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Just a bit of inspiration

Here it is August and winding down to the end of another year. I hope you all enjoyed your summer. Here in Kelowna what else can one expect another warm and beautiful summer. I don’t know if it is a good thing but all the fruit is early this year. Even the Kokanee salmon I Read More

The Fall Event

Fall has come and another successful Autumn Gallery event has gone by. Here is some photos of the event:   My paintings that were juried into this years event was Waterfall at Mill Creek, Through Shadow and light and Mill creek (Resting Spirits). The Autumn Gallery is one of our yearly events held in November Read More

Making Sense Of All The Caos

When I look for a composition in a landscape I have to make sense out of all the caos where such a busy landscape exists along side creeks. With an abundance of trees and bushes and rocks. In the center you have water current moving along rapidly or perhaps it is a steady flow. The Read More

Painting Kelowna creeks

Lots of Projects underway in Kelowna as I drive around town. Mission Creek is getting an over haul. Actually they are changing a part of the creek back to the way it was originally. The purpose is to hope the salmon come back. Well good intentions and I hope it works. It gives me more Read More

Happy New Years 2015

30 Paintings In 30 Days My New Years resolution started off with a good thought. My first outdoor painting for 2015 began early at 6 am. The morning sunrise. I kept it simple this morning with just using three colors. Burnt sienna , cad. orange and dioxin purple and white. For the majority of the Read More

Ti’s The Season

A week before xmass and I have started two paintings in acrylic. I wanted to get away from working with oils for a bit and the two paintings I have chosen is best suited for acrylic. I like trees as much as I do water and are very important in our world. If trees could Read More

The Painting Process

In the process of my painting “Rail-trail Into Autumn” I have done all the necessary work like establishing my shapes deciding what key I want to work in. Mixing my palette to the consistency of butter. Putting down my values and shapes in my notes of the chosen color for my highlights. By stepping back Read More

The Mouth of Mission

The Mission Park Green-way trail in Kelowna is expanding.They are  adding the 3rd phase of the trail that runs along Mission Creek. With my interests in creeks; I had to go and check this place out and so we drove up to field road. When I got up to the entrance at Field road I Read More

Harmony

Lately, I have been working out of Richard Schmid’s book Alla Prima II “Everything I Know about Painting” and Katie Swatland’s new book Alla Prima II Companion. These are good reference guides explaining tools, materials and techniques of Richard Schmid. For a self – taught person it is tough to get started off right sometimes Read More

Treasures Of The Okanagan

Water is such a great resource here in the Okanagan with agriculture and wildlife being dependent on it in the region. Most of my paintings over the last several years are of creeks. I like the challenge of painting creeks its kind of like trying to walk across them without slipping in. You have to Read More