April 28, 2008

April Paintings

One would think that I have been in a blue kind of mood. Most of what I have done lately has been predominantly blue. Must be that I am eagerly awaiting the green of spring and have had enough browns and greys.
Scallop Boat Portrait, 7 x 5", watercolour 
This was a sketch for a larger work which did not turn out. I was experimenting with watercolour canvas which is quite different to work on than paper. I think that I shall stick with paper for now, even though it too has it's problems.
White Boat, 6 x 4", watercolour, Private Collection
Soaring, 6 x 4 ", watercolour
Bear Island, again, 4 x 6", watercolour, a study for a larger work
Private Collection
Fleet, 6 x 15", watercolour, Private Collection

White Violets, 6 x 4", watercolour, Private Collection

Storm over Cornwallis, 14 x 21, watercolour,
Private Collection

April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day

Today is Earth Day and so I wish you all the best for today and all days. Here are my Earth Day wishes. I had a whole list of small wishes, but to spare you those I realized it all boiled down to two big wishes: I wish every person was aware of Earth day and that every day was Earth Day, where we consider the health and safety of the planet in all of our actions. I wish that every person on earth could enjoy a equitable, safe, sustainable and comfortable lifestyle, erasing the incredibly vast difference in living standards between ours and that of the developing world. It is truly not fair that we live the way we do when there are so many people who do not have even the very basic necessities of life. I wish we could level things without conflict, that we in the developed world could learn to give up the things we have become accustomed to that are unnecessary, but do so without a sense of hardship. I have some hope that someday the first wish might come true, but probably not in time to prevent vast environmental change. I have basically no hope of the second wish coming true but I ask all of you to be concious of the planet today and everyday that you can.

April 20, 2008

St Andrews Marina

These are some pictures of the Marina in St Andrews NB.
Sailboat sketch 5 x 7 " April 2008, Private Collection
St Andrews Marina, 20 x 30", April 2008