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Sedona Plein Air

quick update as I am heading out the door to day 3 of my Plein air workshop with Micheal Chesley Johnson in Sedona Arizona. Some challenging weather so far – a bit of snow  – a bit of sun – and pretty cold. makes for interesting views and chilly conditions. the last photo (with the […]

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Roadtrip artwork

I have posted a little GALLERY of the sketches and paintings so far. enjoy

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Long Shots – landscape & details

One of my favorite formats for photos and paintings is 1 x 3.  A long horizontal view. It gives such a sense of space and distance – so much more that a regular format photogragh. I wanted to share these shots-and there are quite a few- and bring you along on our journey. I can’t […]

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Found the sun. Tubac AZ

I realised I had not actually posted any of the sketches/paintings so far. I HAVE been getting some creative work done ! just trying to stop and photograph them and get them organized for computer is one more thing (that feels too much like work perhaps…) so go HERE to see the roadtrip artwork to […]

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Arizona welcomes you

Well I think I know where all the money in the US is tied up… there are millions of $ in RV campers and buses just outside Quartzsite AZ – just parked out in the desert by the thousands. Nothing to see. nothing to do. Sitting in the blazing sun. Some of them with the […]

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Good ol’ town – Eureka

Eureka CA  is one of my favorite places. I remember seeing it for the first time back in about 1994 – and purchasing some wonderful handles and window opening sliders for my salvaged building details on my own home. It is an inspiration to see the work and detail that has gone into the preservation […]

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Welcome to California

Actually it has taken more than a few days to get here…with some internet issues along the way…but here are some pics and tales from our travels so far. Roadtrip Poynter/McKenney Day 1       Saturday Jan14   to Portland headed off the Sunshine Coast on the 8:20 ferry Saturday morning – after much […]

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new stars in Granthams

Thought I would share with you our new lighting here at 558 Woodland. Courtesy of BOCCI – Designer Omer Arbel. Manufactured and distributed  from their office and showroom in Vancouver. (the old Mitchell press building near Granville Island) Although very contemporary in styling  – it fits in nicely with our 100 year old leaded glass […]

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NEW WORKS – and my winter projects

Taking advantage of the awful weather to ignore the garden put the hours in on sorting out the studio and domestic storage. (20 years since I built my home – so there is a lot to wade through!) and very little time to spend on the computer. I haven’t been proceeding very far with the […]

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Getting the Crawl on…S.C. Arts Crawl Oct 22-23

just setting up the last of my Paypal facilities for the upcoming Art Crawl this weekend. besides building signs, blowing up balloons, moving storage and easels, pricing art and printing info… I will have Paypal / VISA / Mastercard online for purchase of original art or lessons. WIN an original painting – and support my […]

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