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 [...]