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BOWEN Opus Acrylic weekend

OPUS workshop on BOWEN ISLAND  June 4/5  Step Up & Out with Acrylic Had a great sunny weekend of teaching, painting, flowers, chocolate and exploring Bowen. 9 painters enjoyed painting the spectacular site at the “farm” hosted by Opus owner David & Aubin Van Berkel. After meeting at the central tent for discussion and back for […]

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NORTH from Kelowna. ASHCROFT.

After spending so much time in Vernon last May (artist in residence at Mackie Lake House & show at VPAG) we kind of skipped up the Okanagan Valley without visiting – sorry about that. Some grizzly rain and thunder was following us so we just took advantage of gaps in the weather to stop and look […]

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OKANAGAN plein air…and beyond

It was a worthwhile journey – even though the weather was not the expected sun/heat that would be typical of the Okanagan. I brought gallons of sunscreen and toted my biggest hats with me – never to be used. The heated mitts did come out however, as well as the foot warmers and layers of […]

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Spring has Sprung – with creative outflow

I usually write some thoughts that go out with my STUDIO NEWS to subscribers. May as well add it to the Blog stream as well. Comments and feedback are welcome;-) CREATIVE OUTFLOW It is hard to stay in the present some days. I have to prepare submissions and plan for events and exhibitions into late […]

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BOWEN Island Workshop

OPUS workshop on BOWEN ISLAND  June 4/5 Step Up & Out with Acrylic Had a great sunny weekend of painting, flowers, chocolate and exploring Bowen. 9 painters enjoyed the spectacular site at the “farm” over the 2 days of painting, hosted by Opus owner David & Aubin Van Berkel. After meeting at the central tent […]

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playing on the Dark side. Gouache

I have been getting a lot of comments about my recent goauche OPAQUE watercolor studies on – on my recent travels through the Okanagan the last couple of weeks. There was a flurry of interest a few months ago with the publication of an article in the international Plein Air Magazine ” playing on the […]

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Okanagan lakeshore all the way to Switzerland.

24″ x 60″ acrylic on canvas  “Okanagan Birch #5” this big painting is headed for Zurich – to my brother’s place. It is kind of a part of the Longview series – as it has that feeling of close tree detail with scraps of the far landscape peeking through. But not quite the acute 1:4 or […]

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Spring into Snow – St Paddy’s day

How fortunate we are here on the Sunshine Coast. To be out skiing in the morning and weeding the garden in a T-shirt in the afternoon. And doing some sunny snow plein air. I usually travel with my heated mitts (can’t stand cold fingers) but today I actually didn’t need them. I have added a […]

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COIN designs for the Royal Canadian Mint

Watch for more coin designs coming in 2017 (I can’t say more as I am sworn to secrecy ;-) CHERRY BLOOSOM 2016 was SOLD OUT ! you can still try to order a coin online www.mint.ca or ask at the Canada Post Office In the spring of 2015 I was invited to be a feature artist in […]

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Dec 8 afternoon – Pompeii (from Naples)

Dec 8 morning – Pompeii  (from Naples) I had to break this post into 2 parts. What an amazing day of light, history and stone we shared.        Not the petrified corpses that Pompeii advertised. But the moments of daily tasks and chores frozen in place.  The vessels for storing product in the shops. […]

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