Change

2014 has been an interesting year, and the second half has sped by, much like these time-lapse satellite images http://world.time.com/timelapse/. Today I am packing so I can set up for the Anna Templeton Tea and Sale, where I am sharing a table with Anita Singh and...

Remembrance Day

November 11th is a day of contemplation for me. Living in Newfoundland, which was not part of Canada until after both World Wars, the day is full of somber ceremony remembering all those who have served and are serving, especially those who have lost their lives in...
Side Trip

Side Trip

The icebergs call. I look at the map every day and see them clustered along the north coast, and consider taking a day trip to look for photo opportunities. It’s sunny and I can’t paint in the morning with full sun blasting the wall of the studio, but the...
The next layer

The next layer

The light in the studio wan’t great when I snapped this, but I think this painting will be finished today. My palette is covered with mixed blues, violets and greens so I will be ready to start this morning. I may have to take a break and go iceberg hunting- I...

Another Day

I made a bit of progress on this rocky beach after another day in the studio. I tend to work on several paintings at once, rotating through them and setting them aside to dry when I think they are finished. I always give myself some distance so I can assess a...
There comes a time

There comes a time

In the process of painting, there is often a point at which I really like the underpainting. It might be a calligraphic brushstroke or sloppy swaths of colour, but something makes me really happy, and I am tempted to leave the painting at that state. This is one of...
A New Painting in Progress

A New Painting in Progress

This is one of the new paintings I’m working on. I thought I would post some photos as it progresses. First, the basic underpainting to cover the canvas. Then adding colour and detail a bit at a time to build the image. I’m working on the rocks in the...

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