Sunday, 31 August 2014

Hazel Acrylic on canvas 16 x 16

I've been working on a few different bears lately, and experimenting with various background colours (also it's bear season around my neighborhood). I just finished this one up. I love the way the background colours peek through - and the bear seems to just look right at you. Of course, no sooner did I finish it, did we have one stroll through our yard.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Pedro 20 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas

Every now and again, I just need to paint a rooster. They're one of my favorite animals to paint. I love their expressions and personality - plus it feels good to play with red! I've actually painted this guy before, but with a yellow background. I often like to revisit my favorite subjects / reference photos. It is always interesting to play with those "what ifs" scenarios such as blue vs. yellow backgrounds, and I think it is a great way to strengthen skills and build confidence.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Mike 24x24 Acrylic on Canvas

I thought I'd experiment with this big guy and I added more of a background than I normally do. I love how the colours "pop". I delivered him to Art Junction in Whistler on Friday along with a few other pieces. It's always a pleasure visiting Harvey, and his fantastic gallery. Here's a link to the gallery if you'd like to have a look:Art Junction

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Gilbert 12 x 12 Acrylic on Canvas

I was recently commissioned to paint a dog with an exceptional story. In 2004, Gilbert was shot, run over, and left on a secluded road. He was rescued, and after 8 months in rehabilitation, was adopted. Gilbert recently passed away, after living a happy new life. Leanne had never met the owner, or Gilbert, but wanted to help. Here is more about Gilbert's story, and the link to Leanne's post on the Squamish Random Acts of Kindness page. This is not the first instance I've heard of Leanne helping others in need. Thank you Leanne Hodge for your loving heart and generous acts of kindness - we need more people like you in our world xo

 Squamish Random Acts of Kindness Facebook Page

Gilbert's Story