Sea Ice, Hopewell Rocks

14 X 11'' oil on board.


Rough 'n' Ready

11 X 14'' oil on board

 I always admire this boat as we drive past.
 There was no wind today so I took the opportunity to stop and paint.
 A cameraman from CBC drove past, stopped, and filmed me.
 It's kinda weird painting with a large camera in your face.


Distracted Quilt-maker

11 X 14'' oil on board. 

Finding it too windy to get out painting this weekend, but there are still nicely lit scenes everywhere for practice.


Pier Lighthouse in Shediac

11 X 14'', oil on board


Giant Lobster, Shediac

9 X 12'' oil on board.

Due to wind chill I couldn't realistically get out of the car.
So I parked up below this huge lobster model and lowered my window a bit.

It's a bit cramped and you can't stand back, but I love the idea of the new opportunities.


Log Stack

9 X 12'' oil on board.

It was on the good side of workable today at -14 with low wind. 


Sanded Road, Prince Edward Island

9 X 12'' - oil on board


Last Light of the Year

9 X 12'' oil on board.

Quick one before the last sun of the year sets.

 Happy New Year!


Scenes from the week...

Woodshed Surprise

16 X 20''  oil on canvas

Wasn't expecting this perfect looking vintage car sat in the cold day sun.
 Painted from home.

Kitchen Water Cooler

16 X 20'' oil on canvas

Painted in the kitchen.


Study of Alice Reading in Bed

9 X 12'' oil on board
I had to repaint the face as the original just looked way too cartooney.


Yellow Shack in Winter Sun

11 X 14'' oil on board

Walking the local lanes by our place.


December Track, New Brunswick

9 X 12'' oil on board.



11 X 14'' oil on board.

A spot just by our place.
As the sun rose I could hear the guttural cracking of ice as it settled between the trees.


Cold Back

14 X 11'' oil on board

A view from the fire-pit behind our place in New Brunswick.
It's pretty cold at the moment so I had to wear many layers, and my choice of subjects were limited to where I could stand out of the wind.


 Last Light on Crescent.

12 X 10'' oil on board.


Doorway on a Square. Montreal.

10 X 12'' oil on board.

 It was such a mixed day. Sun, clouds, amazing wind. Amazing light.


 Vacation paintings.

Just returned from a Norfolk and Suffolk vacation in the UK for a couple of weeks. We returned via a few more days in Iceland...

 All 10 X 12'' (or reverse) except for the first which is 10 X 14'', and the second which is 10 X 8''.

Dunwich woods, Suffolk

Dunwich Heath, Suffolk

Walberswick Harbour boat, Suffolk

Kirkjufell Mountain, Iceland.

Lava Fields, Berserkjahraun, Iceland.

Main Street, Brancaster, Norfolk.

Holkham Woods, Norfolk.

View towards Olafsskardh from Lava field, Iceland.

Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk.


Downtown Montreal

10 X 14'' oil on board.

Everywhere is really beautiful at the moment, but
 the bright orange roadwork paraphernalia really stood out.


Red Door

10 X 14, oil on board.

 We are pet sitting. This is the view opposite.
There is loads to paint around here, It's like a mini-vacation.


Riverbank Greenery

10 X 14'' oil on board.

Green Lane

14 X 10'' oil on board.


Purple Sands

9 X 12'' oil on board.

A scene from the immense landscape I've been working on for an amazing
 PC game called 'Kenshi' from Lo-Fi Games.


Illuminated House

20 X 16'' (50 X 40 cm) oil on canvas.

I will try to take some better photo's of recent work when my camera returns from the menders.


Afternoon Walk

14 X 18''. Oil on  canvas.


Shady Part of Town

9 X 12 '', oil on board.
It was too hot to stand anywhere but in the shade.


Dappled Houses

8 X 10'' (20 X 30 cm) oil on board.
 My first plein-air since quite a few weeks.
 I've been avoiding the crazy heat wave.
Seems it was the flying ant exodus today, too. They were all over me.


Last Light

20 X 16'' - 40 X 50 cm, oil on canvas.

Probably still W.I.P this, so I may update the image and remove this line at some point.


Buffet House

16 X 20''  (40 X 50cm), oil on canvas.

It's a poor quality photograph, as I wait for my damaged camera to be repaired.
 I will upgrade the image when I can.




14 X 18'' oil on canvas.


Mile End

20 X 16''  - 50 X 40 cm, oil on canvas

River Turns

18 X 14''  oil on canvas.

My camera got very wet in the rain so I am using a temporary one.
 The photo quality is a bit bad, maybe I will replace these images in the future.


 Yard Tree

20 X 16 '' (50 X 40 cm) oil on canvas.
I getting a bit more confident with these medium sized canvases


 House near McGill

50 X 40 cm (20 X 16'') oil on canvas.

02 06 2018

Montreal Houses

20 X 16''  (50 X 40 cm) oil on canvas


Waiting on the Steps

16 X 20'' oil on canvas


A couple of plein-air pieces from Saturday, as I followed a post-Winter river.

Just a couple of weeks ago there were no leaves on the trees and big patches of dirty snow-ice clung to the shadows.

Both 10 X 12'' (25 X 30 cm), oil on board.

A close up of the first one:


Window Shopping

18 X 24'', oil on canvas.

A slightly scaled up version of a section from a previous plein-air.


Garbage Collection

12 X 16'', oil on panel.