Thursday, August 26, 2010

Not a Thing Happening!


6x8 Oil on Board
This little scene epitomizes the Dog Days of summer. When I was painting one of the cabins, I turned to look at the water and there was absolutely nothing moving. Usually this patch of water has boats of one kind or another coming and going but at this moment it was absolutely still. No wonder water skiers are drawn to get up early!

Coast Cabin


6x8 Oil on Board
This little cabin was built with what was at hand as many were. Back in the day, before B.C. Ferries, folks would load their family in a little boat and leave the city for the summer. Now it's a quick walk from the ferry but some things don't change. New shingles might be the best it could hope for and that's what it got this summer.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hawaiian Cabin


6x4 Oil on Board Box
This little painted box was intended to be a hibiscus but that made me think about Hawaii and that reminded me of a little shack I loved and the hibiscus just had to wait. Thirty years ago I bought a series of books for college called(surprise), Colour, which were really an exploration of what colours do next to each other. Think a book of colour swatches and patterns, no words. This combination is one of my favorites.
I'm painting as many small paitings as possible before the Art Walk in Riverbend Sept. 18th. so for a little while I won't post them for sale.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Friday's Bloom


Fridays' Bloom 10x10 Oil on Board
This is the second of the Hibiscus blooms and it was a pleasure to paint and really observe. It's such a beautiful flower with the deep throat, undulating lines and that almost silly stamen. Shyness is not it's middle name!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hibiscus Bloom


8x8 Oil on Board
This was the bloom I came home to. I couldn't resist painting it while it was backlit and left the laundry for another day. Good thing I did because last night we had clouds and then a massive thunderstorm that tore all the blooms off. Looks like there may be one ready to open tomorrow so I'll have another go at it.
This one and I hope many others will go in the Riverbend Art in the Park Sept. 18th. Look forward to seeing you there!