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!