Sunday, 3 April 2016

Look Up #2

12"X12" Acrylic on canvas

AKA the Pony Mart.
My other submission to the NAC "Small Feats" fundraiser. This building has hardly changed at all in the past 25-30 years. More bits drop off, that is about it. I hope that someone restores this beautiful roof one day.

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Look Up #1

12"X12" Acrylic on canvas

This year again I plan to enter Small Feats at the Niagara Artists Centre. It is a curated art show that is also a fund-raiser for NAC as they keep 50-100% of the proceeds.
This is the first of two paintings that I plan to enter.
Based on a photo that I took a few years ago, this building looks quite different now. Even the roof has been replaced. Here it is on Google Street View

Sunday, 28 February 2016


7"X5" Mixed media

Well this is the final post of my 31 day sketch challenge. It has been a lot more challenging than I anticipated and I haven't managed to do them consecutively, which is I think how it was designed. It has actually taken me almost exactly two months to achieve a month's worth of sketches and some of them have been pretty marginal.
My next project is the annual Small Feats exhibition at the Niagara Artists Centre. I have undertaken to submit 3 12"X12" paintings. I still haven't decided what they will be, but I guess I will come up with something.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Shrouded in mist

5.5"X8" Graphite on paper

Somewhere along the Lost Coast of Northern California.

Sunday, 21 February 2016


8"X5.5" Mixed media

It is always hard to find a vase with a small enough neck for these tiny flowers. I think that this tube had a vanilla bean in it. i works but is a bit precarious.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Bedroom Window

9"X6" Pencil on paper

This is day 27 of the 31 day sketch challenge, only four more to go. I can't believe that I once did this every day for a whole year. I haven't even managed consecutive days.