Monday, December 19, 2016

Selfie - portrait of the artist

I will post the colour version tomorrow the 20th as I cannot get a decent photo of the painting

Ornaments and Christmas paintings group 2 - LLL Group

Vine Charcoal drawings

Here are two simple drawings I submitted for the  FCA works on paper show

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

LLL Paintings of ornaments

With a little help the seniors really painted some nice shiny ornament paintings

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Painting with Live Love Laugh Group in Calgary

Twenty five people today here are most of the  paintings. I selected roosters and chickens (sometimes we called them turkeys).

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Birds by the LLL Group

Here are some of the birds painted at the Legion on Tuesdays Live Love Laugh Group. 
Some were still working on their masterpieces at the time of the photo. 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Drawing Workshop

I can't remember the last time I ever worked in charcoal.  Using vine charcoal I rendered a self portrait.  This FCA workshop with Hermann Brandt, out of Cochrane.  He had us trying our skills at drawing skulls; a very difficult task. The second day we were set free and worked on our own with our own photos. This is how much I got done in an afternoon, Will do corrections and add more darks and highlights, working on newsprint paper.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Demo for the sketch club

I thought I would entertain at the Calgary Sketch Club Show and Sale. I did a demo for an hour and a half. I started with a light drawing and almost finished but had to leave as I went to a football game. Here is the demo. Starting with the colour, (greens blues orange) and adding flesh colour to blend.

the colour of your canvas is black!

Seniors started with  a black canvas, painting negative space to outline the black character or slowly add the colour to the canvas reserving the black as part of the painting image.  They did a superb job at this  study. We talked about the colour black (it can be brown, grey, purple, blue) to emphasize the "light" they will paint

Saturday, October 1, 2016

My Second day with the seniors group

Learning a bit of perspective and 
using sponges to create leaves, 
Everyone had FUN and want to paint with sponges again!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Whats on the easel

Today I finished this little piece

Above are a few of the progressions Please leave a comment

A plein Air Painting

September 11th was officially International plein air painting day. I met with Mountain View Art Group in Didsbury ( north of Calgary) Sharon William and I  travelled west on westcott road until we found this charming little farm.  

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Whats on the easel

Have the Calgary Sketch Club show coming up on September 24th
so I am Working on a few little pieces

World Wide plein Air paintout Day

I met up with the Mountain View Arts Group on Saturday to participate in the world wide paint out.
Sharon found a beautiful place to paint along a road side, My first time painting on the side of the road. Here is the unfinished piece:

Today was my first day teaching to a new group of seniors in Calgary,

Thursday, August 11, 2016

RCMP Marching

Royal Canadian Mounted Police March

Friday, June 24, 2016

Plein Air Painting in Kananaskis with the Calgary Sketch Club

Plein air painting with the spring camp - Calgary Sketch Club

Plein Air Painting June

Plein air painting with Jerry Markham, Terry Miura and the Federation of Canadian Artists

Landscape Painting Workshop

Landscape Painting Workshop with Terry Miura

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

This is the last workshop I will be hosting for the federation of Canadian artists in Calgary

Well its been 6 six years of workshop coordination, I have met a lot of wonderful artists and rubbed shoulders with some of the best artists in the world. I have been truly blessed and handing off the volunteer postition will allow me to get my life back on track, lots of painting to do.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016