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Peggys Cove to Cuba

April 13th, 2012

Peggys Cove to Cuba

Well, we have been to Cuba for the first time, loved it and the people, visited Hoguin and Santiago de Cuba, did some sketches and paintings ,also visited the United States in March , visited old friends and painted scenes I last painted 50 years ago. I'm getting ready for an exhibit in May at Swoon Gallery here in Nova Scotia. I have a very busy summer ahead, "lord willing " as my grand mother would say. paint Peggys Cove and Paint Lunenburg in July .

A new Year 2012

January 2nd, 2012

A new Year 2012

I have'nt been on the blog for months, busy with sailing, a trip to Maine sailing, a sketch trip to Yarmouth in November and now here's my first painting of 2012. Barrington Head Lighthouse , any comments?

Santirini

April 2nd, 2011

Santirini

I finished this painting about a week ago ,I is a wedding present for my neice , she's Greek and was married last fall , not bad timing?
I now have a painting accepted in Pastel Arts.ca exhibit in Ontario , good excuse for a road trip and some plein air painting . did some sketching in Prospect fishing village on Wednesday , met a rug hooker , he did beautiful work . cold winter day here again ,good day for the studio and Johannes Vloothuis webinar classes .

New pastel painting in progress

March 1st, 2011

New pastel painting in progress

I'm working on this new painting ,it's on suede , blue in color and approx 13"x 19" . great stuff to work on , lots of work to go , but the winter passes quicker in the studio , lots of ice in the yard. Oh yeh ,its from a photo I took in Aspotogan ,here in Nova Scotia, any comments?

Tanners Pass fishing boat

February 21st, 2011

Tanners Pass fishing boat

well its been a week or more , i'm slow! been busy with Paris Salon Exhibition ,and new paintings and weekend webinar classes with Johannes --------
and today I have been contacted by a new gallery "Swoon Gallery" , and I am pleased that they wiill be exhibiting my paintings. I finished this painting of a fishing boat at Tanners Pass , done from a sailing trip there last summer . Any comments?

Aspotogan Fishing boats

February 13th, 2011

Aspotogan Fishing boats

Well its finished , any comments, I like it, but of course I am prejudiced. Its on to the next project, not sure what it will be , but am driven to produce paintings. we have a relaunch of our VANS art exhibition at the Craig Gallery in Dartmouth today at 1pm, also a talk about paris salon ,along with french wine and cheese to sample, sounds good!

After 35 Cm Snow Storm

February 3rd, 2011

After 35 Cm Snow Storm

Well what a wonderful thing ,a snow blower , just spent two hours with it , cleaning out the walkways and driveways. Have to be able to go to the art gallery opening tonight at the Craig Gallery in Dartmouth , can't wait to see all the paintings.

Fishing Boats At Night

February 2nd, 2011

Fishing Boats At Night

Well I've progressed past this point ,just hav'nt downloaded the photos. It's pastels on black paper.

Snow ,Snow, Snow

February 2nd, 2011

Snow ,Snow, Snow

Feb 02,2011, Snow ,snow ,well we are getting hit with a big snow storm , just opened up the walk to the nearest tree , so our dog "Jack" can do this thing . otherwise its over his head.
On the weekend I enjoyed a webinar ,saturday and sunday by artist Johannes Vloothuis sponsored by wet canvas .
the above image is an invitation to a gallery opening tomorrow night , I have two paintings there along with 50 artist of VANS (Visual Arts Nova Scotia)
Sunday the 6th I am scheduled to give a talk about my work. Im presently working on a night scene of fishing boats , we'll see how this works?? I'll post it maybe tomorrow , don't know how to post more than one picture per blog?

Ballet Dancer

February 2nd, 2011

Ballet Dancer

well here it is finished? I think ? What do you think?

 

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