With the studio in chaos for most of the summer, I used my free time to research mural paintings and what approach I could take to the subject. Most potential clients like cartoon or figure like compositions. In commission work for the City, the compositions are usually rooted in the local community and historical themes.Continue reading “Summer Project 2018”
Despite the chaos of the studio, I still managed to complete a piece for a member of the extended family. It was a birthday gift for an eleven year old hockey player. Back when I first started painting, I used to use a loose form of pointillism in my portraits and landscapes. I found pointillismContinue reading “The Hockey Player”
The Studio is painted. Now comes the hard part, putting everything back. Part of my goal with the painting project was to free up space for larger works. I need more wall space to paint and photograph my paintings. I also need more storage space for future paintings that will be larger than my currentContinue reading “Studio – Putting Everything Back”
Answer, I painted my studio. When I moved into my current studio, the most pressing issue was getting everything setup. There was no time to paint, and so I had to live with the wonderful deep red wine walls, vintage 1980. Not only was this color very dated, but it created real problems withContinue reading “What Did You Do On Your Summer Vacation?”
Welcome to my re-booted website. This site is now dedicated to all art that is not abstract. Hope you find my non-abstract activities interesting.
Update In 2018, there will be a national jury show of botanical paintings at the Canadian Museum of Nature. My goal is to get a piece in accepted by the jury and displayed at this event. The challenge is to find something that is artistically different, but still acceptable to the strict conventions of botanicalContinue reading “Update – May 2017”
Thank you for dropping by! It has been almost a year since my last post. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough time for both art and blog posts. With the start of a new year, I hope to post more consistently, but less frequently. Over the past 9 months I have been very busy with art projects:Continue reading “Lack of Posts”
Nice piece about how public space is being re-shaped by digital and corporate influences.
My focus for the past week has been a proposal for a commission job. I can’t really go into details but if successful would be a really positive development. The proposal pushed me to get my CV updated. I also created a dedicated artist’s website. The site is a WordPress product and I usedContinue reading “Artist’s Notebook for July 11th”