31 Day Painting Challenge

Let’s face it, 2020 was a tough year for all of us. With 2021 also being a tough slog I decided to take part in the Strada Easel Painting Challenge. That’s a painting a day for 31 days! 31 different oil compositions and about 120 hours of work! The challenge offered rewards of Strada Easels…

Do you value creativity in education?

I’m a professional graphic designer and a part-time professor at the School of Media and Design at Algonquin College so I’m deeply invested in the value of creativity both in my work and the work of my students. Creativity can be hard to assess. Great pressure on the part of the instructor is to try to remain…

Wishing for an early spring

This has been the coldest winter that I can remember. This year we have reached temperatures as low as -40 with the wind chill. I’m hoping that by posting this little spring bird painting old man winter will be convinced its time to leave early.

Light & Dark

I’m working on a new painting of white peonies. I love the subtle splendor of color that illuminates from within the petals. Take the time to take a hard long look at white in nature. There is a lot more color than you think. Before I get carried away on color I must define my…

Little time for art

I must admit I have not painted a single brush stroke in 6 months. My pallets sit abandoned in my studio, canvases half completed. It’s not from lack of ideas or inspiration. I have plenty of ideas just no time. I find myself too busy to paint. Painting is a pleasure I give to myself,…

Stittsville Artist Tour Perspective

This is not the timeliest update but better late than never. I can say that hosting hundreds of people into your home while sick with a cold is not the best idea but hey, I was “pot committed” as they say in poker. If it weren’t for my best friend coming over the night before…