Thursday, April 26, 2012

Stanley Park Seawall in Fall

Stanley Park is often described as the 'jewel' of Vancouver, and that it is. Here is a view looking west towards the Lions Gate Bridge from the north side of the Seawall. This painting is 8 x 10, oil on canvas, the sides are painted so it is ready to hang, or to be framed, and it is available for just $65.00 plus shipping from my Daily Paintworks Gallery ( Click here: It can be shipped before May 1 or after May 14.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

In The Portugal Sun

This jug was about four feet in height and overflowed with planted flowers. It stood against the back wall of the villa I stayed in while visiting Portugal. One of those 'this will make a painting' shots. I loved the light and colours there. The hot earth colours of the American southwest, with the clarity and shimmer of a sun drenched sea...on the coast, that is.

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Spring is definitely here (yay!!) and I have my zinnia seeds in the ground. Of course they don't look like much right now...okay, they look a lot like dirt...but come summer they should be a mass of colour. Yummy. Meanwhile, a bit of imagination and inspiration will have to tide me over. This 8 x 10 painting is, like others posted on my blog, offered for sale at

Friday, April 13, 2012


I have been a painting fool for the past two weeks...not quite ready to post many, though. Trying to be very thoughtful, rather than very 'postie'. I thoroughly enjoyed a five day workshop with Dreama Tolle Perry at the Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio ( on beautiful Whidbey Island, WA. Dreama is a genuine and generous teacher, on so many different levels. The organization of the workshop and the facilities provided by WIFAS were excellent, and the painters at the workshop were all a pleasure. Attend a workshop with Dreama if you love using colour (yay!) and get the opportunity, and definitely check out the excellent workshops offered at WIFAS. While not one of the workshop projects, "Pop-Pop-Poppies!" was painted while there, using a photo I had taken some time ago.