Christmas Sketches

December 25, 2014 at 5:45 am | Posted in canada | Leave a comment
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It has turned into a green Christmas, but that has allowed me to go out with water colors and do some sketching.  The mist did create some issues with keeping my colors on the paper as they started to wash off, but it’s a great time to capture the affinity and subtle tones of a warm Christmas.

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Winter Solstice

December 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm | Posted in canada, lake, ontario, winter | Leave a comment
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It’s been a while but I have been painting just not been scanning my work of late. I will be scanning my fall pics of Upstate South Carolina soon as they are some of my favorite images of the year.

I did managed to scan recent paintings of Lake Simcoe during the shortest days of the year.

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Flat Iron Bldg, Toronto

August 11, 2014 at 5:52 am | Posted in canada, ontario, summer, toronto, urban | 4 Comments
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The Briars in August

August 8, 2014 at 3:38 am | Posted in canada, lake, ontario, summer | 1 Comment
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Lake Simcoe July 28th

July 29, 2014 at 7:28 am | Posted in canada, Digital Painting, IPAD, lake, ontario, summer | 1 Comment
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It has been a long time since I pulled out the Ipad, but the clouds were something I felt were better captured in softer tones as well when working light on dark on this interesting contrast of weather.  Water colors can achieve some level of softness but it’s much harder when trying to get contrasting values.  At one point I will get back to oil sketching, but the materials and resources can be a burden when I travel a lot.

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July 17th Kayak trip, Lake Simcoe, Black River

July 20, 2014 at 8:46 am | Posted in canada, kayak, lake, ontario, river, summer | Leave a comment
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Simcoe Cedar, Dusk

July 19, 2014 at 5:25 am | Posted in canada, lake, ontario, summer | Leave a comment
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Jackson’s Point, before the storm

June 3, 2014 at 8:08 am | Posted in canada, lake, ontario, rural, spring | Leave a comment
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A thunderstorm was moving in and I tried to get a quick sketch of the on coming clouds…a fast mix of sun and shade made it tricky to get the right scheme…

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Crab Apple Bloom

June 3, 2014 at 8:05 am | Posted in canada, ontario, rural, spring | Leave a comment
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One of the rare times I get to paint a fruit tree in full bloom.  The flowers only last a few days and then they blow off.

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May on the Black River

June 3, 2014 at 8:03 am | Posted in canada, ontario, river, rural, spring | Leave a comment
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Spring has started to fill in the trees.

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Here’s a little further down on the river…

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May Trillium 2

June 3, 2014 at 7:59 am | Posted in canada, ontario, rural, spring | Leave a comment
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A closer sketch of the Trillium before they wither.  Unfortunately the scan loses a lot of the subtle shades and details of the flowers.

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May

May 10, 2014 at 5:11 am | Posted in canada, ontario, river, rural, spring | Leave a comment
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Jackson’s Point, cold April

April 27, 2014 at 10:55 am | Posted in lake, ontario, spring | Leave a comment
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The ice still has not melted and it was still quite chilly sketching, but it is very interesting to try to capture this slow transition.

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Ice Flow, Lake Simcoe

April 24, 2014 at 8:36 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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The strong north winds blew a lot of the thin ice onto the shores making it look quite dramatic.  Upon closer look it looks more like pure white slush perfect for an Italian Ice if it wasn’t full of dirt and what not from the long winter.

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April Season

April 20, 2014 at 4:16 am | Posted in canada, ontario, river, spring | Leave a comment
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The snow has not fully melted but the temps are finally above freezing so I had some time to capture the transition.  The colors are still muted and fall like, but the light is much brighter, if that makes any sense.

 

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