Got my new motorbike in August 2019 –
This summer I have focused on water colours in “plein air” – here are some examples:
13 Dec 2017
Since retiring from the practice of architecture and teaching environmental design, I have redirected my website to here. I have been a member of the Burnaby Artists Guild since 2015.
I have participated in two shows and have 3 paintings in progress.
Just finished a portrait of Gandhi:
My latest watercolour:
I will be showed these at the Spring Show (apologies for the poor quality images – they will be updated as soon as possible):
My first opaque paintings were acrylic – like these:
Now I am mainly using acrylics for under painting of oil paintings. An example of an acrylic under painting is:
My first efforts at painting were all watercolours – this occurred during my university days under the tutelage of Gentile Tondino at McGill’s School of Architecture.
Since retirement in 2016 I have begun working with acrylics and, more recently, water miscible oil paint.
14 April 2019
I showed 6 paintings in the Burnaby Artists Guild Spring Show.
This one is 16 x 20 and using an old photo of my maternal grandmother – Nana Rose.
This underpainting in acrylic is a value study done with burnt umber and titanium white. I plan to do more work on the values and then glaze over with oil paint.
This one is based on a very old sketch done in France in 1977.
This is a 16 x 20 oil painting. I want to do more work on it – especially the man’s face.
This one is also based on a very old sketch of Markos Boutsinos in Galissa Greece:
This is also 16 x 20 and needs more work on the face.
This one is of Despina in Galissa Greece – she operated a small convenience store a few doors down from where I was staying:
This is 16 x 20 oil and I have been working with glazes on this one.
This one is also 16 x 20 oil based on a sketch done in Greece many years ago:
Shown above is the acrylic under painting; I do not have a photo of the finished painting – which I sold at the Burnaby Artists Guild Spring Show!