Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Another House Portrait

18 x 14", oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Cat Portrait

11 x 14" oil on canvas.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Georgia House Portrait

14 x 18" oil on canvas

Pippa's Teddy Bear Tea Party

10 x 8", oil on canvas board

Friday, November 30, 2012

Another House Portrait

14 x 18" oil on canvas

Sweet Little Dog

A quick sketch in oils on canvas board, 10 x 8"

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My Latest House Portrait

18 x 14 inches, oil on canvas

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Okotoks Dogs

11 x 14" oil on canvas

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Bow Bridge, Central Park

24 x 30 inches, oil on canvas.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

On top of the world ...

This says childhood to me.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Lucy, Reading

8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas board

Our Garden

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Alberta High Summer

28 x 24 inches, oil on canvas.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Lucy with Apple Blossoms

8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Beach Portrait

20  24 inches, oil on canvas.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Prospect Park

14 x 18 inches, "Prospect Park, Brooklyn"

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Rocky Mountains

 20 x 24, oil on canvas.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Baby Aaron

8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas. A portrait of my cousin's little boy.

Sunday, May 27, 2012


8 x 10"oil on canvas.   Inspired by a snowy evening in New York.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Portrait of Francie

A small, 8 x 10 inch portrait, in oils on canvas board. The setting is a marvellous mid-century modern house in La Jolla, California. Beautiful light and colour.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Alice in Wonderland

Inspired by Alice in Wonderland. 24 x 20 inches, oil on canvas.
This is actually a reworked painting of a Moscow park. I've always thought it needed something extra added to it ... and the other day, I decided to paint my daughter Francie into the corner of the landscape.

Alberta Foothills

64 x 34 inches.

Orchestra, Revisited

I reworked the painting, lightening up the background. I think this improved the piece.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


30 x 40 inches. A commissioned painting of an orchestra. This painting took a while to do ... lots of detail and layers to build up.

A close-up.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Portrait Photographs

Two shots of my daughters that I took thinking I would use the photos as reference for future paintings. But I've decided that I like them just as photographs. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

My latest portrait

28 x 26 inches, oil on canvas.

I'd love to turn this into a painting

(photo credit: Madeleine Di Gangi)

What type of photo makes a great painting?

I am thinking about using this photo for a portrait of my daughter.  It has everything I like in a study for a painting - great natural light, a relaxed but still serious pose, good colour and an appealing expression. Not to mention a beautiful background (fabulous La Jolla, California)