Monday, 18 April 2011

Woman

This painting is from a sketch I did this past summer (which you can look at in my pen and ink section).  It is a study in shapes and shadows, with something of a 1950s Pop Art feel. I was inspired by the expression on the face of the woman--so hopeful and serene.


24"x36" acrylic on canvas board, original sold

Thursday, 7 April 2011

The High Life


This painting is of summertime at Christina Lake, BC. It's a 16"x20" acrylic on canvas.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Two oils and an acrylic

A landmark event: my new camera arrived-- yay for Air Miles! To celebrate the occasion, here are three paintings.
The first is an English garden, with a climbing rose tangled through an apple tree: thoroughly pink and lacy. 
The second is a profile that mingles skin with landscape, since the nose itself is over four inches long. I did it as a study of contours, and tried to approach it in the same way I would the profile of a cliff edge. 
And the third is a a stand of poplars I painted on location this past summer. What caught my attention was the unexpected contrast between the trees, dove-grey in their own shadows, and the backdrop of sunny foliage.