Monday, October 29, 2007

Brock Street Houses

Here I am painting on Brock Street in Toronto this past summer. This was part of a workshop with Stefan Galvanek. It's fun to paint in the city as you get the people walking by, stopping to watch and commenting on your work.

Here's the finished painting!


I did take some pictures to work from. This is one of them. I'll post the painting again once I've finished it.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Smile for the Camera

Oil on Stretched Canvas
My Private Collection
This is a portrait I painted of my youngest son. I painted it from a picture taken at the daycare he was attending at the time. He was not happy about having his picture taken, and the photographer just barely got this before he cried.
I am currently working on a commissioned portrait of a three year old girl and will post it once it's complete.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Spring Thaw

Oil on Stretched Canvas

Private Collection, Canada

This is Vowels Lake, which is a small lake just north of Parry Sound, Ontario. I'll be posting a few from this area. I've been taking a class with an artist named Stefan Galvanek ....well actually for years now. I've told him that I'm a member for life. He introduced me to this lovely area. Parry Sound is a town that loves art, with summer studio tours and "Paint the Town" which an event that welcomes artists set up along the streets and paint. Lots of fun to walk around and stop to watch the artists at work. You can even go for a cool drink, come back and purchase one straight off the easel.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Girl with a Pearl Earring - The Movie

Oil on Stretched Canvas
Private Collection, Ontario, Canada
My first posting to my blog, "My Daily Paintings". How exciting!
I've decided to follow the movement and try to paint at least one painting each day, and will be displaying them on this blog for sale.
Will also be posting some currently available paintings until I'm ready for my first daily post.