Teamwork~ 10″ x 10″ oil on gallery wrapped canvas I finished these guys a few days ago, but I kept forgetting to photograph them until it got dark! So…now it’s done. This gorgeous pair of draught horses are the hardest workers in Barkerville, an old restored mining town that operates as a park in theContinue reading

Barkerville Blacksmith

Barkerville Blacksmith 20″ x 24″ oil on canvas  $1400.00 I’ve been working on this painting on and off for ages, and I finally put the finishing touches (i think) on it a few minutes ago. I was so anxious to share, I photographed it right away, and came down to the studio to upload itContinue reading “Barkerville Blacksmith”

Work Buddies painting a day

“Work Buddies” 6″ x 6″ oil on canvas A new painting I did today. I’ve been working on a large one for the last week, and it’s giving me some trouble, (as usual…sigh…) so I decided to turn it to face the wall for a week or so, and do some tiny little one-off’s toContinue reading “Work Buddies painting a day”

The "Old-Time Hat"

The Old-Time Hat — 8″x10″ oil on canvas NFS This was my son’s favorite hat for a while. We got it at Barkerville, an historic gold-mining village in Northern B.C. where they re-enact the history. He loves it there, and he calls this hat his “Old-Time Hat”. This is another painting I finished yesterday inContinue reading “The "Old-Time Hat"”

“Miss Wendle~Barkerville” 16 x 20″ oil on canvas Here’s another of the previously “undercover” Barkerville paintings. I really liked the challenge with this one. The wrinkles in her shirt, the lace of the curtains, and the wallpaper patterning all gave me quite the hassle, but overall, I’m pretty happy with the result, although the paintContinue reading

Mr. Grimsby

“Mr. Grimsby” 8″x 10″ oil on canvas This is one of the most memorable Barkerville characters, Mr. Grimsby. He does a great comedy skit at the waterwheel, as a miner selling his claim. I’ve had many laughs watching it. Dave, the guy who portrays Mr. Grimsby has been there since I was a child, andContinue reading “Mr. Grimsby”

John "Cariboo" Cameron

John “Cariboo” Cameron 18″ x 24″ oil on canvas This is a portrait of the actor in Barkerville portraying the character of John Cameron, the first man to strike it big-time rich there. He discovered gold on December 22, 1862, but his wife had recently died, and he decided to return to Victoria in FebruaryContinue reading “John "Cariboo" Cameron”

New ACEO Black Cat Original Oil Painting for Halloween

“I SEE YOU” 2.5″ x 3.5″ oil on watercolor paper Here’s another little ACEO. I’ve been having fun with these kitties this week. My first one, Baby Blue Eyes comes up for auction on Ebay tomorrow at about 7pm, pacific standard time, so check it out. I think next week I’ll do horses, or maybeContinue reading “New ACEO Black Cat Original Oil Painting for Halloween”

The Candy Man — Mason & Daly, Barkerville, B.C.

The Candy Man — Mason & Daly, Barkerville, B.C.18″ x 24″ oil on canvas I did it, I think. I overcame my struggle with this one all by myself. Thank you, viewers, but not a single one of you here, or on Flickr, had any words of wisdom, so I was forced to use myContinue reading “The Candy Man — Mason & Daly, Barkerville, B.C.”