Saturday, December 4, 2010

Equesrian 2

Almost done. 2 days work, (With a frustrating week or so period in between).


Monday, November 15, 2010

Another House Portrait

A new commission.
Haven't done a building in a long time, but I think this turned out pretty well.

We'll see what the client thinks soon enough.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Some Nouveau work

Just a couple studies, but I think I'll be on this for a while...


Friday, September 10, 2010

She 2

Another one from stock.

Trying harder :P

Her name is Kristina Horner. She's kinda famous on youtube (italktosnakes) and has a stock account


Friday, August 27, 2010

Baby steps

Well, after a bit of a slump, I'm getting back into it.
This evenings labor.

Not great, but not an easy subject either...

Funny how simple things get complex once you try to paint them.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lily Study

Just a little experiment.

8x10 acrylic and leafing on canvas board.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


16x20 acrylic on canvas paper

I cannot begin to capture her beauty
Not through stain nor scar on the page
My eyes are not strong enough, nor is my arm
Even with all my heart not a fraction
For she has more beauty then I can even comprehend
Only a fraction can any man see
For a woman's true beauty
is in her heart.


Friday, July 23, 2010

Brockville Victorian Inn again

Now the client wanted a colouring book page for guests' children. Not a bad idea. So here's what I came up with.

How many times am I going to have to draw this thing?


Friday, July 16, 2010


Sorry for the absence. Been working heavily on the St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott Ontario.

Did pretty much all the painting on the backdrops, and assisted in set construction and painting, prop construction and painting, transportation of sets and props, and mounting the sets.

Mostly volunteer, but was paid for the painting of the sets for Macbeth (all done in a single long night.)

I hope to be posting work soon, and maybe some pictures of the sets.

Here is a link to their website. I saw the comedy (Trouble on Dibble St.) last night and it was excellent.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Watercolour Mushroom

Playing with Gouache.

8x10 Watercolour.

Long day tomorrow.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010


A good day.

Ran some errands, got some new clothes, and painted this little treasure my mom found at the local Goodwill.

A ceramic mushroom.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A quick one.

About an hour or so? Not really sure, felt quick (and messy).


Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Rusty at these, but just playing around.

Acrylic on paper. 5"x7"


Saturday, June 12, 2010


Started over an abstract with the intent of doing another Rubik's cube, but sort of like how this is.

I'll sit on it a while.


Friday, June 11, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bread finished

Noticed some things I should fix..

But a better photo non-the-less.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

This evening's labour

Not pleased with the result.

Definitly need to do another.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Finished some work

Finished up the Chinese poppy and duck, and framed up another piece too.

Not a bad days work.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Rubik's Cube Sketch

The first of many.

I'm like a kid who just won't let it go,
Twisting and turning the colours in rows,
I'm so intent to find out what it is,

This is my Rubik's Cube
And all I can't figure it out.

Athlete - Rubik's Cube

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Equestrian 01

Perhaps the first of many.

Need to be more direct with the watercolour, but better paper would help too. (This stuff buckles pretty bad.)


Saturday, June 5, 2010

An even more unproductive day.

Spent most of the day organizing, tidying up, and watching movies.

Here is the start of a nice little water colour. I'm out of practice, but its fun geting back into it.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

A less productive day.

Wasted most of it, but rallied fairly well in the evening.

Another larger then usual one, 24"x24"

Almost there on this one. Maybe one more pass.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A preview and a pallet

Was prepping a board for a new piece, and while waiting for the gesso to dry, decided to be productive.

Not proper value scales, just tube colour (or mix) plus varying degrees of white added.


(Need better lighting in my studio for taking pictures....)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

More work

Still not quite there...

Got some new colours (Alizarin Crimson and Indian Yellow in the Open acrylics), Always fun playing with new colours. They're both very transparent colours, so it'll take some time and experimenting to really get to know them.


Monday, May 31, 2010

A long days work

Unfortunately unfinished till tomorrow. Just need to define the highlights a bit.

A bit larger then normal (2ftx2ft).


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sleepy Dog

Another painting of one of my favorite subjects.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Flowers in her hair

A tricky study. Just trying to push my work. More portraits/people to come.

Time to earn my title.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Painting a day

Been slacking off too much.

Here's a "grey-scale" study of a tea pot.

Been experimenting with Golden "open" acrylics. Not really suited for this, but nice to work with non the less. (Used alizarin crimson mixed with regular acrylic titanium white)


Market sketch

Just a little sketch I did today.

Practicing pen.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Gumdrop again Finished

This is a little better.



Noticed that the lighting on the previous image was terrible so went out and took new photos of everything.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gumdrop again

A large piece (16x20) 2nd of three.

I'm not quite there yet with it.. May repaint it entirely.

Its odd working so large after working so small..


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Played around with some Golden 'open' acrylics today. Pretty much like oil. Maybe a little more sticky. Made an absolute mess. (I was using some little samples I've had forever, so I wanted to use it all up.) Started with a boat sunset thing, wasn't happy with the composition, so changed it to something figurative. Wasn't happy with that so ended up with an abstract.

Prepped a bunch of canvas too.

Pretty much all ready to go. Just need to keep making samples.


Monday, May 10, 2010


Quite a lot of effort for such a little painting.

Not a bad turn out though. Scan is a little funky because the paper is slightly warped.

Frame might need another pass.

Maybe it'll sell...


Sunday, May 9, 2010


Something new.

Not as comfortable with watercolour so being a little careful in the treatment.

Just a bit more colour and define the lines and should be pretty nice.


Friday, May 7, 2010

Three of Three

Not bad for two days work.


Second of Three

One more to go.

I'll try to have it done before tomorrow.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

First of Three

Burning off the rust.

First part of a triptych.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Not bad. I'd like to go a little faster on the next one.



Took a little break from painting and grabbed a digital copy of my favorite Graffiti I did on Facebook.

Here are a few that I really like.