Happy to announce the art is still alive and kicking. Finally removed the plastic wrap off an 18" x 24" gallery wrapped canvas and another oil project is underway. Commissioned pet portrait was completed and given to it's rightful owner who will adore it for many years to come. With hopes to some sense of normalcy soon, the mind can be free of stress and soldier on with creativity!
Some of the links below will be eventually moved over to the previous projects link to make way for new creations.
Thanks for viewing and do remember.... "Life is too short to do anything that's not challenging!"
Duke ~ The Dutch Shephard
I was fortunate enough to be asked to paint a portrait of this beautiful boy Duke who sadly passed away way too early in life. This portrait was carefully completed with oil on a 12"x12" gallery wrapped canvas.
Paint a Paddle ~ Part II
Another Paddle has been created and commissioned. The back side of the paddle was imagined with it's original pine colour and Chevrons. Who doesn't like Chevrons!? After sketching and painting the Chevrons, a pour of Enviro Tex Lite pour on resin completed the backside. This cured for a few weeks then the main side was prepped with a gesso base to prepare for an oil painted scene. Captioned on the paddle was a moment overlooking an EF-2 Tornado heading towards the village of Kinmount on August 2, 2020. Dark skies overlooked Crystal Lake, Ontario that day and for a few days afterwards. This paddle will be finished with a Damar varnish before finding it's new living space.
COVID-19 Our Universe, Our World
Generally, I like to create a new page under this tab detailing start to finish projects however; this painting I believe, has hit far too many people not only close to home but our world. "A picture’s worth a thousand words" they say. Some of you may look at this painting and ask, “why on earth, did you paint something like this!?” Well; there’s two ways of looking at this and the beauty about creativity is that you can express your imagination. Every painting has character, some more important than others but every painting has a narrative story with three important features; a setting, a place and time. This painting can depict the setting of a COVID-19 image the entire world has come to know detailing the various proteins (e, s & m) while others can look at this image and see the sadness of how this wonderful planet we call earth has been forever changed and has taken the world by storm. . So rather than creating an entire new link, I thought I would leave the images right here. Please do your part and physical distance yourselves. Together, we can conquer this intruder.