Thursday, January 27, 2011

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Girls Portrait

Portrait of Girls
watercolor, 20x28"

I finally finished the portrait of the three girls. Now I can concentrate on packing and moving on Saturday.

Friday, January 21, 2011

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Chesterman Beach

Chesterman Beach
Tofino, BC

A classic west coast scene that I demonstrated for my Wet Coast class. It is the fog on Chesterman Beach in Tofino from my trip up there this past summer.

Friday, January 14, 2011

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The Wet Coast

Discovery Passage

This week I started teaching The Wet Coast in Watercolour at the Monterey Centre. It is a full class with 18 people and several on the waitlist. I was surprised and pleased to have so many in the class. It is nice to see several of my students in the class before I say goodbye.  I will be teaching until the end of January but I think my replacement, Sam Boehner, has already won the class over.
To start the course, I showed a typical west coast scene with the islands fading into the distance. The goal was to teach ariel or atmospheric perspective.
The image is of Discovery Passage off the coast of Quadra Island. I was able to enjoy a boating trip while I was teaching at April Point Resort and Spa last spring. It is one of my favorite places to teach and will be returning again this June.

Friday, January 7, 2011

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Portrait of 3 girls

Commissioned Portrait

I haven't been able to produce anything new since the week before Christmas. Between the holidays and packing, it has been hard to get any painting done. However, we have found a new place in Vancouver and we are now even more excited to move! We will be living in the Point Grey/ Kerrisdale area of Vancouver which is just a fantastic part of the city. It is a huge thing off the list of a bizillion things to do.
Another thing to get done is this portrait of 3 little girls. I did the oldest child in my portrait class and thought I would have time over the holidays to get the rest done. HA! That was before I discovered that my life will be changing in a big way. So I am now trying to work on the painting a little bit each day. It is a welcome break from packing and cleaning.
As you can see, each of the girls are in various stages of progression. The image is taken from a couple of different photographs. Hopefully I will be able to post it again soon with it more complete.
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