Friday, July 22, 2011

It was very hot but still pleasant when I diagramed and painted this a number of days it's almost drought conditions.....hoping for rain soon.

Living Low in Australia, Mr. Kitly Gallery

I forgot to mention earlier, I was part of a show at Mr. Kitly gallery, in Brunswick, Australia, titled "Living Low". Here's a gallery shot, one of my paintings and a lovely vessel. The painting is an example of one of my few oils. Wouldn't it be great to do a painting trip in Australia!

Mr. Kitly is at

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Little Grove at Dusk

One of the pieces made with no visual reference, and no initial intention to make the piece into anything but a relation of colour, shape and line.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Saturday Morning Blue

Saturday morning on the yard sale trail. I liked how the little white development in the far distance was entered, but the sky wouldn't sit I removed the whole thing by holding it under the tap and gently rubbing.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Wendy's Hill, Early July

Midday in early July....a small painting on unprimed paper. In each of these little works I seem to be continually both accepting known methods, and on the verge of rejecting almost everything. The style changes as a result. Sometimes a few steps in one direction are taken back, only to reappear a few pictures forward.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Knowing the inevitabilities gets annoying, so something like this is a chance to oppose that, even though I know I'd still repeat a lot of the habits in the process. Acrylic on matteboard, 8 x 10 inches.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Yellow Wedge

The farmer divided his field into sectiions. He is very conscientious, coming every few days to check the progress of growth.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lake Ontario at Cobourg

This was the first painting on the more textured watercolour paper that I'm trying to use up. The morning was way more hazy than this......a very pleasant, windy morning.

Monday, July 4, 2011


8 x 9.5 inches on heavy, watercolor paper. The underpainting is done in very transparent acrylic washes, opaque, heavier impasto on top.