Saturday, April 25, 2015

Delivered to Details, Past and Present Gallery this week:

Hillside Farm      acrylics, 12x16

Early Morning Stroll     oil pastels, 11x14

Montague Boats and Sheds       oil pastels 11x15

Delivered these to The Dunes for the 2015 season:
Early Spring, North Shore   oil pastels 11x15y. SOLD
 Summer's Finally Here   oil pastels 10x10  SOLD
 Dressed in Red    oil pastels 8x10
 Midsummer Daydream   oil pastels 11x15. SOLD
 Sun-Drenched    acrylics 12x24        SOLD

Monday, July 7, 2014

These went to The Dunes Gallery:

 Two little 5x5 oil pastels, Hills and Bales 2 and 1    SOLD


 Rolling Hills, acrylic on canvas, 12x24    SOLD

Sun Sparkle, oil pastels, 8x10                                    SOLD

 and this one went to Details Past and Present
   Cumberland Fields     11x14 oil pastel                      SOLD

The last week of June I was involved in a paintout, the Montague Plein Air Festival. I've been to many paintouts, but this was the first one with a judge. Two of the days it poured rain all day and I had to work from the car. I was surprised and pleased to get two Honorable mentions.

Lupines at Beach Point 5x7 oil pastels                                   SOLD

 Midsummer Dream (Guernsey Cove) , oil pastels, 8x10               SOLD

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Two at the framers for Details, Past and Present:
Fireweed and Lace, 11x14                                           SOLD

Pastorale, 12x24

Sunday, April 27, 2014

New ones in for the season at The Dunes:
                  Geraniums and Picket Fences    8x11 oil pastels     SOLD

                     Daylilies in the Barnyard     7.5x15    oil pastels   SOLD

     - along with Red Door, which has been hanging in my living room for a while 
                                                    11x14,  oil pastels         SOLD

A new one for Details, Past and Present Gallery in Charlottetown:
                                         Farm by the Bay       7.5x11    oil pastels  SOLD

Friday, October 18, 2013

Artwork 2013

A couple of recent works:
                       "Toward Meadow Bank" , currently at Details, Past and Present Gallery

boathouse, Saint John             The boathouse has collapsed since I took the reference photo .   private collection

Plein air sketches of the same pumpkin patch, July and September:

a commission, acrylics, 24x30

It was fun, as always, painting en plein air in people's gardens at Hampton, New Brunswick's  "Bloomin'Artists" 2-day  paintout.  Here are a couple of my oil pastel sketches :                                             SOLD
This year they provided small benches for us to paint. I put a local Hampton scene on mine, in the style of Tiffany Glass, and it fetched a good price at the auction.

Currently showing at Details, Past and Present

In to The Dunes Gallery for the summer season:


These are in Handworks Gallery:


I brought my mini plein air kit to Switzerland in the spring. This is a slightly larger studio version of a sketch I made in the mountains by Zermatt. The Matterhorn is seen in the distance.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Honorable Mention

I entered a couple of works in the annual online show of the Oil Pastel Society, and was pleased to learn that my little plein air of blueberry fields (posted here in August) was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Professional category. I was also surprised , because of the amazing quality of the work that was entered.

(This one is now in The Dunes for the 2014 season)
"Rush Hour in Meadowbank", oil pastel, 9x11

I finished off 2012 with a couple of acrylic paintings. My son Mike asked for one of the Reversing Falls bridge, and this one took two panels.
And since we were helping him set up his apartment, I made a portrait of his old skateboarding sneakers for Christmas.