Friday, 21 March 2014

Oswald 18 x 36 Acrylic on Canvas

This is my largest owl yet at 18 x 36 - I love his bushy brows! Oswald is headed up to Art Junction in Whistler tomorrow with a few of his friends. It made my day yesterday to hear that Big Al the Moose, and Norbert the Owl were both sold, and the gallery would be needing more of my work

Monday, 17 March 2014

Paddy 24 x 24 Acrylic on canvas

Happy St. Patrick's Day - Here is a larger version of Tbone but with a green background.  I confess I always love working on a larger canvas :)

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Opie 36 x 12 Acrylic on Canvas

I have to confess I think this guy is one of my favorites.  I went with a taller canvas for him, and stuck with warmer colours for the background.  I think it works well with his brown feathers.  I hope you like him too

Monday, 10 March 2014

Pearl 10x10 Acrylic on Canvas

I confess the process of listing, and selling my house, hasn't exactly helped get my creative juices flowing. When this happens, I often will revisit some of my favorite reference photos. It's easier to take risks when I'm already in my comfort zone, and I see it as an opportunity to explore colours and values. Not to mention I just have a "thing" for labs,

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Otto 24 x 12 Acrylic on Canvas

I thought I'd try my favorite owl composition, but with a Great Horned Owl. I had a bit of a tricky time getting just the right shade around his eyes - but I'm very happy with the results. Otto is also the fellow I worked on while being filmed by Shaw's Go Sea to Sky.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Happy, happy Monday!

What a fantastic way to start the week - being interviewed by Heather Butts for go! Sea to Sky, on the Shaw channel as their featured artist.  It was a really fun experience, and I can't wait to see the segment.  They should have the clip shortly, and anticipate it will be aired around the 24th.  I will be sure to post it as soon as I have it,

Sunday, 2 March 2014

The Prowl Family 16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas

This one was a challenge for me. I typically only paint individual animal portraits but I wanted to paint a "duo" for Valentine's day. I didn't meet my Valentines day target (listing our house for sale put me behind schedule ). I finally got the Prowl's finished up and I'm really happy how this duo came together, - I love their individual expressions,