Monday, April 4, 2016

Eye of the horse

Sometimes it's fun and beneficial to just draw a portion of something - like in this case the eye of horses.  I drew out the eyes first and then painted them in watercolour.

Still Life sketches

Watercolour still life sketches
I sometimes like to add inspirational sayings to some of my sketches, as
I have done with these.

Wooden bird houses:  "We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then is not an act but a habit"

 Wooden sculpture:   "The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse." & "You can always get what you want, but if you try, you'll find you get what you need."
Fruit still life: "Courage doesn't always roar.  Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow."

Plein Air Paintings

 Watercolour sketch from the Colony Farm area.

Watercolour/Pen and Ink sketch from the Buntzen Lake area.

Male Figure

A sketch from one of the Suite E Life Drawing Sessions at Evergreen Cultural Centre.


This is a drawing of one of Suite E's favorite models, Catlin during one of  our drawing sessions.

Fall Reflections and Ribbons of Light

Fall Reflections - Abstract  10"x 13" Acrylic/collage on paper.

Ribbons of Light - 13" x 10" Acrylic/collage on paper.

Frosted Leaves

This is a 10"x 13" acrylic/collage painting on paper.  I've been experimenting with acrylics and paper collage and having a great time loosing up a little.  This painting was shown at the Federation Gallery
on Granville Island in their Works on Paper show that ran from Jan. 19-31, 2016.

Small Succulant

This is another 6"x 6" acrylic painting on a gesso panel.

Moab Landscape

This is a small 6"x 6" acrylic painting on a gesso panel from the Utah area. I love the Utah red landscape and love to paint it's beautiful rocks and foliage.

Moab Cactus

This is a small 6"x 6" acrylic on gesso panel from the Utah area.