March 23, 2009

March 20, 2009

sailboat & Wharf Update

Sailboat sketch, 10 x 7", watercolour, March 2009, $285

March Wharf, 20 x 30", watercolour, March 2009, $990

One might notice that I have darkened slightly the foreground water and the sky. I think that this strenghtens the painting. Look back at the last post and tell me what you think.

March 16, 2009

Digby Scallop Days Painting Event

Invitation to Artists If you are interested in painting and selling your artwork in Digby over the weekend of August 5-9, 2009 then now is the time for you to register. Leave me a comment if you are interested or check out the whole Scallop Days festival at I will be taking part, likely front and center on the waterfront where the views are the best. Hope to see you there.

March 13, 2009

March Wharf

March Wharf, 10 x 14", watercolour, March 2009, $425
This is a small version of a larger painting that I am now working on. This is a view of Digby very familiar to anyone who lives here as it what one sees when one drives down the main street downtown. It is one of the many pleasures of living here.

March 6, 2009

Spring in my thoughts

It would seem that I am now wishing for spring, because here I am painting spring flowers. There is an exhibit coming up in Annapolis Royal at ARCAC celebrating the Magnolia. I am taking part. I will be sending in the larger of these two and the close-up of a magnolia blossom that I painted in January of this year. The show begins April 18th and ends May 10th. Opening Reception is April 19 from 2-4 pm (Saturday).
Magnolia Branch II, 10 x 14", watercolour, 2009, $250
Magnolia Branch, 20 x 30", watercolour, 2009, Private Collection
I started the larger of these two and then wanted to experiment more with the background. The second version is where I did my experimentation. Though the two look very different, I am reasonably pleased with both of them. If you have a favourite version I would like to hear about it.