Monday, November 28, 2011

De Luca Gallery exhibition

There are three recent paintings of mine at the De Luca Gallery for the month of December, as part of a group show. Reception is December 3, 2-6 pm. www.delucafineart.com

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Occupy Toronto

This painting was done on the site of Occupy Toronto. I met a lot of good people there- idealists, realists, hippies, young and old. Very cool.

Occupy Toronto, 10x8, oil on panel

Friday, November 4, 2011

Salt

Salt, 10"x12"

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Skyline


Skyline, 10"x12", oil on panel

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Plein air in the city

Walmer, 8x10, oil on panel


Pharmacy Faculty Building 8x10, oil on panel


Lot 11x14 oil on panel





Thursday, August 18, 2011

I've been enjoying painting in a storage yard for steel products lately. Like Monet studying light on lilypads, this steelyard has become my Giverny. Until I get chased out.

Little Henge 8"x10", oil on panel



Steel II 11"x14", oil on panel



Dufferin Grove 11"x14", oil on panel






Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Steel

Steel, 11x14

Thank you to all that came out to the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. It was a hot weekend, but so many braved the heat and came by my tent to visit, that it was really a pleasure.
This was the fiftieth anniversary of the TOAE, and I was happy to be involved. There was so much intriguing work on display that I want to extend special gratitude to those that chose to support me and my work. Thank you!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

New nocturne

Boiler Shop, 8"x10", oil on panel SOLD

A couple of watercolours from around the city. The bottom one is an Eldon Garnet sculpture.












Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Below is a plein air painting of a bus employed as a sign for a school uniform company.
McCarthy's Bus, 10"x10", oil on panel SOLD

















Thursday, March 3, 2011

Recent plein air work

Crosstown, 8x10, oil on panel

Waterway, 11x14, oil on panel

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Winter in the city

Lawren Harris, member of the Group of Seven, had this house built in 1931. I liked the way the landscaping echoed the pines seen in many of the G07's work.

Lawren Harris House, 11"x12", oil on panel

Below is a car dealership seen through steady rain. I was sheltered in a doorway.

Dealership, 8"v10", oil on panel

It was very cold and windy, standing in a field painting this pumping station and skatepark.

Ashbridges Bay, 13"x14", oil on panel


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

All quiet...

Painting at night is something I really enjoy. It was cold enough on this night to keep most people indoors, and in three hours not a single soul passed by.

January Night, 11 1/4" x 11 1/4", oil on panel SOLD



Thursday, January 6, 2011

Brutalism brings a smile on a gray day

Below is an example of Brutalist architecture. Usually distinguished by board-marked poured concrete, this exterior shows coloured resin-impregnated boards in the blocky form that also defines Brutalism. It's a real standout in this neighbourhood of prosaic late Victorians. The other side features a thirty foot bridge to the front door.


Moncur Park, 12"x10", oil on panel

I'll be included in the Best of 2011 TOAE show at FCP Gallery, January 17 to February 25, 100 King West here in Toronto. Check it out!