Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Last exhibition of the year

 Sunny Side Up - SOLD
24" x 24"

I'll be taking part in my last exhibition of 2016 this weekend.  I'll be in the company of four other artists and am happy to share three new boat paintings in the show including the one above and shown in the exhibition flyer.   I found this little punt tied up at the wharf at Quidi Vidi late this summer and the colour and light were irresistable.

The opening is from 2 - 4 on Saturday December 10th at Peter Lewis Gallery, 5 Church Hill, St. John's, NL.  I'd love to meet you there if you in the downtown area and tell you more about the boats I have in the show.  The exhibit will run until December 24th.


Sunday, December 04, 2016


 Jolly - SOLD
8" x 10"  oil on panel

Its zooming towards Christmas and looking more and more festive every day with lights and decorations.  I have a few decorations and lights inside the house and on the entrance way of the drive, mostly because I've be doing my Painting Christmas workshops this weekend.  I've run back to back workshops with two demos in each one.

Funnily enough everyone wanted to paint the same pieces both days.  There is a lot of benefit in revisiting the same subject not just twice but many times.  Each piece will look different, even in the same medium.  And it was the same for both days of me painting the same subject.  The paintings are similar but the forms are slightly different and the colour choices varied.

Duplicity offers opportunity so I made one of the demos available. This lovely red cardinal is not a bird that resides in Newfoundland, which is likely why it is so appealing.  That bright shot of colour against a dull winter backdrop is always appealing and seasonal.