March 27, 2018

Chedoke Golf Club

Chedoke Golf Club, 12x9 oil

I abandoned all my on going projects, grabbed my gear and headed out to paint yesterday.  The sun was calling.  It's warmth beamed through my car windows.  Unfortunately it wasn't warm enough to leave my paint stained down jacket behind.  I could have painted the rolling hills of the golf course, but was enamoured by the stairs on the side of this building.  Perhaps next time I'll paint the famous stairs that head up the side of the escarpment; well known to the locals for getting some great  exercise.

March 20, 2018

Mandarins and Limes - Sold

Mandarins and Limes, 36x18 oil

The calendar says spring has arrived!  A new season with new expectations, at least regarding the weather.  Instead of saying 'it's a warm winter day', now we'll say 'it's a cool spring day'.  Spring means freshness, opening the windows, letting the crisp clean air flow through the rooms, pushing the stale winter air out.  When I placed the mandarins and limes on the bright white cloth I immediately thought of how fresh it looked and how, for me, it looked like spring.        

March 13, 2018

Beginnings - Sold

Beginnings, 18x36 oil

I painted 'Beginnings' in response to the upcoming show The Journey, at the Art Gallery of Burlington this coming April.  My thoughts were on my daughter's upcoming wedding this spring, and my niece's two young children.  While thinking about all the scary, but wonderful beginnings a person takes in their life, I receive a call from my sister that our father is being rushed to the hospital, (yet again), and only last week having arranged care and meals for our mom.  It's a sobering thought that every journey comes to an end eventually, sometimes very smoothly, and sometimes with a lot of bumps in the road.