Yearly Archives: 2009

Jen Steele Photography photoshoot

By | March 9th, 2009|Art of Consumption|

  Many thanks to the professional makeup wizardry of Jen Clark ( and photos by the mega-watt-award-winning photographer Jen Steele Photography(  Jen and I have know each other since grade nine (actually I've known both Jens for that long). Sunday afternoon was spent creating photos, drinking a little whisky and listening to Elvis music (shocker). The original purpose of the shoot was to [...]

Ernest Marza (1923 – ) Canadian artist

By | March 5th, 2009|Art of Consumption|

We had some frames restored and through this process, I had the fortunate experience to meet Canadian artist Ernest Marza and view his artwork. I'm still a little speechless, and had dreams of his beautiful images all night long. Many paintings are set in the 1920's;  lovers dancing to music, men in gangster hats with elegant women, [...]

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Drafting creatures from the deep lagoon

By | March 2nd, 2009|Uncategorized|

This is an example of a draft for creature development. I cut out illustration board into a shape and started painting freely until these creatures emerged. Yes, I still have work to do on Sitting Pretty, and on the 3 X 4 painting, They Walk on Water. This work here serves in part as a study for some of [...]

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Become my Fan on Facebook

By | February 25th, 2009|Art of Consumption|

While I've created a Facebook page (which means your personal information is not involved), I can't figure out how to add to the darn thing. Good grief. And I know about using a computer. Pfph. Anyhow, while I'm figuring it out, please visit the page and become a fan.

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Dress and Chair

By | February 25th, 2009|Uncategorized|

I worked a little more on the top of the dress and the chair. I'm starting to get a groove on this one, and between yesterday and today went from thinking the painting was finished to realizing it has only just begun. (4)

Sitting Pretty – in progress

By | February 23rd, 2009|Uncategorized|

  I started this one before we went on holiday, and had time to work on it a little bit while watching the 81st Academy Awards. This is in progress. (9)

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By | February 18th, 2009|Art of Consumption|

Greetings! I've returned from Maui fresh and inspired with new ideas, creatures, colours, textures - and I had an epiphany about the direction for my art (stay tuned). Here's a brief overview with a few photos I thought best enveloped the trip. Snorkeling was great, in particular: Mile marker 14, Black Rock at Kaanapali, Molokini [...]

Experiment with multimedia

By | January 28th, 2009|Uncategorized|

  This is an experiment with multimedia. Glass beads, acrylic, cardboard, tissue paper and oragami paper with lots of gel medium. I'm playing with textures, and will soon incorporate these techniques into my 3ft X 4ft painting with roller duck that is in progress.

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Shading and colour

By | January 7th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Worked a little more on this today (5). Mostly on the right-hand side and the birdy.

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Refining the characters

By | January 3rd, 2009|Uncategorized|

A few more hours spent on this one. Went the the art shop today to buy some more paint. This is the largest painting I've tackled to date. 3 ft X 4 ft. (4)

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