Monday, June 28, 2010



This is a small (6"X7 1/2") oil sketch executed from inside the first security perimeter of the G20 conference here in Toronto. I was thoroughly searched, my paint box rifled through, and I endured the intense glares of the many police officers in order to get this one-hour sketch done. And it rained on me, too. The cops were polite, though edgy and intense. All hell broke loose shortly after I left. Sold

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


After all the frame making (see below) I was eager to get out and do some image making.
Here's a 10X10 oil-on-panel of construction near the railway tracks. En plein air, of course.

I'll take this opportunity to mention my participation in the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition at Nathan Phillips Square, on July 9, 10 and 11. I'll be the one in the chair, with the hat, in the shade, at booth #567.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


I haven't posted in a while as I've been preparing for some shows this summer. My frugal nature dictates that I make my own frames. This is time consuming, the show currently on display at the North York library gallery consisting of thirty nine paintings. That's a lot of framing!
Below are a few of the frame profiles I've come up with. Changing profiles keeps it from becoming too tedious a job.

Any comments on the success (or lack of) of these frames are welcome as I'm still learning the craft.