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Go to your room! · 1M ago

Review of Judsons Gorilla Campaign Box - for plein air

I admit I am a bit of an equipment junkie. Over the past decade I have bought and tried ( and in many cases re-sold) many of the pochade or other types of plein air setups. I originally chos...
Go to your room! · 5M ago

Ian Roberts Workshop - my review

Last week I was lucky enough to  attend three days of a plein air workshop conducted by Ian Roberts and held through the Blue Mountain School of Landscape Painters in Thornbury Ontario.Ian i...
Go to your room! · 6M ago

Ontario Plein Air - day two

Enjoyed another day working plein air. This time in the lovely community of Meaford which has a wonderful harbour with lots of subject matter.Again, acrylic on linen mounted on board. Gesso ...
Go to your room! · 6M ago

First Ontario Plein Air sketches of the season

Yes, yes, I know, its been a long time. Life and other painting commitments get in the way. Also not much new to share that I have not already shared about my approach.Today I made my first ...
Go to your room! · 10M ago

New under paintings

More paintings developed:30x40 on canvas. Sketch with acrylic markerPthalo turquois glazeMagenta
Go to your room! · 11M ago

New starts for the New Year

Been a while and its another year. Few more approaches to acrylic landscapesStarted with a photo of the shoreline near Campbell River, Vancouver Island.Interest area was simply the shoreline...
Go to your room! · 1Y ago

New start

New start. Comox Estuary.  Acrylic 16x24 on canvas mounted on board. Quick rough  plan with pencil then final plan with acrylic marker.Block in darks using transparent red iron oxide and pth...
Go to your room! · 1Y ago

Third interpretation

Third morning. I wanted a different approach again. Went to a diox purple as the underpainting and did a bolder rough value plan - adding and subtracting with brush and colour shaper.Pencil ...
Go to your room! · 1Y ago

Getting started - again

Been away from studio painting for almost a month - closing down Ontario and driving back to BC.  Having trouble feeling excited about painting - and thats not normal for me.  Went for a Tha...
Go to your room! · 1Y ago


I have to November workshops ( Gabriolla Island and Coast Collective, Victoria) - both are full.In January 17-19 2017 I will be teaching at the Old School House in Qualicum Beach. Approaches...