15-02-2019



Sea Ice, Hopewell Rocks


14 X 11'' oil on board.



12-02-2019



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.

10-02-2019



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.

08-02-2019



Pier Lighthouse in Shediac


11 X 14'', oil on board

01-02-19


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.


19-01-2019


Log Stack


9 X 12'' oil on board.

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

04-01-2019



Sanded Road, Prince Edward Island


9 X 12'' - oil on board

31-12-2018


Last Light of the Year

9 X 12'' oil on board.

Quick one before the last sun of the year sets.

 Happy New Year!

28-12-2018


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.

17-12-2018



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.

16-12-2018



Yellow Shack in Winter Sun



11 X 14'' oil on board

Walking the local lanes by our place.

14-12-2018



December Track, New Brunswick


9 X 12'' oil on board.

07-12-2018



Portal


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.

23-11-2018



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.

21-10-2018



 Last Light on Crescent.


12 X 10'' oil on board.

13-10-2108



Doorway on a Square. Montreal.

10 X 12'' oil on board.

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

14-09-2018


 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.

18-08-2018



Downtown Montreal


10 X 14'' oil on board.

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

11-08-2018



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.

05-08-2018



Riverbank Greenery


10 X 14'' oil on board.


Green Lane


14 X 10'' oil on board.



31-07-2018


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.

30-07-2018



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.

28_07_2018


Afternoon Walk


14 X 18''. Oil on  canvas.

22-07-2018


Shady Part of Town


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

20-07-2018



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.

17-07-2018


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.

08-07-2018



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.

 

30-06-2018



Daybreak


14 X 18'' oil on canvas.

22-06-2018



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.

08-06-2018



 Yard Tree


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

03-06-2018



 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

28-05-2018



Waiting on the Steps


16 X 20'' oil on canvas

22-05-2018



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:


08-05-2018



Window Shopping


18 X 24'', oil on canvas.

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

02-05-2018



Garbage Collection


12 X 16'', oil on panel.