Video from inside the studio, building on the foundation of the first 20 minutes. The pace slows a little but the concentration remains constant as the eye continues to race over the surface of the painting constantly seeking and evaluating. That which is good stays and that which holds no value, not even as an […]
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It’s true, at the Northern end of Vancouver’s Main street lies a treasure trove. Throughout 2013 I thought that it must be the 6 year old boy who lives within me who compels me to squander precious morning hours on the Main street overpass until, one rainy morning, I bumped into a client on my […]
Day Zero of the January painting, the first 20 minutes as told in 2 minutes. Part of the January 2014 explorations. Understanding how to share the story of the painting, what that story is and also to share the simple stuff that happens in the studio. I still do not comprehend what the story is […]
The year is off to a good start and the January painting is underway. Yesterday was the first day of actually putting pigment onto canvas after 2 weeks of planning the format, sourcing the stretcher bars, stretching and re-stretching the canvas (the first canvas tore) and a couple of days of priming. The January painting […]
Bacon and Scott were charged with conspiring with each other and with others to traffic cocaine. They were found guilty and Bacon was later sentenced to 12 years
XY Inc had entered into a licencing agreement with IND for their intellectual rights and technology which allowed the splitting of X and Y chromosomes in Cow sperm.
Charcoal drawing of cranes at the Vancouver Ports. A productive Monday afternoon which ended up in the painting “Monday Afternoon” which won the Best Landscape award at the 2nd AIRS show at the Federation of Canadian artists.
Painting of tug boats moored next to the Vancouver Ports, view from Crab Park. The struggle: the harmonization of the overall blue tones with the punctuating browns of the pier and the reds of the life saving equipment on the tugs. The secret: Keeping the blues just slightly tinted with red so that there were […]
A painting that came about almost by accident and one which proves that there is some wisdom in Steven Pressfield’s “The war of art” where the antagonist is the resistance. The resistance works daily to prevent us from doing that which we should be doing and in oing so, seperates us from the muse. It […]
One of my favorite charcoals – Wall Street in East Vancouver, looking back at the goings on in the port with Downtown Vancouver in the distance. This is more worked up than most of my location sketches as I was not only focused on “eating” the environment but also on capturing the shifting early […]
Monday Afternoon. Oil on canvas. 48″ x 24″ Steven Pressfield talks of the resistance in the War of Art and after listening to an interview with him, I was able to recognize that the laziness I was feeling in the run up to this painting, was potentially “the Resistance”. Since my move to Vancouver in 2008, […]