Sunday, April 29, 2012

2 Encaustic Paintings, Lake Ontario, Late April

Encaustic is a wonderful medium, and especially suited to the scale of my work. It has been a while since I've made encaustic paintings....other methods require less preparation. Here, I used the same diagram to produce 2 works, one a bit bigger than the other, one on thin plywood panel, the other on paper laminated to panel.
- both are SOLD!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Late April

2 very recent works, both diagramed during lunch hours a few miles outside of Port Hope.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Orchard Asleep, Mid April.

Acrylic and pencil on unprimed printing paper, 11 x 15 inches. An orchard high atop a hill on highway 2, close to Port Hope. Lush greens of spring on the ground but no new growth on the apple trees yet. They were a more purpley grey than this, but I left the darker contrast.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


11 x 15 inches, acrylic and pencil on heavy printing paper.

From one of my brief lunch hour drives into the countryside just outside Port Hope. Early afternoon around April 10th.......a fast moving cloud came sweeping through.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

From the Home of Katherine Humphreys

Nothing gives me more pleasure than to see my work well presented in someone's home. It also brings the creative process full circle. On a winter day I stopped to diagram this scene at Rice Lake, painted the piece later that day, lived with it and studied it for a time....and now it's gone far away to live in the lovely home of Katherine Humphreys.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Village Dump Site

The white sand and variety in elevations always interests me when I pass this site....sometimes I stop. It's been defunct for a while and is properly covered over.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Some Spring Paintings

Recently the Millbrook, Ontario printmaker, George Raab gave my some various sizes of Arches paper that he couldn't use for his large prints, and I'm really enjoying painting on the unprimed surface; it's very intimate and responsive. In some cases a thin wash goes in as an undercoat, and sometimes a last stage of pencil work is used to help tie things together. The little paintings seem to be getting a bit bigger...yikes!....but still not bigger than 11 x 15 inches. Thank you, George!