Sunday, November 30, 2008

Flying Machine

I'm not sure how I feel about this, and I am learning lots. Encaustic is a tricky medium. 24X20 on Board

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Did this one today 24x30" oil/canvas , comments welcomed. Brian

Time for wine

18x24" Acrylic on canvas. Done this morning. C&C.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Foggy evening...

a large one i ventured 24x40. this scene has been a nostalgic stuck in my mind scene which i struggled to express. its not half of what i had in mind but a few lessons learnt in the process.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Did another oil today...this one 24x30" on canvas. Comments welcome. Brian

Friday, November 21, 2008

Spring Fortune

Here is another I did in my workshop. I chose a subject that I was familar with in order to concentrate on the application, rather than the composition, value etc. 've been extremely pleased with this medium, and plan on working in it alot more. I like the way my "structure" is loosened.16X20 Encaustic on board. PS Brian will that mean I am booted of the blog because I'm not in acrylics??

Thursday, November 20, 2008

18x20 oil/canvas. love feedback. thanks

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Did this one this aftenoon 30x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian


I have been taking a workshop learning a medium I thought I would like. Here is the little sample I did. Encaustic on board 11"x 14"

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


This one done today 16x20" acrylic/canvas. Wanted to try something a bit more representative with a limited palette. Comments welcome. Brian

Monday, November 17, 2008


This one done last night 30x30" acrylic/canvas...a bit rusty, but I'm ok with it. Comments welcome. Brian


Ok Here's it is in technicolour. I had fun.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


This is one of those value studies that I would consider leaving at this stage. I liked it like this but I want to continue to play. 48X36

Friday, November 14, 2008


18x24 oil/canvas. did this one feedback..thanks.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


28x40 oil/canvas. worked on this larger painting for a few days, pushed my tones, contrasts and the light factor. not too sure about it love some critique. thanks :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Step 7 done today...I am happy with the end result! - it finally grew on both of us as we looked at it yesterday and today. It's sitting on my mantel for a few days for me to "look at" and I'm looking forward to starting another one when I get back from Kelowna, next week. Thank you Brian for another great weekend; it was a great group. I saw the 5-day, May 11-15'09 and hinted what an awesome bday present (i'm may 7th). All comments welcomed, acrylic on 24x36 - PS: We have to figure out the lighting situation in my room; halogen lights. Any suggestions would be great! Sharka


Done today 24x30" acrylic/canvas, just wanted to play a bit. Comments welcome. Brian
Brian, here's the painting with an attempt at incorporating your suggestions. See what you think. By the way, you need to send me a bill for all your help!  I really do appreciate it. 

Steven's Painting

I hope Steven doesn't mind... I'm posting this painting of his. He's done a few with the pallet knife that are just amazing. This one is 24"x36" in acrylic. In person, you really see all that thick paint. 

Monday, November 10, 2008

Still Life on French Easel

Here's an 18x24" acrylic still life I set up with my wife's birthday flowers. I had fun painting it. When I finished, I wondered if purple was the best choice in the background... maybe I just don't see much purple in paintings and so it seems unusual.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Spring Forth

Here's today's I've enjoyed all the muted colours. 36X48 acrylic


Done tonight 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcome. Brian
Hello Bloggers,

Wow, that message I left on my last post gave me the idea to check the blog out on another monitor. I have been sooooo frustrated with colour!! Well I have a great monitor (I rarely use and forgot about)Oh my God it's like someone lifted the hazy film off of my eyes. All the posts look so much better, and I can't believe the difference it makes.

Friday, November 07, 2008


More playing

Sound the Trumpets!

Did this today, thought I would have a bit of fun. 16X16 Acrylic


Done today 24x30" acrylic/canvas....good to get back at it after a few days of not painting. Comments welcome.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Sunset Lake of two mountains

20x30" Acrylic on canvas. Finished today. C&C Welcome.

Turning Revised

Thanks for your imput Brian and Elliot. I tried to make it work at both a 30 foot viewing distance and a 10 foot. I needed to add more definition/clarity, and although I perfered the former, I think the viewer may perfer the latter.


18x22 oil/canvas.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I went small with this one: 12"x16" acrylic. It's a commissioned house portrait. I didn't like the photo the person gave me,  but I gave it a shot.  C&C welcome.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


It's only fitting that I should call this Turning, on a night history was made. Here is what I've been up to lately. 8'X3' acrylic (two panels)

Monday, November 03, 2008

Here's an 18"x24" acrylic. I'd done a little experimenting lately, and this one was back to basics. Comments welcome.

Sunday, November 02, 2008


16x20 oil/canvas.


A small quick study 16x16 oil/canvas.


I had never seen a persimmon tree until last weekend, going for a walk with my husband. I feel this capture the joy I felt seeing it for the first time. 30X24 Acrylic


This one done this morning 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcomed. Brian


18x24" Acrylic on canvas.A study for color balance. Finished today. C&C Welcome.