Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Goose: Oil on 20" x 16" canvas $500

 I am sure you noticed I haven't been posting as much lately, my quality of painting has gone up but quantity is down but I am good with that, a lot more thought goes into every colour and brushstroke I put down, good times. I painted a demo last night in my intro to oils class last night and half way through I got stuck and couldn't rebound, it was a topic I know quite well, just couldn't match the words to what I was painting, so I stopped and one of my students said oh well, we get the idea, let's paint. Cool. I have great students.
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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Granny smith

Granny Smith: Oil on 11" x 14" canvas $350

So with this painting, I wanted to paint with soft light, so I turned the light a little so I could get softer values and have a more subdued painting while still creating a strong enough light for the apple, I am ok with that. The red cloth was a last minute addition, which really helped this out.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Pear: Still life Oil on 11" x 14"canvas  $350
I Just put the finishing touches on this one, I liked the way my block went with this so I decided to leave the overall looseness with this and treat it more of a sketch. Pleased.

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Onward and upward,
Cheers and enjoy,

Thursday, February 06, 2014


Stripes: Oil on 11" x 14" paint board $350

It's been quite some time since I have posted a painting, my time at the moment is pretty divided between work, painting and teaching which doesn't leave much time in front of the easel here in my studio, I have done a bunch of demos so I am still painting but mostly quick sketches and examples of how to paint, but I am enjoying teaching, I am creating lessons week by week so this takes a bit of planning, my students are great and all in the early stages so it's fun to watch them grow.

Anyway enjoy

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