Saturday, October 11, 2014

Golden Evening

6x6 Acrylic on panel
The days are shortening as the calendar year marches on. While I grieve the passing of fall, and brace myself for an inevitable winter, I am however, witness to glorious sunrises and sunsets again. Spectacular light to punctuate the long darkness ahead.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dear John...

6x6 Acrylic on panel
Dear John...
Summer is waning, I'm sad to say. In spite of a pretty grey and wet season we've been off enjoying new Yukon sights; sharing them with friends and family. (I have stock piled some images for future inspiration.)
 This little painting was created during the Whitehorse Plein Air Festival. The scene is from my day at the Fish Ladder. The sun was blazing hot that day. I wandered a fair bit looking for a suitable subject to paint. I was particularly interested in finding a shady spot in which to paint in comfort. And speaking of comfort, if you are going to spend a day in nature, locating an outdoor biffy is important! During my scouting I happened to discover this little outhouse tucked amidst some shady trees. I couldn't resist!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Red Cabin Row

5x7 Acrylic on canvas
There is no end of delightful, quirky buildings to paint in Carcross, YT.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Coral Sunset SOLD

5x7 Acrylic on canvas

A little scene to translate some of the colours I see in sky and water.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Grey Mountain Glory SOLD

6x12 Acrylic on canvas

A glimpse of Grey Mtn as it looks in the summer.

Autumn Blaze SOLD

12x12 Acrylic on canvas
It is the height of summer here but I can still recall the colours of September.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Evening Path - A Nocturne Painting SOLD

4x4 Acrylic on cradled panel
This week I've been a participant in the Whitehorse Plein Air Festival. For the past four days myself and 19 other artists have been at selected spots painting on site. Tomorrow is our final day, culminating in an evening exhibition of our works at YAW (Yukon Artists at Work - 120 Industrial Drive) in Whitehorse, starting at 5 pm.
This has been a wonderful experience. For the most part the weather has cooperated. This little painting was done as we were wrapping up our first night on site. I had been painting a river scene and as I turned around the evening light exposed this gem of a scene - 10:30 pm. Needless to say, I got straight to it!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Solstice Sketches = A painter's Dozen

12 4x4 acrylic paintings on cradled panels
The Yukon Art Society will be sharing member's art this July. The opening is Sat July 5th at Arts Underground 5 - 8pm. The theme this year is "Solstice". With all the comings and goings in my household I decided the best thing I could contribute was a series of small acrylic 'sketches'. There are always larger pieces on the go in my studio, however, when life is full of summer fun and family visits I seem to focus best on small paintings. (Click on the picture to see them close up.)
These will all be available for purchase at Arts Underground. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Lickety Split

6x12 on canvas
A fun summer scene to celebrate Canada Day and summer. Currently featured at North End Gallery in Whitehorse, YT.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Cup to Enhance

6x6 Mixed Media on cradled panel 
A departure from landscapes with another mixed media tea cup collage. I had this unfinished piece sitting around for months and decided it was time to finish it. It is available at Arts Underground.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Ol' Blushing Ride

5x7 Acrylic on canvas
A vintage vehicle from by-gone days. This rosy beauty resides in Carcross, YT. It is quite brown with rust but when the sun shines full-on it takes on this blushing pink colour. I just had to paint it!
Available at Arts Underground, Whitehorse, YT.

Wreck with a View - SOLD

5x7 Acrylic on canvas
There are a lot of these relics from by-gone days. On the South Canol Road there is a cluster of vintage vehicles blending in with the beauty surrounding them. This image is one that caught my eye.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Patch of Patio

5x7 acrylic on canvas

A bright spot in the middle of down town Whitehorse. Available at Arts Underground.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Summer Pack Man

5x7 acrylic on canvas
On the corner of Second and Main there sits a bench which is frequented by many...
A summery scene from downtown Whitehorse, YT. Available at Arts Underground.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Winter Blush

6x6 acrylic on canvas

A little winter scene of river, mountains and sky, in the early morning light. Available at Arts Underground.

Friday, April 18, 2014

March Break Up

x6 acrylic on canvas

A scene of the Yukon River this time of year. The aqua hues are amazing right now and create quite a contrast against the white ice and orangy-gold bushes at the edge of the river. Available at Arts Underground.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

August Gold - SOLD

6x6 acrylic on canvas

A little painting of the Yukon River as the August sun wanes. I'm looking forward to enjoying summer scenes such as this.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring Thaw at Kusuwa

8x8 acrylic on canvas
With the warming of the weather and the lengthening of our days, winter ice is breaking up and water is begining to flow freely. There are numerous lakes nearby- like Kusuwa, where we can walk along the remnants of melting ice and snow and picture ourselves enjoying a day at the lake in the summer to come.
Available at Arts Underground, Whitehorse, YT.

December Morning on Main SOLD

6x9 acrylic on canvas SOLD

A winter street scene from my "Seasons" show.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Gold Strike on the S.S. Klondike SOLD

10x20 acrylic on canvas
Driving in to town I pass by this scene. If I'm lucky, I catch the sun striking the sternwheeler as it crests above the mountains. At just the right moment a golden sparkle reflects off so many surfaces - snow, river mist, and this familiar landmark in Whitehorse. It is all I can do to keep my eyes on the road, but, sometimes I do pull over, and take time to watch yet another Yukon light show play over the land. I am never disappointed.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Where the Creek Runs Through SOLD

5x10 acrylic on canvas

A late winter/early spring scene from Wolf Creek. Currently available through North End Gallery in Whitehorse, YT.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Legendary Prospects SOLD

This painting was many months in the making and was featured in my solo show "SEASONS" at Northend Gallery in February. Measuring 32x42 inches, this is by far the largest piece I have painted.
It is comprised of legends and images I have absorbed since living in the the Yukon. It is also a montage of how I like to play with acrylics.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Late Afternoon Ski

acrylic on canvas 18x24

So many of the winter vistas are charged with light and shadow and hues of a thousand blues. I have sought to capture some of them here, along with the sense of peace and wonder I experience when I encounter scenery such as this.

Winter Walk on the Ridge

                                           acrylic on canvas 22x28"

A larger piece for my show "Seasons". This piece was inspired by one of the many footpaths near my home. On a sunny day the winter colours are vibrant, causing the eyes to dance. I love painting snow!

Monday, February 3, 2014

A Well Lit Path

A painting from one of my winter wanders in the Yukon. Available at North End Gallery.