Announcements

A painting have been successfully entered into a juried exhibit: Humber Valley Art Club: Our Blue Planet

The show is focused on fundraising for the "World Wildlife Fund Canada". I thought the "Linophyrne Lucifer" is a great reminder that nature is weirdly wonderful and nothing to fear, but be preserved.

Image accepted: "Embracing Fear"


Current Projects

"Bravery Found" is complete. The image is difficult to explain, but essentially it lays out a simple concept which is excessively difficult to accept: "True bravery is separating ourselves from our own burdens of life, be it issues in our life, or events which negatively impact us years later. What is holding you back from moving on with life? You know how to unlock the chain, but are you brave enough to actually separate yourself and redefine an existance without it and live free from the burden?" It is hope and dispair, fear and freedom composed in a question which seems so simple.

Status: Completed 6 Oct 2021

Update: Took about 18 hours of work over 7 sessions. Many were an hour or two, but each layer had to dry for a week or so before continuing. I think it was well worth it.

Image available in "Oil Paintings" section.

"Fuzzy Bear" has been started. Sometimes paintings should be fun, even when done in a traditional serious style. This will be similar in concept as "Mr. Fuzzy Puppy".

Status: Background and Grisaille is complete (3 Nov 2021)

Update: About 9 hours of work over 5 sessions and this is where it is at after a second pass on the grisaille layer. Just a small improvement.

Item #5 in series: UNESCO World Heritage, India. Agra's Red Fort has featured in many movies and is an amazing location.

Progress Status: On hold until I can clear my head by completing other projects.

Status: Blocking in grisaille is complete. Coloration of background buildings complete.

Update: Video of buildings pending voice recording. Started work on detailing the roof which includes intitial stages of glazing shadows.
48" x 24", Oil on Canvas ~50 hours in as of 18 Jun 2021
YouTube: Block-in thoughts and Timelapse.