I spent the summer touring Alaska by motorcycle. This year and last were a tough couple of years for forest fires, thousands of acres burned but much of it was so remote no suppression efforts were made. The year after the fire has been through the burn areas fill with fushia coloured fireweed, it’s a beautiful, colourful landscape . That’s what inspired this 9″x12″ oil on canvas board.
A couple of crabs from a different perspective, these guys walk funny, look funny and are fun to watch. Oil 9″x12″
Joined a plein aire paintout group at a small chapel located in a clearing just feet from the ocean on Captiva Island, a good mix of sun and shade led to this piece, a small 9″x12″ oil.
Chickadees somehow appear out of no where every year when the snow flies, they travel in small groups like gypsies coming in for a quick meal at the feeder and then they’re gone. Oil and watercolour versions, they both have their own qualities.
Pukaskwa National Park on Lake Superior has a variety of beaches, some piled high with driftwood, some pebble beaches and some with multi coloured brown sands. This beach was made up of copper coloured sand which gave it a warm glow as the shadows lengthened. Oil 9″x12″
Remote and wild… my artist in residence stays in Pukaskwa still inspire my work. I’ve been thinking of doing a series of small oils of the area and this is the first. Much of my time was spent kayaking the area so there will be lots of rocks and water. Oil 9″x12″
We often kayak to this spot, it’s a small, winding river with the boreal forest closing in on the banks. It’s a small oil 9″x12″