A Little Easy Texture

Sometimes I just like to rub my hands over a painting to feel the bumps and lumps and grit of the acrylic texture. It makes me happy; it makes the surface mine; it shows my process. The painting above is a small, 12×12″ canvas with lots of texture. I wanted...

It’s All About the Scale

Some days you can be bang on; other days you miss the mark completely. This is a 20″ x 16″ oil. Below is how I started. I painted a background then started applying poppy shapes with no indication of scale or even composition. I wasn’t happy. So I...

A Painting Facelift

  Funny how paintings can change over time. One gets completed; you live with it for a while and seem to enjoy what you created. Then, some time down the road, you realize a few nips, tucks and tweaks can make a stronger image. The painting above is the current...

Drive-by Pix

Bits and pieces of quick photo grabs were combined to make this composition. My wife and I share driving along Hwy 401 into Toronto. When I'm the passenger, I have my smart phone or ipad at the ready to capture any drive-by scenes that might have possibilities....