Thursday, December 06, 2012

Thanks "Who Art Thou!"

I was lucky enough to join a group show of local artists last week here in Toronto's Annex.  A special thanks to Angie Fong for talking (forcing) me into this!  Also, thanks to Monica Gupta and Dawn Vrablic who organized the event, deemed me worthy to join, and brokered the art deals!  It felt good just to show, and I was shocked and elated to sell 9 paintings in the end.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Cherry Beach

Here's a couple of sketches from Cherry Beach from the last two weeks. Both 8x10 oil.  Both about 2 hrs.

This was some sort of beach hut. Didn't get to the bells and whistles, but this caught something of it. 

This is a painting of a somewhat derelict boat moored near the shore. (Mental note to self.. check wind direction beforehand next time when painting anchored subjects!).  We ran into the new owner of this boat while finishing up painting. He said someone had just given him the boat for free (yeah, it was in pretty rough shape).

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August Boats

I finally got out last weekend and had a crack at a few boats down by the lakefront.
This one was some sort of work or service boat moored at the mouth of the Don River. 8 x 10 oil/canvas.

An 8x 10 sketch from Queens Qauy of a covered small sailboat.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

First of 2012

It's been a while since I've actually done any painting outside or posted! Last week however I managed to get out to an OPAS event at Ashbridges Bay and though it was pretty cold and drizzling, I managed to park myself under a gazebo and pull or a small sketch of the beach and volleyball posts, nothing special..but It felt great to finall get outside in 2012!

A quick one of Toronto Island. 8x10 oil.