Saturday, 7 September 2019

Everyone is a critic

My painting was critiqued today.  I am not sure they were impressed, seemed to be obsessed with details.  It was a tough crowd.

You be the judge

Wednesday, 28 August 2019


I haven't painted in a year.
I haven't painted in a year.

We put our house up for sale.  The market was hot and it seemed like the right time.  Everyone wants to see a staged house - I didn't think they would want to see 10 years of acrylic drips on the floor toilet walls etc.  So I cleaned and scrubbed and polished and scrubbed some more.  Behold the house looked pretty good after we got rid of half our stuff.

We sold the house and bought a condo. Goodby to my cozy studio in the basement that was all mine.  No more studio, no more storage.  We renovated the condo and it was impossible to paint because we were living in a mess with no heat and no lights. Then the reno was finished and I didn't paint..

I used every excuse in the book to avoid the easel but no longer.  The best way to restart is with a little pressure.  I bought 3 canvases to enter the Trekell Pet portrait contest.
Trekell Entry

Its funny how when you take a picture you see things that you would change.  but it will have to do.

(I also bought a New Wave POSH Glass Palette) you should get one. 

Friday, 20 April 2018

Welcome to the World Zach

I have been out of the studio for awhile.  I have a whole bunch of excuses -I went to Italy, I hurt my neck, and it is still snowing in April.  Anyone of those will do.

Little Zack was born and I painted something for him.

This is Youppi the mascot for the now defunct Montreal Expos.  The team is gone but Youppi was great. 

Welcome to the world Zach

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Mr. Cool

I couldn't stop myself.  I have a lot to do but this painting just kept calling to me.  It needs some more work but the urge is gone. 
Mr. Cool
Now I can go pay some bills and do some laundry - not romantic but necessary.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Paint me a Rainbow

Technically this is an old painting.  Technically that is.  I just wanted to add one stroke and then my brush all on its own went crazy and it doesn't resemble the original of which I have no picture.  this is big 30 x 36. 

Paint me a Rainbow

a little dab'll do ya  - one dab never does.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Pretty in Pink

I remember taking a picture of this lab at Dog Mountain, Vermont.  He looked so sad and no one should look sad there.  If you love dogs, this is heaven on earth.  If you don't, well go anyhow and maybe you will be converted.

Pretty in Pink

You really should go.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Who Dares Disturb the Princess

I have a friend, a great friend. It is nice to have such a supportive  friend. I painted this without her permission .  I have done worse to her.

This is her puppy. Let's see if she really reads my blog and noticed that I painted her dog without her permission. 
Game on.