As an artist, I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to paint and draw without boundaries. My style is largely experimental with an emphasis on landscape, figure, portrait and abstract art. I never set out to replicate an image but instead strive to convey a mood or evoke an emotion using loose lines, rich textures and bold colours.
For years I have been struggling with what I thought was a perfectly good easel. It rocked side to side, slipped in height, was too low and, truth is, I hated it. For Black Friday I had decided that I needed to upgrade to the Cadillac of easels.... the stain resistant oil beech, hand-cranked, giant on wheels.... Behold.......the Mabef Workshop Easel M004 (from DeSerres) Isn't she a beauty?
Every morning I go for a walk with my 3 Jacks. It gives me a chance to relax and reflect on my upcoming day. I have thousands of 'research' photos that I have piling up in my studio. I'm so fortunate to live in such a beautiful area. Floating Red Maple 12" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas
On the weekend I was at a Christmas Show in Port Hope with 9 other amazing artisans. We had an amazing turn out. Thank you for visiting and supporting the arts!! This is a photo of "Autumn Web" in its' new home in Whitby, Ontario. I love how this piece ties into the existing bird motif. Thanks for the picture, Jean :)
I don't know how artists concentrate on the same subjects exclusively. I usually have at least 2 paintings on the go at any time totally unrelated to the other. At the moment, I have 5 paintings unfinished! I'm planning on revealing them at the Christmas Show this weekend, November 11th - 13th between 10am - 4pm, 5417 Country Rd #65 Life in Full Colour 30" x 15" Acrylic on Gallery Canvas