Monday, October 9, 2017

"Lunenburg - Almost"


Watercolour on Arches 300 lb. Cold Pressed paper. 22" X 22".
My take on Lunenburg N.S..
I love doing these whimsical village scenes. 
Boats and colour my passion. 


"It's Everything We Need"


Watercolour on 300 lb. Arches Cold Pressed paper. 14" X 18"
This painting depicts a corner grocery store from 
an older neighbourhood in Calgary. 
The corner store, was a so much a part of our communities. 
We have lost most of them. 
Sad i think. 

"Eau Claire Bay"


Watercolour on Arches 300 lb. Cold Pressed. 14" X 18"
A few of Calgary landmark buildings are present in the background. 
Whimsy for the foreground and my idea of a wonderful harbour for 
land locked Calgary. :) 

Friday, July 21, 2017

"Watercolour paper soaking tray"








I finally built a watercolour paper soaking tray after 10 years of using the bathtub. Ugggh! 
All it took was a piece of 1/2" plywood 24" X 36",  6' of 1X6 Spruce board, "Goop" plumbers adhesive, "Dap, Kwik Seal", 1" finishing nails, a few 1X6 wood screws, acrylic primer, 
and a quart of marine paint. 
I first cut the 1X6 spruce into 2" wide strips. The left over pieces were about 1.5" wide 
which i ripped in half and used on the underside of the plywood for a nailing strip. 
These were glued on and nailed. 
The 2" strips were then attached to the sides with adhesive, nails 
and a few wood screws to keep them snug. 
The next step was primer followed by one coat of marine paint. 
When this dried, (24 hours drying time) 
i caulked all the joints in the well with the Dap followed by a final coat of marine paint 
applied quite thick. 
Voila! A soaking tray which will handle a standard size watercolour  sheet
22" X 30". 
Can't wait to try it. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

"Polly's Dairy"


Polly's Dairy is a wee watercolour sketch.
It is approximately 8 X 11. 
The sketches such as this will often end up as larger pieces 
in one form or another. A summer version would be fun as well. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"Coffee Cove"


Watercolour, 22" X 22" on paper. 
Another in a series. 
Love to work the colours in these. 
Hope to get another license for a puzzle. 
Will most likely re-do them all as a winter scene. 
Add some hockey players and skaters. 
Fun to be an artist i think. :)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

"Porpoise Cove"


A brand new watercolour. 22" X 22".
I have not painted in water-colour for some time now having 
found such freedom with acrylics. 
It was sure great to get back to this medium which i love so much. 
The whimsical villages are moving down to the seaside now. 
I have several completed and though doing them in winter would be a good idea too! 
Skaters, bon fire, hot chocolate and starry, starry night is all good. 
This one is sold but there are others! 

Friday, February 24, 2017

"Password Please"



Acrylic on canvas. 24 X 24