March 27, 2015

Collecting Eggs - Sold

Collecting Eggs, 8x8 oil
Eggs, besides a great food, represents so much.  Fresh starts and new beginnings, life.  I guess that's why the egg is so important at Easter, (combined with the spring season in the northern hemisphere).  Maybe that's why it's always been considered a breakfast food, a fresh start to the day, just a thought.  I think eggs are beautiful.  I don't know if it's because of what they represent but I have been a little fixated on them for the past while, or maybe I really have had enough of winter.  As I'm writing this there is snow falling outside my window, arghhh!  Any way, happy spring!

March 18, 2015

Rosehips - Sold

Rosehips, 10x5 oil

This past Monday was a damp grey day.  I went out to paint, but my time would have been better spent inside my studio.  This painting, 'Rosehips' was painted the week before.  It was a beautiful sunny day.  I could have painted all sorts of snowy scenes but I just loved the way the rosehips looked against the bright blue sky.

March 12, 2015

The Last Drop

The Last Drop, 6x12 oil

Recently I saw a bottle of Coke being sold in a store.  It reminded me of when I was a kid, (when glass bottles were the norm).  I was inspired to paint it, loving the green tinted glass with the red label.  I purchased a small case, (six bottles).  Wow!, it was probably about the same price as buying 18 cans in a case.  I just love that there is still the choice of purchasing a glass bottle of pop, but I don't even think the bottles are returnable anymore, they just get recycled.  I'm hoping that glass is coming back and plastic is on it's way out.  Since I bought a case, I think I will have to do a few more pop bottle paintings.  

March 04, 2015

Kerncliff Park, Burlington

Kerncliff Park, Burlington 8x12 oil

Spring is in the air, (or is that just wishful thinking).  The days ARE getting longer and the temperatures seem to be getting warmer.  This past Monday was the first day that I've managed to get outside to paint.  At -3 C, I thought I might be overdressed, with about four layers of clothing, (including my long down jacket), but with the wind blowing it was much colder and I felt quite comfortable.  There are a lot of wonderfully rocky views to paint at this park since it used to be a quarry.  I chose to paint this lone birch tree standing in the deep snow, with the view of Lake Ontario off in the distance, (no rocks).  I'm crossing my fingers for more beautiful days ahead!