Art Round the Pond, Wellesley

Here I am at Art Round the Pond in Wellesley, Ontario. It was my first time displaying in an art show. It was lots of fun and I got to meet lots of wonderful people.

While I was there, I decided to start another painting. It was a good way to pass the time and by the end of the day I had almost finished. The result is this painting of the moon rising.



Getting Ready for Spring

This weekend I am heading down to Point Pelee to do some birding and hopefully will get some good reference photos for future paintings. Last year when I visited Pelee, I found that I had a hard time identifying the many different warblers I saw there. This year I am coming prepared. I created flash cards with all the possible warblers I might see.

2 Year Painting

I started painting this picture soon after a trip out west but never felt great about it. It hung on my wall for years while I stared at it and pondered how to make it better, how to make it look right. Finally, I got fed up and reworked all the things that were bugging me about it. I have now finished this painting – it only took me 2 years.

New Painting

I just completed this painting of the Lehan family cottage laneway. I was inspired by a Robert Bateman painting called Cottage Lane – Red Fox. His painting shows a red fox crossing the laneway near the sign pointing to the Bateman cottage. In my painting I chose to include my dog Darwin in place of the red fox. I also included the blue ball that Darwin is obsessed with chasing for hours on end.