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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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Garden Bay – after the jazz

Had a great little  mini-break up to the Pender Harbour Resort to stay on Sunday night after a day of music in Madiera Park – part of the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival. (one of my favorite bands Van Django was playing) Fabulous waterfront views just steps away from our door – on the dock and […]

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Gibsons Paint Out – Day 3

Didn’t finish all of them on site – but decided to get as much as possible in on the initial drawing stages on several locations while the time was right and sun was so great. Found some great new spots to set up and enjoyed the comings and goings all around the busy wharf and […]

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Gibsons Paint Out – Day 2

Had another artist come all the way from New Westminster (outer suburb of Vancouver) to attend today. Not the turnout I had hoped for – but it is a busy time for folks. this is in celebration of my new Best Brella . I used my lightweight easel, with folding chair and new umbrella – […]

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Gibsons paint out – day 1

Set up the meeting “tent” at the information center about 10:30 – under the watchful eye of our founding father George Gibson. (a lovely life size bronze by late artist Jack Harmon) and enjoyed the wonderful breeze and sunshine. I worked up 2 large 16×20 panels throughout the day, switching between the two as they […]

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Drum portrait

well a bit of a challenge this week –  a commission for a portrait of a Sechelt First Nations woman for her year memorial service near the end of the month. Always hard to do portraits or subjects with such emotional weight. And not on a canvas, but painted on the last handmade deerskin drum […]

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Haida Gwaii – Blog posts

Check out the JULY blog posts for photos of my working trip and travels in Haida Gwaii. Public art Project Artist Jan Poynter has been invited by the Village of Queen Charlotte to prepare and paint an original design on one of the central town utility boxes. Jan is also here to share her expertise with local […]

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Travelling the coast

I live in a pretty spectacular part of the world.This is a daily commute for some of us. We coasters tend to take it a little for granted, riding this huge ship through a deep fiord, sun shining, fluffly clouds and shadows racing. But today even the locals were commenting on the views. With the […]

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Acrylic paint dries fast

Watching paint dry. The advantage to acrylic paint is that it dries really fast. The disadvantage to acrylic paint is that it dries really fast. The challenge is to find a happy medium (no pun intended) I work very quickly, especially when painting on location. I like to glaze and layer colors using the subtle […]

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I am headed for Haida Gwaii in July !

Even before they re-claimed their traditional first nations name of Haida Gwaii – I have wanted to visit the Queen Charlotte Islands. Now I am heading off on July 4 to work on a community public art project for the Village of Queen Charlotte, and teach some workshops and plein air sessions.

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