Friday, December 11, 2015

Prince Rupert Seal

Well, I finished the second painting of 3 on the canvas covered wood panels with black frame.  The paintings are 8 x 10 inches and the frame measures 11 x 13 inches.

This is the second one.

Title: Prince Rupert Seal
Oil on canvas covered wood panel on a wooden frame
Size: painting - 8 x 10 inches, frame size - 11 x 13 inches
For Sale: message me for details

This is the first one.

Title:  Bears Watching Tourists
Oil on canvas covered wood panel on a wooden frame
Size: painting - 8 x 10 inches, frame size - 11 x 13 inches
For Sale:  message me for details

I am working on the third one which is the same size as the two above.  It is of the salmon we saw on their spawning run when we were on holidays.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Colourful Daisies

I took a break from the commissions to finish this one off.  I had fun playing with the colours on this one.

Title:  Colourful Daisies
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, edges painted
Size: 16 x 20 inches
For Sale: message me for price, customer also pays for shipping costs if not in Lloydminster.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Bears Watching Tourists

This summer while driving through the mountains we saw a mother bear and her cub on the road.  The people in the car ahead of us honked their horn at them, they ran across the road and climbed/jumped over the cement barriers.  When we got to where they had jumped over they both stood up behind the barrier and watched the cars going by.  It made me laugh to see them watching us the way that we usually watch them.  I managed to click a fast, blurry photo before we passed them.  Everyone time we think of them we laugh so I decided to try and paint them.

Title:  Bears Watching Tourists
Oil on canvas panel with black frame
Size:  Painting 8 x 10 inches, size with black frame:  11 x 13 inches

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Update And Current Works In Progress

**First just a note**:
 I do still have a couple of openings for commissions for pet portraits or other paintings to fill your Christmas list.  If you are interested in getting prices, etc., please email me soon as time is getting short, especially for oil paintings.  I won't be taking any more Christmas orders after December 1st/2015.

Now back to the regular blog post.

I don't have any finished works to post today; but I do have a fair amount of unfinished works in progress.

  A couple can't be revealed as they are commissions for Christmas gifts.
All I can say is that they,(2), are in oil.

Now, on to regular just doing what I like paintings.
This one is about 3/4 of the way finished.  It is on a 20 x 16 inch gallery wrapped canvas and is in oils.

This one is in the ugly stage, it is just roughly blocked in.
When we were in B.C. this summer, on one of our trips, we saw this mother bear and her cub.  They were walking across the road, when someone honked their car horn at them.  They ran across the road, jumped over the barrier and then stood up and looked back over the road as if to say, what is all the fuss about.  Their pose just struck me as being funny so I thought I would try and paint them.
It is on an 8 x 10 wooden panel and is in oils.

I haven't even finished blocking this one in yet.
This summer one of the places we visited was Prince Rupert, B.C..  We watched a few seals in the harbour just hanging around waiting for a free dinner.  They did get what they were waiting for eventually; but while they were waiting they swam around and allowed us to watch them.
This is on an 8 x 10 inch wooden panel and is in oils.

So that is what I am working on.  Some day I will finish them and of course, I have other things waiting that I would like to do. It seems like I always have more ideas than energy.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Black Friday Sale

I thought I would post a few paintings for a Black Friday Sale.
Prices are in effect until 6 PM Friday, November 27,2015.  Pick up in Lloydminster, Alberta or customer pays shipping charges.

1.  Title:  Tiger
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, edges painted, unframed
Size: 9 x 12 inches
Price: $40.00 CAD

2.  Title: Rooster
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, edges painted, unframed
Size: 9 x 12 inches
Price:  $25.00 CAD
3. Title: Noisy Blue Jay
Soft pastel on pastel paper, matted and framed
Size: framed size: 12.5 x 15.5 inches, painting size: 8 x 10 inches
Price: $40.00 CAD

Monday, November 23, 2015

Tiger - Finished

I finished this guy today and he will be ready to go to a new home in a few days.

Title:  Tiger
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, edges painted
Size: 9 x 12 inches
For Sale

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Work In Progress - Tiger

This is one of the things I am working on at the moment.  It is not done, several areas that still need work on; but coming down the home stretch with it.  Won't be long now.

Work In Progress:
Title: Tiger
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, edges painted
Size: 9 x 12 inches

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Night Of The Full Moon

Here is another one ready to leave my easel and make its way to a new owner.

(The colours on the painting are brighter than the photo shows.)

Title: Night Of The Full Moon
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, edges painted
Size: 9 x 12 inches
For Sale,message me for price. Customer pays shipping charges if not in the Lloydminster area.

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Today I tried doing a painting with acrylics.  I have used acrylics very rarely in the past and have never liked them really.  I think I am too used to the long open time of oils and the acrylics just frustrate me.

Anyway, I finished it and was going to set it aside to paint over sometime; but Roy said he liked it, so I thought I would put it on here anyway, maybe it is just me.

Title:  Rooster
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, edges painted
Size: 9 x 12 inches
For Sale

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Rack

This post is a little different than my usual ones as I am not listing any new paintings.
What I am doing is talking about a new shopping option online.
I was asked if I would like to list some of my paintings with this new store and after checking it out, I agreed.
 It looks like an interesting site as it offers both new custom made items and consignment items.
 You can also approach the site to list your own things on consignment.
They carry a variety of new and used mens,ladies,and childrens clothing and accessories,along with home decor items.
 They offer flat rate shipping to Canada and the USA and some items have free shipping.
So why not head on over to their website which is here:  THE RACK ONLINE or go to their Facebook page which is here:  THE RACK and do some shopping in the comfort of your own home.
Have fun shopping on this chilly day.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Log Cabin At Lea Park # 2 (Cabin of Roy Maas)

I had done a painting of this cabin before and it sold to a niece of the original cabin owner.

