Friday, October 23, 2015

The Humidor

The Humidor 16 x 12 acrylic on gallery wrap canvas NFS
This is one of several paintings I'll be exhibiting in an upcoming Muskoka Arts and Crafts Members' show. I'm happy to say that a smaller, similar version sold earlier from DPW, so hopefully this one will fare well in the show.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Golden Girl

Golden Girl 20 x 16 oil on stretched canvas NFS
Not done in a day, this painting was part of a gallery show. It's all about the sunlight, the golden glow of this golden girl. She was a delight to paint, but the glint of light on the cup and the highlights on the hands were special treats.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Don't Jump!

Don't Jump! 12 x 12 acrylic on gallery wrap canvas  SOLD
There's always one in a group.  His pals have gathered below to try to talk sense into this dare-devil, but who knows what will happen. As to my part in all this...dark blue mugs, bright orange fruit, a complimentary color match that was irresistible.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Arabella 12 x 9 acrylic on stretched canvas  SOLD
This painting is a commissioned piece. Arabella is a sweet little Italian Greyhound who belongs to a very good friend. She was a rescue dog, as are many greyhounds that later become beloved pets. I find her grey and white face simply captivating -- a mixture of vulnerability and imperious elegance. What a little "lady" she is!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Snack In Progress

Snack In Progress 10 x 10 acrylic on gallery wrap canvas
Crisp, juicy apples being enjoyed as a snack. What could be better?
This acrylic painting is on 2.5 inch deep gallery-wrapped canvas.  It's already framed in a contemporary pale wood float frame as shown here --

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Onions and Shallots

Onions and Shallots 8 x 10 acrylic on stretched canvas
Onions and shallots are two flavor basics every cook relies upon. In this instance, their complimentary gold and purple hues add equal zest to a canvas.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Apples and Bowls

Apples and Bowls 8 x 10 oil on stretched canvas  ON HOLD
I know. Apples, apples, apples, but what still life painter can resist them? These bowls and apples shared such a wonderful color harmony that I felt they belonged together. I find the image very serene.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Quarterly Report

Quarterly Report 6 x 6 acrylic on stretched canvas

Autumn is apple season and these crispy quarters are reporting for duty. M-mm, love that juicy crunch!

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Soup Starters

Soup Starters 8 x 8 oil on gessoboard
Leeks and tomatoes are a grand start for a tasty autumn soup. I think they make a great pairing for a painting, too. Even those juicy colors makes my mouth water.