Saturday, February 6, 2016

Twilight Stand

Twilight Stand (Sold)
....the last sliver of light as I head home. Acrylic collage painting on gessoed, thin birch panel 7.5 x 12 inches.

One of the reasons I like doing the collages so much is I never know what I'm going to get. I painted this sheet that ended up being used for the sky...... and had it sitting on a pile of paints to dry. I'd look over at it every so often, admiring it, wondering what I could use it for. I always like it when I notice a sheet after I cover it with's a sign it will be used for something later. Mind you, there are 1000s of painted sheets that might never get used sitting in my piles.......   

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Last Light, February 2

Last Light, February 2 (Sold)
The sky was active and exciting as night fell yesterday. It was warm and there was even a 10 second shower at one point.........Acrylic collage painting on Stonehenge paper 9.5 x 12 inches, image size 8.75 x 10.5 inches.

It often surprises me how many changes in light and circumstance happen in the evening. It was super warm and foggy in one place. In 40 minutes we go from spectacular light effects to almost total darkness....

One of my favourite comments from my Facebook page, made about this piece. Thanks Michael C.    "Harry, I love your work. I see the world differently for a couple hours after I see one of your paintings. Then, ever so slowly, the visual clutter creeps back in."    

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Winding my way home slowly, on the backroads. Acrylic collage painting on Stonehenge paper 9.5 x 11.5 inches, image size 8.75 x 10 inches.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Back Garden, January 31

Back Garden, January 31
...the starkness of winter is strangely soothing. Acrylic collage painting on heavy, archival paper 11 x 15 inches, image size 10 x 11.25 inches. One thing I learned early on, is that every mark you make should be as though it carries an electric charge. Elements may be sacrificed later in the work, but you never know which marks will be kept, so every touch has to be alive. 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Morning Green

Green Morning
....another urban landscape from the late 1980s.....from the same time as the one I posted yesterday.  Acrylic and India Ink on gessoed paper 22 x 30. Oshawa, way of making friends with a city I didn't like, was to walk everywhere and document everything I saw...
There will likely be more this size to be made in the not too distant future....

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Hidden House.....earlier paintings

Hidden House
....all my current paintings came out a series of urban landscapes completed way back in the 80s. Here's one.....a grand old house, past its best times, close to a fishing spot I`d often go to.... acrylic on gessoed archival paper 22 x 30 inches.   

Friday, January 29, 2016

Back Garden, January

Back Garden, January (reserved)
....looking out my window at the end of January. Acrylic collage painting on Stonehenge paper 10 x 13 inches, image size 8.75 x 10 inches. There were so many things in the garden, even on a snowy overcast day,.....I left a lot of them out. I think there might be a short series of winter garden pictures from the window....