August 27, 2008

Chamcook field

Sketch I, 5 x 7", watercolour
Sketch II, 5 x 7", watercolour

Morning Mist, 10 x 14", watercolour

August 26, 2008

Ships Passing

Sailing Away, sketch, 6 x 4", watercolour
These are some of the sailboat paintings that I have been working on recently.

Out for a Cruise, sketch, 6 x 4", watercolour

Out for a Cruise, 10 x 14" watercolour 

August 25, 2008

More Paint the Town pictures

These were painted on Sunday August 17 at the Annapolis Royal Historical Gardens as part of Paint the Town. For more information about Paint the town I encourage you to go to the website for the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council, at
White Rose, 7 x 10 ", watercolour
Private Collection

Yellow and Red, 7 x 10", watercolour

Private Collection

I have also added the remainder of the photos from Saturday's painting to my previous entry. Please take a minute to have a look at them.

August 17, 2008

Paint the Town, Annapolis Royal, NS

There are more pictures to come, but here are quite a few of the Paint the Town pictures.

Bee Heaven, 10 x 14 inches, watercolour
Private Collection
Sunday, August 17, 2008
I had a successful Paint the Town, creating seventeen paintings. I am reasonably pleased with all of them, and only brought home two of them. I missed photographing two of them today, but here are the ones I did manage to capture. After painting boats on Saturday I went to the Historical Gardens and painted flowers (and one stump, but I forgot to photograph that one)
Rose of Sharon, 7 x 10", watercolour
Private Collection
Northview Farm, 7 x 10", watercolour
Cows in the Mist, 7 x 10", watercolour
Saturday, Aug 16, 2008
While not the torrential rain of last year, it did rain again this year, just enough to make painting difficult for all of us. This did not stop the eighty artists involved in Paint the Town from creating. There was a sailboat race in the morning and even though the rain forced me off the wharf I managed to find a dry spot with a good view of the boats.

Sailboat I, 6 x 4 ", watercolour

Private Collection

Sailboat II, 7 x 5", watercolour
Private Collection
Sailboat III, 10 x 7", watercolour
Private Collection
Clapp's Sailboat, 7 x 10", watercolour
Private Collection
At Rest, 7 x 10 ", watercolour
Private Collection
"Is it Raining?" 10 x 14", watercolour
Private Collection
Slow Boats to Digby, 5 x 15", watercolour
Private Collection
(My apologies to all the sailboat captains; it was an overcast foggy day with hardly any wind.)

Bonnie's Flowers, 14 x 10", watercolour

Private Collection

Artist at work, 10 x 7 ", watercolour

Private Collection

August 11, 2008

Scallop Days

These are pictures painted on location during Scallop Days Friday, August 8, 2008
Rowboat, 7 x 10", watercolour, $98

Fish Plant, 7 x 10", watercolour
More Rowboats, 7 x 15", watercolour
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Foggy Morning, 7 x 10", watercolour
Private Collection
Scallop Boat, 4 x 6", wtercolour
Yacht Club Regatta, 7 x 5", watercolour
Before the Race, 7 x 5", watercolour, Private Collection

August 10, 2008

Digby Scallop Days

Scallop Days is the summer festival in Digby, centering around our seafood and resource based industries (there is a chainsaw contest as well as scallop shucking) For the last 3 years artists have been made welcome to the event; albeit this year unofficially. I spent today painting along the waterfront in Digby where there is a fantastic view of the wharf and it's many fishing boats. The weather today was either a painter's dream or nightmare, depending on how fast one works. It was dull and overcast when I arrived in the morning but after a couple of hours it cleared to bright sunshine. Then some fog rolled in just across part of the water, which highlit the wharf and the boats beautifully against the dusky blue fog. For now all I have for you to see is one of the paintings that I did this morning. This is the one that drew the most comments from the people who stopped to watch me paint. The colours did not turn out the best on the rest of them so I will re-photograph them tomorrow. I will post them soon after that I hope.
Dull Morning, 7 x 10", watercolour, today
Private Collection
I can hear the fireworks marking the end of the festival right now; it sounds like quite a show...

August 5, 2008

New and also "Improved"

These two are new. I was having lunch at the Boardwalk Cafe in Digby one afternoon in June as clouds rolled in over the Annapolis Basin. The waters of the harbour turned the most incredible green colour. I knew I would have to try to paint it soon and here are two attempts.
Green Water I, 7 x 10", watercolour, $295
Green Water II, 7 x 10 inches, watercolour Private Collection
These are the improved versions of the Digby Waterfront paintings I did last week. Can you tell what has changed?