Saturday, October 22, 2016

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Painting again, a little...

Bink to explore the fine points...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Year and Counting (Almost)

I haven't painted in almost a year. I popped out a version of this compo just to see if I could still hold a brush. Truth is I have no interest in painting anymore.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

I am on the Portrait of the Visual Arts in Canada today, thanks Win!

Portrait of the Visual Arts in Canada

Friday, August 31, 2012

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Quick sketch, will use this character later...

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 04, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mr Goodmuck Lived Here

Continuing the smooth program..has become my favourite paper...

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Drippy Pile

Continuing my hot press experimentos...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

(Hot) Pressing Matters...

I have only painted on hot press a couple of times in my storied career (just checking to see if you were paying attention). So I picked up a sheet and decided to paint a full sheeter on the vertical just to see. I painted a drawing I had previously painted on rough paper.

I thought it would be a torture actually didn't pose any challenges except the usual "watch the bead" for drips. I really enjoyed the smooth paper, it was so easy to paint on...

Here's the tip:
Don't prewet the paper or paint wet into wet, at least not excessively. I used a small brush, a no.12 synthetic with a good point and yes a number twelve is a relatively small brush and it doesn't hold much water. Next time I'll give it a shot with a #35...

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Bink to blow...up.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Lighter Brighter Gloom Gone

I used FUB as the hub and because french ultramarine can get opaque quite quickly when mixed, you get a thick stew. Fun to see how far you can go before you can see yerself in it. Full sheet upgrade on the sorrow inducing previous edition. Painted in a little over two hours.

Just playing with light and shape shifting so that the shapes and the cast shadows and core shadows and reflected light all combine for an improved visual effect. If you can figure out where the light is coming from, you are a step ahead of me. Painting alla prima with no references and getting the whole program under some kinda of control involves a bunch of decisions that you have to make on the fly. I love this challenge because it forces you to get your act together. I painted this flat dead flat, just to remember the difference. It gets opaque quite quickly but you can see the granulation pretty good.
Bink to explore the inner reaches...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What can I say...

Greyed down, lightened up, just to see...

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Junkyard Jumble

I am going for the junkish look...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Thursday, February 09, 2012


I reworked this one quite a bit...

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Getting Dark in the Yard

                                                                    ...bink to explore.
 Darker, grittier...more junkyardish. Broken glass, busted metal, rusty junk. Complementary darks, saved whites...watercolour playing under the conductors guidance. A sense of mystery, the unknowable, the fun of arbitrary colour...a set piece somehow alive with flapping decay...