My latest work is entitled “Two Moon Lagoon“. I used an acrylic pour method as the background; mixing white and silver as the colour for waves splashing on the coast. If you look closely, you can see a high tide wave emerging from the lower left side. As the acrylic pour developed: a coral-like branch protrudes out into the heart of the painting. The branches have a fractal quality to them, which pull the eyes deeper in. Over the vista, and through the green limbs of an alien-looking cactus… Read more Green, blue and silver acrylic abstract →
I am so excited to post photos of my latest work. I have continued my emerging style of blending acrylic colours on handmade canvas. I know that mellow blues and greens are more popular with my customers, but I am often drawn toward bright orange and neon colours. I will likely have fewer opportunities to experiment with various mediums- so my work will focus on expanding this emerging style. Thank you for stopping by, and be sure to check out more of my Fall 2018 artwork this season.
Spring is here! I started rummaging through the closets and found these two pieces from early 2015. They were made at a time when I was just starting out. Self… Read more Why I love to make art canvas by hand →
A few months ago I created a piece that was very experimental in method, colour composition, and size. I wanted a wide canvas to hang on the wall behind my living room sofa that would not get dwarfed by the size of the wall. It needed to be at least 4 feet wide (48 inches ) and 2 feet tall (24 inches). Failing this intent, I didn’t love the painting I created the first time around, so I re-gessoed the canvas and started a new. Initially it was meant to… Read more Experimental Acrylic on Canvas →
My latest work is an abstract conception of underwater (or sunken) gold. I have been fortunate enough to take a dearly needed vacation and created this during my time away from work. This is a modest 12 x 24 inch portrait style original work, that features intense contrasts of deep blue and gold. The idea that I worked with was to have blue waves engulf gold as it sunk deep underwater. The image is a passive commentary on the notion of sunken treasure and opportunities that are out of reach,… Read more Submerged Gold Underwater: Acrylic on Canvas →
My most recent acrylic on canvas artwork is entitled “Invisible Fish”. I created an underwater snapshot of imaginary fish that are translucent and nearly invisible while swimming in an underwater scape. Method By blending colours and allowing some paint dripping, I created an underwater feeling in this piece. Some of the layering took place in my studio over several days. I found that when working with pearlescent paints, the first few layers are nearly transparent and need to be “built up” in order to have a more present form. This… Read more Invisible Fish →
This is my latest work with acrylic paint on homemade canvas. It is an abstract depiction of a leaf with gold veins and blue hieroglyphs. The size is a bit larger than I had planned for: one of those times where scrap wood was aplenty, and my mitre saw had not been used in several weeks in a row. The size is at least 18 x 24 inches, without support cross beams. I used wood glue and stainless steel staples to secure 2 x 2 inch wood into the square… Read more Emerging Leaf Acrylic on Canvas →
My latest piece represents a dream sequence, which suggests that I dream in violet and gold. This 6 x 12 acrylic on canvas piece definitely captures the uncertainty and mixed expectations often found in dreams. I especially like the marbling effects that are present in the areas where violet/blue meets lighter peach colours. This is the second of my pieces that I have has the pleasant opportunity to photograph in my backyard among my plush hydrangea plants. Looking at the beautiful shape of the leaves, they add a nice contrast… Read more Subtle acrylic blending →