind 
and i make a note of them and to do another new painting down the road. 
While doing this one i thought a gas station would be fun to do
with rocking chairs out front and a dog or two. 
In a lake side community and of course there would be ice to skate on 
or a summer scene with diving platform and swimmers. 
Such fun, this art business. 
Watercolour on Arches 300 lb. CP paper. 15" X 19".

Monday, July 6, 2015


More Cows! There can't be enough cows. 
I'be been having such fun with the backgrounds i am thinking the cows 
might be getting in the way! Perhaps put them further back 
into the fields. My whimsical watercolour villages are starting 
to show up in these acrylics. I look forward to seeing where it is all going. 
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. 24" X 36". 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


This is the second of the commissions i had donated to 
"Rescue A Boxer" from Vancouver as a fundraiser item. The family who won the bid 
wanted a portrait of their Luke. 
I've done a lot of Boxers and have gotten to know the breed quite well. 
With this one, i painted his eyes first so he could watch me work 
and keep me company. 
We became good companions as i felt his warm, gentle spirit. 
Watercolour, 12 X 16 on Arches 300 lb. CP paper.