July 28, 2016

Call Waiting - Sold

Call Waiting, 12x12 oil

I know some people still use the old phones, although I'm not sure if the old dial system would still work.  I found this one in an antique shop.

July 19, 2016

Day Trip - Lost

Day Trip, 24x12 oil
Hitching a ride on a paper airplane!  As I was drinking my coffee on the back porch, watching the birds fly here and there, this is what I imagined could happen.

Last weekend I took this painting, (not quite dry), to show and sell at the Guelph Art on the Street Show.  It was carefully placed on top of the boxes in the car for the hour long drive.  It was a gorgeous day...not too hot, a nice breeze blowing, the sun shining... perfect.   There were a lot of people enjoying the day, and purchasing art.   I could not have asked for a more perfect day.  In fact some one had offered to purchase this painting but was trying to haggle with me to lower the price, hmmm.  While packing up at the end of the day I had placed this painting on the roof of the car to keep it out of harms way.  I'm sure it was dry to touch by then, but didn't want to chance it.   After unpacking the car and putting some things away I realized that I didn't have this painting!!!  The last place seen was on top of the car.  Can you believe it?  I knew better than to put the painting on the car but was tired when packing up and completely forgot about it.   I don't know how far we traveled before it flew off the car, but I doubt it would have survived without being damaged.  

Live and learn.

July 12, 2016

Safe Crossing - Sold

Safe Crossing, 12x24 oil

Why did the chicken cross the road?

I'm sure that chicken had his reasons why, what really matters is that he did it safely :)

July 06, 2016

Still Brewing - Sold

Still Brewing, 8x8 oil

Recently, while sitting on my back porch, I realized just how many different kinds of birds visit the feeder on a regular basis.  This little guy I believe is a nuthatch.   It reminds me of a woodpecker the way it walks up and down the tree trunk, but is much smaller.  

July 04, 2016

Sherman Falls

Sherman Falls, 12x9 oil
This was painted at Sherman Falls about a month ago.  It'll be one of the paintings on show at the Dundas Museum, (dundasmuseum.ca), at the end of July, through the month of August.  The group that I paint with on Monday afternoons has been around for quite a number of years.  The participants have changed over the years and has every level of painter, from beginner to master level.  The fun part about having an annual show together is seeing the other artists' work, and the different approaches to similar scenes.