Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Neilson Park Creative Centre plays a huge role in my creative life. Once a month I join a group of friends to paint a live model. Each Friday, I join more folks and draw a model for three hours. Many artists feel this is mandatory if you are serious about your work.
If you live in the G.T.A. and are creative, you owe it to yourself to check out N.P.C.C.. It is a treasure.

New Floral

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Black River Bend

I came upon this spot north of Cooper's Falls on a day of location scouting with my chum, plein air master John Stuart Pryce. The location was a rare gift, but the painting fought me. It is a real challenge to organize the shapes and patterns in this type of picture. I may do a larger version sometime in the future.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Still Waters

Most of my paintings fight me kicking and screaming as I drag them into the world. Some of them, like this one, quietly appear on the canvas, as if they were there all along. The trick is to make them all look easy. 

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Victoria Hospital for Sick Children

I've spent the week working on a pitch for a Christmas card for Sick Kid's. I went down to the hospital, but couldn't get an interesting viewpoint. Instead I went for the old hospital on College Street. The colour scheme is inspired by vintage post cards.