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Back in the Studio

I will be back at my desk/easel in the studio by March 12. Classes start in April at the Arts Building and Capilano University (Sechelt campus) and you can check out the artworks that I did on my recent Southwest roadtrip – mostly plein air sketches / watercolors / acrylics Some will be for sale […]

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Northern bound. CA sun

Fairfield CA (Napa) to Grants Pass Oregon Driving weather was fabulous – sunny and quiet on the highways being a Sunday. Not so many trucks I think. We were making such good time that I stopped in at the roadside Sacramento Wildlife refuge  for Brian to take time out for some birding and me do […]

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Below Sea level – and back again

you may notice that I have left off with the “day” numbering. too hard to keep track now. and simply counting the days we have remaining. Brian is already planning his projects and activities at home to fill the few days before he returns to work. At least he didn’t have his Blackberry with him […]

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Canyons and Beyond

Day 41 Feb 23 Thurs Depart Williams AZ – and on to Marble Canyon just not enough hours in the day or days in the month…or months in this holiday. We were SO hoping to go east to Canyon de Chelly (heard great things about it) but we don’t want to have to add another […]

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Canyon bound – leaving Arizona

Day 39 Feb 21 Tuesday Departing SEDONA short drive to FLAGSTAFF (7000ft altitude!) looking out at the sunrise, bluebirds and hot air ballons over the red rocks of Sedona. A pretty spectacular place even on a dull day. We have been so fortunate in our location here…walk out the back door and into the pristine […]

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Painting on location. Sedona

Well it is always a challenge to work on location anywhere – but if you can dress for it and anticipate the weather – and keep your digits warm it can be the most rewarding experience. I find the direct views and demand for speed working under outdoor conditions creates a “looseness” and freedom that […]

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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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Roadtrip artworks

I have uploaded this batch of sketches and paintings as a little “gallery” please click on the ROADTRIP  link to go to this page on my website.   you can find out more about our day-today travel adventures on the BLOG  

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Roadtrip – 2012

I am away from the home studio chasing the sun to Arizona and New Mexico. Although I don’t intend to be on the computer on a regular basis…I will be posting some pics, sketches, paintings and travel stories on the BLOG. I am going to try and mention the discoveries that we make along the […]

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