23-04-2018



Downtown Neighbors


10 X 12'' oil on aluminum panel.

 Aluminum is an interesting surface to paint on.
 Very smooth, and after initially absorbing into the surface, oil paint dries very quickly.
I scratched the fine tree branches out with the back of a brush to reveal the metallic surface.

21-04-2018


Main Street


9 X 12'' oil on board


16-04-2018


Back Lane


16 X 16 in. Oil on board.

The trees in our area are chopped back quite heavily to make way for power and telecommunication lines.
The 
split central tree is supplanted by it's industrial cousin, the evergreen beheaded..

15-03-2018


Disassembly Line


14 X 28 in. Oil on canvas.

 This is based on an old plein-air from last summer.
 It was leant against the wall in front of me and over time I got more and more dissatisfied with the scrappy workmanship. I was going to paint over it to try and fix it, but eventually decided to make a new version instead.
 Then I realized I may as well scale it up whilst I'm at it.

Completed over the last couple of evenings using a couple of these daylight LED usb, rechargeable and portable clip on lights as my light source.

04-03-2018


Quiet Day


12 X 9'' oil on board.

A pretty complex scene, a lot of backwards and forwards.
I see quite a few errors.

24-02-2018


February Thaw

12 X 9'' oil on board.

 I sometimes try to use a Streetview application to choose a spot before I go out, to prevent wandering aimlessly with my backpack of gear, getting tired before I even start to paint.

 However the place I chose today, as usual, looked nothing like it did on the app.

 One problem being it was imaged in Summer-time, five years ago.

This place wasn't too far up the next street though.

18-02-2018


Start of the Thaw


9 X 12'' oil on board.

06-02-2018


Bungalows in the Snow


9 X 12 in. oil on board

28--01-2018


Snowy Bend

9 X 12'', oil on board.

Again I spent too much time walking today, when there are excellent scenes everywhere.

01/2018


Two paintings from the super cold snap we had  in Montreal this and last week.
The unusual size ratios are due to me having to snap off the bottoms of the panels so that I could fit them onto my easel.
It was too cold to paint really.
 I felt for my fingers inside my glove to put a tissue in, and couldn't tell I had hold of them.


Snow on an Ice Wall.

17.5 X 10 in. Oil on board.


From the Docks.

17.5 X 10 in. Oil on board.

12-11-2017



Corner House

42 X 29.7 cm, oil on board.

I found this back-lit scene quite a challenge.

26-10-2017



Suburban Sunday

10 X 20 in. Oil on board.

Finally managed to tidy up the piece from two posts back.
I decided to include it in this post so it's possible to switch between the two.
(Click on the picture to enlarge, then use L + R arrows on your keyboard)



23-10-2017


Waiting for the Delivery Guy

29.7 X 42 cm. Oil on board.

22-10-2017


The Last Hour of the Afternoon Sun.

12 X 24 in. (30 X 60 cm.) Oil on board.

Maybe I will finish this when the sun comes back around.

09-10-2017


Two paintings from the weekend out in St Phillipe, QC.

Squirrel Bridges.

42 X 29.7 cm. Oil on board.

There were a couple of industrious squirrels stealing corn from the farmers field and using these fallen trees to cross the river with their bounty.



Track and Trees.

29.7 X 42 cm. Oil on board.

I just had time in the dwindling light to get this one in.

22-09-2017


Passageway behind Rialto Market - Venice


60 X 120 cm, oil on canvas.

A scaled-up studio piece based on an earlier plein-air.

I've begun to work on a few larger pieces.
For me larger pieces are still a very slow process.

04-09-2017


Lakeshore Drive, Pointe Clair, Quebec.


42 X 29.7 cm, oil on board.

 After a great Saturday, Sunday was completely rained out, so I returned only with this single painting.

21-08-2017


Campsite Cabin


8 X 16 in. Oil on board.

20-08-2017


Unabandoned


8 X 16 in, oil on board.

13/08/2017


Road on the South Shore


29.7 X 21 cm. Oil on board.

It's been a while. We are in Canada now. It's fairly big.


29-06-2017


View above Sestri Levante


29.7 X 21 cm, oil on board.

Sestri Levante is about 30 miles east of Genoa on the north west coast of Italy.
It seems to be cloudy all day, then clear up in the evening.
It is a beautiful landscape of mountains dropping into the sea.

27-06-2017


Here are some pieces from Venice from the last couple of days.


Alleyway near Rialto Market
29.7 X 21 cm, oil on board


 Bridge over Rio dei Mendicanti
21 X 29.7 cm, oil on board.


Looking onto the Grand Canal
29.7 X 21 cm, oil on board

I have another too, unfortunately however, I 'lost' my camera, so I need to re-take a photo.

17-06-2017


Street in Pecs, Hungary


21 X 29.7 cm, oil on board.

16-06-2017


Courtyard Greenery in Szeged.



29.7 X 21 cm, oil on board.

14-06-2017


Behind the National Museum - Budapest


29.7 X 21 cm, oil on board.

11-06-2012


Budapest Cafe-Bar


21 X 29.7 cm, oil on board.

10-06-2017


Souvenir Stands by the Grand Market, Budapest.


29.7 X 21 cm, oil on board.

09-06-2017


Vecino's (Gran Canaria)


29.7 X 21 cm, oil on board



Door on Sip Street  (Budapest)



29.7 X 21 cm, oil on board.

Tragically, my brother, Christian, died two days ago. 

03-06-2017


Road to the Rum Factory


21 X 29.7 cm, oil on board.

I entertained quite a few locals, including the police who got out of their car to come and join in the group chat today.

29-05-2017


Alice in Green.


21 X 29.7 cm, oil on board.

27-05-2017


Rainy Day in Arucas



29.7 X 21 cm, oil on board.



Cathedral Cafe


29.7 X 21 cm, oil on board.

I had a great review of my work in the local newspaper - 'La Provincial' last weekend.
Here is the link (in Spanish):

http://www.laprovincia.es/las-palmas/2017/05/21/lengua-palmas/941088.html

26-05-2017


Cafe Bar Interior, Arucas


29.7  21 cm, oil on board.

21-05-2017


Patio Plants


29.7 X 21 cm, oil on board.



Fixing the Bell



21 X 29.7 cm, oil on board.


13-05-2017


Midday Shadows on Pedro Castillo Westerling


29.7 X 21 cm, oil on board.

 I've looked at this street many times before with an eye to painting it.
Today I finally got the chance.

11-05-2017


Deco Corner


29.7 X 21 cm, oil on board.

07-05-2017


Casual Parking


29.7 X 21 cm, oil on board.


06/05/2017


Red Bar, Blue Shop


29.7 X 21 cm, oil on board.



01-05-2017


Refit



21 X 29.7 cm, oil on board

30-04-2017


Looking Along Tomás Miller


29.7 X 21 cm, oil on board.

28-04-2017

Small show!

Today Alice and I spent some time hanging most of my paintings on the walls at the Language School. I had more than I realized.
 It's great to be able to see them all together.
 Normally they are simply stacked against the wall or in boxes hidden from view.