Thursday, November 30, 2006

Snow in November

Hello everyone,

To everyone in southern BC, I hope you all made it through the wind, rain & snow storms okay! I have been looking forward to the snow this year hoping for some new paintings. Got pretty jucied up with all the beautiful snow scenes. This is my latest.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

RED VASE Nov 2006

Completed today Sat 18/11
Ala prima study, oil on 60x40cm (16"x24") MDF panel.
The time available for painting was 2 hrs, so I had to be quick for this fairly large sized study.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Cottonwoods at dusk

This painting i did a few days ago trying to capture the afternoon light

Robert Genn's Painter's Keys Twice-Weekly Newsletter

I love Robert Genn's work and his marvellous Painter's Keys Twice-Weekly Newsletter. I'm sure many of you already subscribe (it's free, i might add), but if you haven't heard of it you really should take a look. Make sure you check out the "Clickbacks" (the discussions on the essay's). It’s something i greatly look forward to.

And the reason why i'm posting this here, is that i thought it might possibly be fodder for discussion here on Brian's blog. :-)

Here's the link:


the community

P.S. to Brian. I don't know if you're even interested in this at all, but if you are, is there any way to post this link permanently onto the sidebar?

~ Amber ~ the slightly less reclusive one ~

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Lady Slipper Falls

Hi Brian,

I really like the new one on your homepage!!! So magical! It draws me right in.


Monday, November 13, 2006

A "Selling" question for people

A question just came up and it made me wonder. I know a local artist (here on Bowen Island) who is quite creative when it comes to selling her art. Of course her work is in galleries, and she also gets her work displayed in restaurants, etc.

But the one thing she does that i'm curious about and was wondering if anyone else has done is this:

Has anyone tried renting their art? She has really low monthly rates for people who can't normally afford art. I would assume that if a buyer came up (who maybe saw the painting online, or whatever), that the person renting it would be given the option to buy it first though. But in the meantime, you're getting revenue for a painting that could very possibly normally be sitting at home just waiting, gathering dust, and people who just don't have the money can enjoy beautiful art too.

I can see it would be scary though, unless it was rented to someone you know and trust or to someone who someone you know and trust can vouch for. I suppose a less scary version would be a sort of "rent to own" version. Either way, a contract would have to be made up to protect the painting, i would assume.

Anyway, anybody tried this? Any luck with this if you have? Any comments?

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Island Cove

Hi everyone,

Is anyone out there? Seems like the last episode of Corner Gas. Thought I would post my newest piece. It is my largest to date 36 x 48. Sure looks hudge in our small space!!


Sunday, November 05, 2006

New Vancouver Village


Saturday, November 04, 2006

Saturday mornings I paint with a group called Riverside Painters. We meet at the University of Westen Australia Rowing club to painr plein air around the river. No coordinator, teacher, committee, just painting with a collegiate review of our work afterwards. Today, the weather was very stormy so we painted indoors

This ala prima still life, "Flowers and Lemons" acrylic painting on 9"x12" (23x30cm) canvas sheet was completed in around 2 hrs. I had fun and think I achieved my aim. "colourful, joyful and dramatic"

I wonder how it would translate into a larger sized studio version

Friday, November 03, 2006


Hello everyone,

This is one I did this summer. It is the third one of "vetch" that I have done. Sorta went off in a different angle here. I call it "Daydreaming".