Friday, December 24, 2010

Winter wings.






Canada geese - we love them. So long as they keep flying, we have no problem with them. It’s when they land that the trouble starts. At one time, they used to fly south for the winter. Now, we have a large resident population. That creates all sorts of trouble.

(Watercolour Arches 140lb - 28cm x 36cm)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Bad weather brewin'.




The Fall morning had been lovely, but "Afterwards"!!!

(Watercolour on Bockingford CP - 18 cm x 27 cm)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Misty morning moorage.







































A weekend form of "Transportation" sitting at the dock on a misty morning.

(Watercolour on Arches 300lb CP - 24cm x 28cm)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Beneath the trees.




Beneath the trees, where nobody sees, this young Elk walks with total ease.
A painting I did a couple of years ago, seems to fill this weeks theme, "Beneath".

(Acrylic on canvas - 30cm x 40cm)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Slocan Steamer



This stern wheeler "Slocan", was built on Slocan Lake in 1891 It spent many years on that lake in the West Kootenays of British Columbia, which makes it pretty old fashioned.


(Watercolour on Arches 300lb CP - 22cm x 30cm)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Winter night in the Kootenays.



Having spent time in the Kootenay area of British Columbia in winter, the night sky is a wonderfull sight with more stars than I have ever seen before. One could spend all night "Star Gazing".

(Watercolour on Bockingford CP paper - 28cm x 37cm)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Song Sparrow







































This week's Illustration Friday theme, "Caged".
Ideally I do not like to see any animal caged, and would much prefer to see them in natural settings. This Song Sparrow often visits our bird feeder, and we love to watch it, along with all the other birds.

(Watercolour on Arches CP - 24cm x 26cm)

Friday, July 23, 2010

A day at the beach.



This painting I did seemed appropriate for this weeks theme "Double", our two Granddaughters' first visit to an ocean beach. All beach toys etc, have to be double, so there are no arguments.


(Acrylic on canvas - 30cm x 40cm)

Monday, July 19, 2010

"Nevermore"







































When I painted this picture, some time ago, I always thought the raven looked as though it was looking for something, and in keeping with this weeks theme, I think it must have been "Breakfast" that was on its mind.

(Acrylic on canvas board - 25cm x 25cm)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Big sky country.
















Giant, made me think of the "Giant" prairie sky, and the time spent in Saskatchewan and Manitoba many years ago.

(Watercolour on Bockingford 140lb 25cm x 18cm)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sailor away.


























This weeks theme "Early" made me think of this picture I painted from an old railway poster from the 1900s.
Plus an old song, "Early one morning, just as the sun was rising, I saw this old guy dancing, skipping down the beach."
Some of the words are not from the original song, just in case you were wondering.

(Acrylic on board - 26cm x 30cm)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Coopers Hawk


























This Coopers Hawk sure looks fearless, so I thought it fit this week's Illustration Friday theme. We see this bird quite often around the bird feeder, although we have only seen it take one victim over the years we have been watching.
(Watercolour on Arches 300lb c.p. - 24 cm x 30cm)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Winter cocoon.




















My interpretation of this weeks Illustration Friday theme "cocoon".
This alpine hut in the West Kootneys of British Columbia would seem to be a cocoon from the winter storms, and cold nights.
(Watercolour on Arches 300lb. - 23cm x 28cm)

I don't know what I did to deserve being picked for this week's "Pick of the Week", but I would like to thank all the people who have sent me kind messages, not just for this last submission, but over the last year or so. Thank you.

Friday, April 23, 2010

A winter's trail.




















This weeks Illustration Friday theme "ahead" made me think of a painting I did 50 years ago. Also, an old "one-liner", or the case of the misplaced comma:
"What's that in the road, ahead". Pretty lame eh!
(Watercolour - 25cm x 32cm)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Garden treasures.




















These paintings are somewhat "Linked" to my efforts at painting flowers from our garden. I think I need more practice!
(Watercolour - 30cm x 40cm)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Brave Wren.


















I always thought that the Wren was a brave bird. It is always checking out what we are doing in the garden and talking to us. Or that's what we imagine it's doing. Although, it's probably saying, "Clear off out of MY GARDEN!"

(Watercolour on Arches 140lb CP - 18cm x 27cm)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Little shebeen on the bog.



















I will probably get into trouble for this one, but this is my perspective of a summer day in Ireland.
(watercolour on 140lb Bockingford paper - 18cm x 25cm)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Propagate


















This week’s Illustration Friday theme “Propagate” really stumped me, until I came up with a thought. This abandoned farm could use a “proper gate”.
Sorry about that! :-)
(Acrylic on canvas - 32cm x 37cm)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A common loon...
















...adrift on a misty pond.
My take on this week's Illustration Friday theme "adrift".
(acrylics on illustration board - 20cm x 33cm)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Puppy love.



















Two of our grandchildren, focused for the moment.
I had been trying to get them together and still for a split second, so I could take a photo of them. Then at last the dog next door wandered over.

(Acrylics on canvas - 30cmx40cm)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Clumsy!

























Just watch where you are putting that glass!
There's a lesson to be learned here, don't drink and paint!
Oh well, back to the easel.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Marsh or mirage?

























A bit of warm wilderness for this cold winter.
Acrylic on matte board, 12cm x 26cm