Saturday, November 10, 2012

acrylic on canvas

This is a painting that has been sitting around for months.  I am going to vanish it and take it in to be framed.  The title is "Osmosis".  

Monday, October 22, 2012

My art in a clients home.

                                            My art in a clients home.  This is a 4' x 8' wide edge canvas.  The

                                            painting is textured and has a lot of detail in person.  It is also warm

                                             and subtle.

mixed media on wide edge canvas

                                           More of the large textured paintings.


                                                  Bog on Haida Gwaii.

mixed media on wide edge canvas

                                       Parts of paintings that are on 4' x8' canvas.  The bottom
                                        painting is not finished in this photo.   These are very




                                                  Four Trees in the Naikoon Park, Haida Gwaii.

                                                   Shells hanging on drift wood.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

This is another close up of the colors in the painting that I'm working on.  There are still more washes to add but I'm out of creative energy for now.  I guess that is why I'm blogging.

Monday, July 16, 2012

mixed media on wide edge canvas

This is 4"x8" canvas and is very textured.  So far I have only used 2 colors.  I painted layers of wash, over and over letting each layer dry before the next layer.  This is a work in progress since dry time is long and I like to think a lot about where I put the next wash and what color I should use or blend the colors to make a third color.  The bottom photo is a close up of an area of the painting.

mixed media on wide edge canvas

   This is a huge, 4"x8" canvas which is also very textured.  It was inspired by the sun setting on the ocean.  I wanted the subtle feel of how the reflection fractures on the water and in the air through the molecules of moisture.

acrylic on wide edge canvas

24"x36" acrylic on wide edge canvas.  I call this painting "outer space" which is really a bit lame because I'm sure I could have come up with a better name.

Mixed media on canvas.  This is a painting that I did for Lorene.  It is a very textured painting.   It isn't really representational of Edmonton, just my feel of it and how I remember it.
                                           owned in a private collection

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My art in a clients home.

                                               These two larger paintings are a mixed media on canvas and are 4'x8' in size.  I really love to paint huge canvases.  I use a matte varnish with UV protection so they don't have a sheen or glare and really come alive in good lighting.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

up coming events for April and May 2012

It's all about art!
I will be exhibiting in The Art Society of Strathcona County"s 2012 Spring Show and Sale.

Opening reception : Friday April 20, 7 to 9 pm

Show hours : Friday April 20
1 pm - 9 pm

Saturday April 21
10am - 4pm

Sunday April 22
noon - 4pm

Located at : A. J. Ottewell Center
590 Broadmoor Blvd.
Sherwood Park.
Phone : 780-449-4443
Email :

Special Guest : Deputy Mayor Vic Bidzinshi


June 16, 2012 (Saturday) 6:30 PM
Strathcona County Community Center

Live performances by local performing artists
Visual art by local artists
Live art auction
International inspired food and wine pairings
Presentation of 2012 art appreciation award

TICKETS : $75.00
ticket information:
Telephone: 780-718-9486
Ticket deadline: April 27, 2012


Sunday, May 13, 2012
noon - 4:00
The Red barn Sherwood Park

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lady Blue

I call this Lady Blue. This is acrylic on illustration board. This wasn't a planned painting. I just wanted to paint and so I started with a transparent pyrrole orange and she just emerged. It's going in for framing next week. 30"x40"
Owned in a private collection


I call this painting "oxidization." This is acrylic on illustration board. The inspiration for this comes from the old farm machinery and how the rust shows through the old paint. 30"x40"  
This is mixed media on wood. The inspiration for this painting comes from seeing the sunset through the trees to the ocean from Naikoon Park on Haida Gwaii. It is not finished in this photo.

mixed media on canvas

This is an untitled canvas, mixed media, it's about 3' long. Is owned in a private collection.
30"x50". Inspired by the old paint on really old farm machinery. Mixed media on canvas. I used pumice and extra course pumice for the texture.
Acrylic on illustration board, 8"x10". I did this very quickly and it was inspired by a fall walk when the snow was just starting to show in the old grass. I took this photo when the painting was still wet, hence the shiny part.
From today on I will post on my blog.