Saturday, January 30, 2010

Thank you for dropping by. My family recently returned from New York City, and I had the opportunity to do a few very quick oil sketches. There are endless painting temptations there for an urban painter! I used the small cigar box pochade pictured below and, because my good-quality paints were confiscated at the border, some cheap oils bought in Manhattan. Not ideal for me, but these were good opportunities to learn. All are 6"x7", oil on panel, each completed in about a half-hour.
Franklin Place, in Tribeca:

Chelsea Morning:

From the Chelsea Hotel.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Pink truck!

Welcome to my humble domain.
The painting below was done in an area here in Toronto that I've just discovered- an area rich in old junk yards and the like. In short, heaven! A sudden deluge of heavy snow put an end to my session, but I think I was about done anyway. Oil on panel, 8"x10". SOLD

Below is a sweet pochade box my friend Brian Gravestock put together for me. Brian's an excellent sculptor in his own right- google him. I'm still tweaking it a bit for my personal painting habits, but it's going to be a great travelling companion when my regular gear is too bulky.