If you are travelling, and on the move, watercolours are the way to go! This was done while sitting in the middle of Piazza del Popola in Rome and is a microcosm of fashionably dressed people out enjoying the day.
Ottawa Locks, Drypoint, 10" x 15"
This drypoint of the Rideau Canal Ottawa Locks has a photographic feel to it. It was printed up with velvety thick sepia coloured ink and looks like it originates from a bygone era.
Trophy Wives, Acrylic on Canvas, 18" x 24"
My eldest son was obsessed with all things fishing as a boy. I gave him this painting on his 7th birthday so that he would have these two constant and captivating companions by his side.
Woe is Me, Etching, 6" x 9"
The precise pen and ink feel of this print derives from the hard ground etching technique. This forlorn, leafless, solitary and tangled oak tree seems to be having a bad hair day!
Waverley Cemetery, Oil on Panel Board, 10" x 19" (framed).
This oil panel was painted outdoors at the Waverley Cemetery (Sydney, Australia). It is, by virtue of the subject, religious in nature and I chose a frame to match this theme. Don’t get too close to that mysterious catacomb entrance at night though!
Bronte Beach, Oil on Canvas, 18" x 36"
This was the wonderful view of Bronte Beach, and surrounds, from my apartment window in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Australia. The living there is high density but is punctuated with expansive views of sea and sky. I was not concerned with the level of detail in this painting and the buildings are deliberately block like in representation.
Gatineau River, Watercolour, 30" x 38" (framed)
I started painting this outdoor watercolour using a twig dipped in India Ink, and then progressed from there. The large white spaces represent the river at its calmest.
Dad, Acrylic on Panel Board, 25" x 32" (framed)
This portrait of my father was based on a black and white photograph of him that appeared in the business section of the Toronto Globe & Mail. I used layer upon layer of acrylic glaze to methodically build up the image. As I meticulously and patiently “chiselled away” a three-dimensional portrait began to magically emerge out of the canvas!
Impatience, Watercolour, 21" x 26" (framed)
Stone lithography is a fantastic medium for capturing drawing and tonality. This print is "old school" and you are walking across the bridge into Clare College with King's College Chapel in the background.
Hibou, Gouache on Paper, 9" x 12"
My parents parked me in an art booth at Expo 67 - most likely in order to keep me quiet - and I returned with this owl in hand. Looks like my style and technique have not developed much since I was a kid!