Friday, November 7, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
A couple of times a year we pass by this abandoned century old farm house near the summit of Anarchist Mountain, B.C.. Standing alone and not another building in sight for many miles, we have always thought it must be "packed" with ghosts from the past - if only it could talk.
(Acrylic on canvas - 30cm x 40cm)
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Fifty-six years ago my wife and I were married in this church, Saint Mary's, Cottingham, UK. Painting this picture brought back many memories of years gone by, and the journey that brought us to Vancouver Island.
(Acrylic on Masonite - 36cm x 60cm)
Friday, August 22, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
This old boat seems to have been forgotten in a backwater.
I took a photo of this boat on a visit to England some years ago, and always wanted to paint it. I am sure the boat is long gone by now, but it will not be forgotten by me.
(Watercolour on Arches CP - 27cm x 22cm)
Friday, May 9, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
My interpretation of this week's Illustration Friday theme, "Primitive". I couldn't think of anything more primitive than the "Big Bang".
(Acrylic on illustration board - 18cm x 24cm)
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
I was fascinated by the thought of the stories this abandoned cottage could tell, so I concentrated on the door and a window, to give a feeling of the people who lived there.
It must have been back-breaking work to build houses out of heavy stone - and without machinery.
(Acrylic on illustration board - 15cm x 20cm)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I love painting this bird, as it always looks so elegant. Goodness knows why I should have such a liking for them, as they are always dropping by our pond for a little goldfish lunch!
(Acrylic on illustration board - 22cm x 35cm)
Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
During the early 1950's, I often used to travel across the Humber River in England on this ship, the P.S.S. Wingfield Castle.
This picture was painted in acrylics on Bainbridge illustration board (19cm x 29cm).
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