Friday, February 13, 2015

Winter Pear

 Winter Pear - Sold
6" x 6"

The end of a large painting is the herald for the production of a smaller painting using the paint left over on the palette. My self imposed rule is that I cannot add another colour, except perhaps some white, to the palette to complete the piece.

After Sea Harvesters was complete, I worked on this 6" x 6" piece, Winter Pear. The blues and oranges always work their way into my paintings, no matter what time of year, but I think in winter they are almost as good as sunshine therapy.

After more than 40cm of snow in a storm yesterday, more tonight and oh bliss (not)more on Sunday night, I'm wishing my winter away. I'm not a winter person in any way and driving in the stuff is horrible. I think the older I get, the more nervous I become about driving in snow. I was fearless once upon a time. What happened to that person?

Monday, February 09, 2015

Sea Harvesters WIP

 Sea Harvesters - SOLD
24 x 16  oil on canvas

Fishing boats and harbours are a dime a dozen around Newfoundland and I love the sights and sounds that are ever present.  Motors running, people shouting, water lapping against hulls, seagulls overhead, they all create that unique sea town experience.

With that in mind, I created this painting of three fishing boats ready to head to sea to make their living.  I actually remembered to take photos at most points of progress so I put them together in this work in progress video.  Enjoy!