Sunday, December 13, 2015

Waiting on winter

This year I invested in some serious winter boots. The old ones were still comfortable, but most of my footwear fits best just before falling apart. They couldn't support me standing still for hours on ice or frozen concrete, even when new.
So below are my new kicks, with the old to compare. Same boot size.
Come on, Winter, don't disappoint me!

Foggy Night    10x12, oil on panel

Pools III   11x14, oil on panel

Friday, November 27, 2015

Views of the city

Below are a few recent plein air paintings.
Shelter   11x14, oil on panel

Canoe   11x14, oil on panel

Steel VII   11x14, oil on panel

Fountains In Fall   11x14, oil on panel

Saturday, October 31, 2015

                                    AGO II,  11x14, oil on panel

Toronto's Project Gallery is hosting the Ontario Plein Air Society's annual exhibition again this year. Opening October 31 and running through November 14.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Super Moon/Blood Moon fails to show...

I had set up my gear for an evening of painting the rare lunar event, but cloud cover spoiled the view.
Still, an evening out painting is an evening out painting.

Cloud Cover   14x11, oil on panel

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Thank you to all those that dropped by my gallery at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition last weekend.
I was thrilled to be presented with the 'Best Of Painting' award!
Below are recent plein air pieces:
                              Polka Dot Benches, 11x14, oil on panel

                              Planetarium At Night, 11x14, oil on panel

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition has been an annual art fair since 1961, when Toronto entrepreneurs Murray and Marvelle Koffler launched the first TOAE in a hotel garden.
The City has hosted the exhibition at Nathan Phillips Square since 1967.
It's an exciting show with great variety of work, something of interest to all.
I'm pleased to be marking my seventh year 'on the square'. I'll be at booth H13, if anyone should be in the area.

During the recent hot days, painting at night seemed a good option. And it's always a challenge.
Here are a few samples:

Night Work 11x14, oil on panel
                                          Christie's 7 1/2x6, oil on panel

                                          Ravine 11x14, oil on panel

                                          Nike 11x14, oil on panel

Saturday, August 22, 2015

City life en plein air

Below are some new paintings from around town and a local wood shop. All oil on panel, 11x14.
                                                                Summer Roads

Truck Lot

Wood Shop I

Wood Shop II

Wood Shop III

Yard in Snow II

                                                                       Car Lot

Below are small panels done with a hand-held pochade box, each 6x7 1/2.

                                                                 Bicycle Shop

                                                                  Corner Garage

                                                                    Night Scene

                                                     Gas Station in the Afternoon


                                                                       Spider I

                                                                     Spider II

                                                             Hoopers In The Park

                                                                 Summer Night

Canadian Fine Arts has now moved to 108 Yorkville Avenue here in Toronto. The new location is great and the space is beautiful. Check it out!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I'm excited to show some of the work on canvas from last winter at the Project Gallery, Toronto. Also newer plein air pieces.
Opening tomorrow night 6-10.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Recent work at the Project Gallery

 'Unburst' and 'Day For Night' at the Project Gallery
'Day For Night', oil on canvas, 20x20

Monday, April 13, 2015

15 Painters exhibition at The Project Gallery

I will be participating in the 15 Painters show at the very cool Project Gallery, opening Thursday, April 16.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

 A view of the studio wall with work at various stages of completion.

Now, where is that ultramarine blue...

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Thank you, blogTO

One of my pieces has been listed in blogTO's '15 iconic paintings of Toronto worth knowing about'.