I posted a photo of this painting back in December, but I just added it to my “Paintings” page, with an improved photo, so I thought I’d feature it again here. This painting goes back to the early 90s. It’s acrylic on canvas and I… Read More
Those readers who have been to our garden (or who tune in here regularly) know we have some unusual structures out back, which we call Imagination Stations. I spent much of this morning out there with a block of paper and a big box of… Read More
This small painting (about the size of a large dinner plate) was intended for my last solo show but was not exhibited. It’s acrylic on masonite and it floats off the wall a little bit. I’ll let this one speak for itself.
Stormchaser’s Dream is one of the group of encaustics I exhibited at my former gallery Yumart, back in 2016. Like the others, I started with a lozenge-shaped chunk of wood which I created from a plank using a jigsaw and a mini-grinder. I applied the… Read More
The days have become hot but here by the lake the mornings and the evenings cool down beautifully. I’m thinking about making some large paintings out back in the garden but first I want to I draw for a week or two, in my notebook… Read More
Our lumberjack whirligig suffered the ravages of winter and is down for repair. Fortunately, we have a back-up. I gave the fisherman a tune-up today to get him working well and installed him up front on the pole.
At some point a couple years ago I started cutting shapes out of masonite and making them into paintings or whatever it is they are. As usual I was groping around, trying to find a way forward. I wanted to break away from some of… Read More
The title of this painting refers to Niagara St in Toronto. I rented a studio in a building located where Niagara and Tecumseth meet, which was known as the casket factory because once upon a time that’s what it was. This painting, from the early… Read More
A few years ago I made some small paintings using materials like cardboard, flyers, and various other bits and pieces of stuff I found around the studio. I used an add-and-substract process, gluing materials on, adding paint then ripping back layers of material. They’re bumpy… Read More
In late September/early October of 2001, Sheila and I honeymooned in Newfoundland. Thanks to a friend out there we had a great place to stay in Pouch Cove. We did lots of hiking and some landscape drawing while we were there, but most importantly, the… Read More