Brand New Painting

Despair  9″x12″ oil on canvas  $SOLD
Fresh off of the easel, last night at about 7 pm. I’m really happy with this one. It’s been a while since I painted a sad face, or one this close up, but this is what I really love to do. I’ve been attracted to faces since I was small. I have to admit, I didn’t take the reference photo for this wonderful character. I found it on Morguefile. Thanks very much to bboomerindenial  for the use of this great photo. 
I find my camera reads the warms a little too intense. I’m going to have to figure out how to done them down. The shadows in his hands are not that red at all.
Anyways…enjoy:)
I also have new art cards on ebay for anyone who’s interested…click below


Mending the Nets

Mending the Nets – 9″ x 12″ oil on canvas  $225.00
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This is what I’ve been working on for the last week or so. I also have a sketch done in my Travel Journal, but it is needing some color…and I’ve done a bunch of ACEO’s, too.
This picture is really about Bella Coola’s history. The building is the old cannery net loft. It has long been abandoned, but used to be a huge part of the industry here. The inset is from the Bella Coola archives, it is a Nuxalk woman mending the nets…I love this view of the net loft. I have about fifty photos of it, in all different weather, and times of day. I live in such a beautiful place!

…and even more ACEO’s

Hello everyone…sorry about the lack of sketches, if anyone noticed…but I’m trying to make a few bucks to pay for the deluxe printer I just bought, lol!  And I need special paper, too, and Crystal Clear Bags…
Uhhh…the business of art. I’d rather just paint, and let someone else do all the other work, but I’ve made a new years resolution to get serious this year, and treat it as a job instead of a hobby…see where that gets me.
These cuties go active on Ebay at about 6 pm PST, 
Cheers, all!

Feeding the Pigeons at St. Stephen’s Green

I finally finished another travel journal page. They might be coming a little slower these days. I’m super busy with a lot of other things, but I’m determined:) This was just a sweet scene that I captured when I found the park. It was such a beautiful place, a veritable oasis in the middle of a bustling city. There weren’t that many people, and the ones that were there were really just enjoying the day. I wish I could go back and sit by the water.

New ACEO’s for sale on Ebay

I’ve been busy the last few days trying to make a living…yes, I know…the shame…painting for money (SIGH) but it has to be done. LOL! Well, I’ve been having fun…it’s always refreshing to whip off a bunch of these cute little cats and horses, and people do love them…(oh yeah, they’re not cropped and weird and square. The rules for ACEO’s are that they have to be 2.5″ x 3.5″. The little mosaic template only does squares)
So click on the link( MY EBAY STUFF ) if you’re interested in taking a look…it will send you to my ebay page.