Monday, May 21, 2007

Bart School Apple

For the past week I've been visiting the local arts and technology school in Adams, MA, leading a workshop in small-scale still life painting. With only a couple of hours a day, it's been a rush to try to get the students up and painting -- they're grade 11 students, and most are very keen, so that helps. We spent the first week on line and value, and now we're leaping into color. I'll try to snap a photo of some of their work later this week. In the meantime, here's a quick study (20 minutes) that I did as a glazing demonstration. 6x6 acrylic on gessoboard.


Friday, May 11, 2007

Pocket watch

My Dad gave me this watch when I graduated from high school and it had once belonged to my great-grandfather, a Montana cattle man who came up to Alberta at the turn of the century to become a big time rancher. The watch is a beautiful thing to behold . . . the painting is headed back home to Calgary with my Dad as his birthday present. Oil on linen mounted on Baltic Birch, 6 x 8 inches.


Sunday, May 06, 2007

Sheep Hill, MA

Yesterday was the annual Sheep to Shawl event at Sheep Hill in Williamstown. I was invited to do a plein air demonstration and chatted with a lot of people about painting outdoors. Great fun.


Saturday, May 05, 2007

Red Rose and Spoon

Here's the final painting for the auction Saturday. This was good fun -- lots of fussing and playing with contrast. 6 x 8, oil on Linen mounted on Baltic Birch.