This one is a commission painting that I did for another niece of the person who originally owned this cabin.  She saw the first painting I had done and also wanted one.

Title: Log Cabin At Lea Park #2, (Cabin of Roy Maas)
Oil on canvas
Size: 16 x 20 inches
Commission painting, SOLD

Monday, October 5, 2015

Blue Hyacinth Macaw

My newest painting done in soft pastel.  I really enjoy doing pastels of birds/animals
 I am thinking about maybe doing a series of endangered species birds/animals, not sure yet.

Title: Blue Hyacinth Macaw
Soft pastels on Canson pastel paper
Size: 8 x 10 painting, 11 x 14 inches with mat
For Sale:

Friday, October 2, 2015

Yesterdays Painting - Revamped

I kept looking at yesterdays painting and it kept bugging me. Today I decided to attempt to fix/change it.
So, here is the new version.  What do you think?

Title:  In The Valley
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Size: 18 x 24 inches

Thursday, October 1, 2015

New Painting - Untitled

My latest painting is finished; but needs a title and I am drawing a blank.  Ideas anyone?  Feel free to comment with your ideas for a title.

Title:  Untitled at moment
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Size: 18 x 24 inches

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Canola Field

A commission work that may or may not be finished; pending final approval of the client.  I hope she likes it.

Tentative Title:  Canola Field
Oil on canvas
Size: 11 x 14 inches
Not for sale - commissioned by customer

Friday, September 25, 2015

Reach For The Sky

Having some fun with a panel that I had laying around for a while and as is normal, after I had started this one I actually needed a panel this size and couldn't find another one in the stores. Good grief, the joys of living in a small town.

Title:  Reach For The Sky
Oil on canvas panel
Size: 11 x 14 inches
For Sale:

Monday, September 21, 2015

Sunset From The Dock

Decided that this one is finished now.

Title:  Sunset From The Dock
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Size: 16 x 20 inches
For Sale

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Into The Wild - SOLD

My latest painting very loosely based on a reference photo that Carson Dales graciously gave me permission to use.  Thank you Carson.
(As always the colours from the painting to the camera to your device screen may vary somewhat.)

Title:  Into The Wild
Oil on canvas panel
Size: approx. 11 x 14 inches

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Bunny - SOLD

I have been thinking about getting out my pastels for a while now; but I have had so many ideas for oils that they stayed in their box.
Yesterday, while looking at photos on a page where photographers post their photos for artists to use for reference materials, I came across a photo of a bunny.  This gave me the perfect excuse to get out my pastels, along with the fact that all the oil paintings I have on the go are too wet to work on.
This is what I ended up with.

Title:  Bunny
Soft pastels on Canson Mi-Tientes pastel paper
Size:  Size of mat is 11 x 14 inches, painting is oval and approximately 8 x 10 inches.
For sale either matted or matted and framed.
It has not been sprayed with fixative as that tends to dull and darken the colours.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Works In Progress

All of the following are works in progress, in other words, nothing is finished. Some are in the first, very rough stage.  I put in a good day at the easel today and got a lot done; although it probably doesn't look like it to most people.  Paintings tend to go through some "ugly" stages before reaching completion and these are definitely in that category at the moment.

I am doing this painting,(below), using a reference photo that my nephew, Carson Dales, has graciously given me permission to use.  Thank you Carson, and honestly it will look better when finished or I hope it will :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


I have been out and about on holidays so I haven't been doing much painting lately.
I finally sat down this morning and finished one I had started a while ago.

Title:  Autumn
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Size:  16 x 20 inches
For Sale

Friday, June 26, 2015

Evening Resting Place - SOLD

Life has gotten in the way lately and I haven't been painting as much lately.
I did finish this one though.

Title: Evening Resting Place
Oil on canvas
Size:  16 x 20 inches

If you happen to be in the Lloydminster, Ab. area, some of my paintings are on display/for sale at The Root Community Emporium  so head on down for a coffee and browse all the great art by various local artists.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Backyard Sunset - SOLD

I have been playing around with skies and sunsets lately.  We have had some pretty skies this spring.

Title:  Backyard Sunset
Size: 11 x 14 inches
Oil on canvas board

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Stormy Sky - SOLD

I somehow missed posting this painting that I finished last November.
It is loosely based on a photo taken by Sandie D., I thank her for graciously giving me permission to use her photo as a reference.

Title:  Stormy Sky
Oil on canvas
Size: 11 x 14 inches

Monday, May 4, 2015

Spring Is Here - SOLD

I finally am back painting after being away on holiday for a while and busy with other things.

Here is the latest one:

Title:  Spring Is Here
Oil on canvas
12 x 12 inches

Friday, February 27, 2015

Forgotten 2 - SOLD

Title:  Forgotten 2
Oil on canvas
Size: 8 x 10 inches

Photo of Forgotten 1 and Forgotten 2 framed and hanging on my wall.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

In The Garden

Just finished a still life oil painting.

Title:  In The Garden
Oil on canvas
Size: 16 x 20 inches
For Sale: