Thursday, December 31, 2009

Anyone recognize this doggie?

Here's a painting I just couldn't resist doing. It's done with pastel pencils, on my new french paper.Emma, 7 x 10 inches, NFS

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Painting from North Carolina

Since we are in the aftermath of some messy winter weather, I thought I'd post a painting that I did this summer while on vacation in North Carolina. We went there at the end of June, and it was incredibly hot! The first day we got there in the late afternoon, and the sky was heavily overcast, but down the beach the light was shining in underneath the clouds.
Storm Clouds on Topsail Island, 9 x 12, Private Collection

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Frozen Mirimichi Bay Plein Air

Here is a painting I did this weekend up in the Mirimichi. I was on a small dirt road alongside of the Mirimichi Bay. The sky was overcast, but off in the distance it was clear with lovely yellows and pinks in it. This and the curving road were what inspired me to paint this scene.

Along the Frozen Bay, 9 x 12 inches, $100 unframed

For the curious, this is what the scene actually looked like:

Monday, December 21, 2009

Digby field

This painting was done from a photo my sister took of a field near her house in Digby, NS. Since the photo was taken, a house was built in this exact spot, so this view no longer exists. Digby field, 9 x 12 inches, $100 unframed

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Chamcook field

Here's one that I did this August while visiting my sister. It's from a photo of my parent's field, and it was done with my new pan pastels. Chamcook Field, 14 x 18 inches, $200 unframed

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mussel Shells

Here is another one I did this summer at the artists by the sea event. I painted this the second day. That morning my niece gave me a mussel shell and said "Paint this!", and how could I resist? So this painting is just one shell - front and back.

Mussel shells, 8 x 10 inches, private collection

Friday, December 04, 2009

St. Andrews plein air

Here's one I did this summer in St. Andrews at the Artists by the Sea charity event. This piece was auctioned off that day.

St. Andrews Wharf, 9 x 12 inches, Private Collection

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The light that shines through

This is a painting I did this summer for the Charlotte Street Arts Centre summer exhibit, which this year had the theme of 'sacred'. This painting was done over top of another painting that I was unhappy with. To remove the old painting I dusted off the paper with a paint brush, and then washed it. This brand of paper comes from Australia, and can take a lot of abuse!

The Light that Shines Through, 8 x 10 inches, Private Collection