January 28, 2010

rowboats, sailboats and more

Here are some more in my series of small paintings. I am trying to work quickly in an effort to keep my paintings from looking overworked. I have learned that the paintings by master watercolour painters that I love have at least this one thing in common. They are all fresh and allow the spontinaity of the watercolour paint itself to show through. By working on small and quick paintings I hope to get better at doing that myself.
Scattered Sweet Cherries, 5 x 7", watercolour, January 2010
Now for sale by auction on ebay.ca
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Sailboats III, 5 x 7", watercolour, January 2010
Rowboat Resting, 7 x 5", watercolour, January 2010
Now for sale on ebay.ca
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January 24, 2010

now on ebay

Digby Scallop Boats, 5 x 7", watercolour, Jan 2010
SOLD on ebay.ca
Sweet Cherries, 5 x 7", watercolour, Jan 2010
SOLD on ebay.ca
Sparkling Sailboat, 7 x 5", SOLD on ebay.ca

January 17, 2010

Welcome to my blog

For those of you coming here to read the story of my motorcycle painting, click here to read how it began. Keep moving forward through the posts to see the steps that I took in painting it. This link will show you the finished painting. And if you like, you can read the story of the motorbike as well.

January 15, 2010

More ebay paintings

Abstract Landscape I, 7 x 10", watercolour, SOLD on ebay.ca

Sailboat Racing II, 5 x 7", SOLD on ebay.ca

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Sailboats III, 5 x 7", watercolor, soon to be listed
These small paintings are either now or soon to be available on ebay.ca. Check it out and likely you will get yourself a bargain!

January 10, 2010

Gazing up, a portrait

Gazing Up, 5 x 7", watercolour, 2010 Not for Sale

Grist Mill

Pourtincourt's Mill, 10 x 14", watercolour, 2010, $385
This is a colour sketch I have done for a commission that I am now working on. The building is a replica in the place of the first grist mill built in America. It was built in 1607 near the settlement of Port Royal in what is now Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.
I have included a photo of the plaque fixed to the side of the building which explains the history of the construction.

January 6, 2010

Small works (one now on ebay)

Sailboat Racing, 5 x 7", watercolour, 2009
I am trying something new by launching an ebay auction for this painting (pictured above) The auction is open until Sunday evening, Jan 9th. If you are interested, I suggest you go and check it out here. This is the only one of my little paintings on ebay right now. I hope to add to it as I go along. I encourage you to keep watching. Here is another one of several little paintings I have been making as part of my internet selling experiment:
Blueberry Picking, 5 x 7", watercolour
The ground here looks very pink. If you are not familiar with the habits of the low growing wild blueberry you might not know that the foliage of the bushes really does turn this incredible crimson colour in the fall. Now, I have taken a bit of artistic license in this picture. The foliage usually turns after the berries are picked, but that is one of the joys of being an artist; I get to change things!