This is a 5″ x 7″ acrylic on canvas board. The summer colours are more intense and there is crazyness to the garden. There isn’t much time because summer is short.
This is a 9″ x 11″ acrylic on canvas board called Spring Garden. At some point a lot of artists like to experiment with their medium and subject matter. Arcylic has intense colours and it does dry very quickly. This was painted in 2009.
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This is a 12″ x 9.5″ pencil sketch on paper from a sketch pad and is called “Game of Chess” done in 1983. The opponent has gone off for a drink and the gentleman, on-face with the glasses, is giving the other player “the look”. Maybe someday I do a rendition in oil.
This is a 20″ x 24″ oil on canvas called The Third Sister of Tonga. When I started displaying my paintings I started with the first two sisters, The Gentle One and The Beauty. The Third Sister is the youngest and is a great beauty too, but there is something in her eyes that indicate vulnerability, and challenge.
This is a 20″ x 24″ oil on canvas called Laver Mes Cheveux/Washing My Hair and it is a companion painting to Femme Au Bassin. There is a third painting not yet finished. This painting brings to mind that old song “I’m going to wash that man right out of my hair”
This is a 20″ x 24″ oil on canvas called Femme Au Bassin/ Woman at the Basin. The human body is a great work of art in itself. This is a woman carrying out her daily ablutions.
Couldn’t resist this because of what is happening here in Canada. The question is “ethics – what are they?”
This is a 20″ x 24″ oil on canvas called On Point. Ballet is a a tradition in our family. I started ballet when I was four years old as did our two daughters. There is something about the grace of ballet that inspires artists. I have done some other paintings of ballerinas but they are of my daughters and are private. This young girl is a bit older and has begun to do point. The characteristic pink ballet slippers with the insert in the toes of the shoes so she can stand on her toes. It is a tradition. My style is beginning to change in this painting and there is a surrealistic feel to it.
This is a 20″ x 24″ oil on canvas painting called Mating Lions. It was painted many years ago and was absconded by my younger son just after I signed and dated it and while the paint was still wet. I haven’t seen it since. Nevertheless, he did provide a photo of it. I dedicate it to the Lion Cecil.