Archive for the ‘watercolor’ Category


June 26, 2013

A friend of the family is raising alpacas for their wool and asked me to do some watercolour sketches of her small herd of 3 and one on the way I have done two sketches so far and hope to have a few more so she can make some cards from the sketches.  

House portrait

August 25, 2011

This house portrait was commissioned by a realtor from Toronto

It’s about time

November 25, 2010

It’s been a while  sorry  about that I’ve been busy helping a friend to renovate a cottage.  We are re-doing the ceiling, it was damaged after the roof  had a major leak last  year. I put  5 paintings  in the square foot show at the loft gallery and I hear it is selling very well.  […]

2010 Zoomer Show

October 29, 2010

Nancy and I are off to the Zoomer Show in Toronto to hang out with old farts like me and see the art show and maybe meet some artists. This is not a new painting  but I dont think I have shown it before.

2010 Zoomer Show

October 17, 2010

What is a Zoomer you may ask.  It is a coined word for aged 50+ active people like me. I’m 10 years older than 50. Any how there is a trade show in Toronto catering to people like  me.  I am one of  thirty artists chosen to show one piece work depicting active Zoomers. If […]

2010 Toronto out door art show

September 16, 2010

Getting read to do another art  show this week-end I hope the weather holds. At this time of year there is a nip of  fall in the air.  The fore-cast looks good.  I was printing off some cards an I thought I would print some  Christmas cards for this show.  These cards i dis a […]

2010 Muskoka Steamer

September 10, 2010

This is an original ship that still takes passengers around the waters of  Lake Muskoka  and Lake Rosseau Ontario.  These lake are the playground of the rich and famous ie  Goldie Hawn, Kirk Russel and the like.  I go to Muskoka  to visit my brother  who lives  in Bracebridge.  Unfortunately he is neither rich or […]

September 6, 2010

Back to acrylic  and one of my favorite subjects.. old barns This one is being repaired.  Some barns in the area were fixed up by the Mennonites  but I have not been able to photograph them working on a barn.  They also sometimes do barn raisings.  any how I love to paint them.

2010 I can feel fall around the corner

September 5, 2010

The old farm ain’t what it was. This farm actually is how you see it in the painting. The barn on its last legs  and the cows keep on munching. I thought is was a great scene though.


August 27, 2010

For the past week I’ve been  in my studio painting coming out for air just to eat and sleep. I think  I will put a few paintings on at once. These are both watercolours and acrylics.  I worked very fast  and loose just to get me in the right frame of mind for painting. Almost […]