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Posts from the ‘Inspiration’ Category

On the Tracks in Mayerthorpe

On the Tracks in Mayerthorpe 14″ x 18″

It has been a while since I painted anything from Mayerthorpe. Hanging out on the tracks isn’t the safest place to watch a storm, but it gave me a pretty nice view.

Sparrows Beneath the Flowers

Sparrows Under the Flowers 8″ x 8″

Here’s a little reminder that spring is just around the corner!

Many of my latest bird paintings are now available as prints on my Etsy page. Have a look!

Sparrows and Blossoms

Sparrows and Blossoms 8″ x 8″

When in doubt, paint more birds. I guess this is what I do while other ideas are percolating. Don’t want to have an empty easel after all.

For sale at Daily Paintworks.

Whytecliff Park

Whytecliff Park 18″ x 14″

The private commission I recently did left me with a few ideas that I wanted to explore – like this view from Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver.

House Finch and Blossoms

House Finch and Blossoms

I’m starting off the year with something bright and springy.

You can bid on this one at Daily Paintworks.

Sparrows and Winter Berries

Sparrows and Winter Berries 16″ x 20″

Something to brighten up the days when it is dark at 4:30. I think I’m starting to feel a bit festive!

Coming in for a Landing

Coming in for a Landing – 11″ x 14″

I’m not sure if I’m finished with this painting, but I don’t know what else to do with it. I like the bird, but it doesn’t seem to belong to the same world as the background. I think there are a couple of different styles going on. My solution – move on to something else.

All the Bees

Here are the rest of the bees. There are a couple that I like and a couple that I’m really not happy with and one that’s sort of okay. I won’t tell you my preferences, you can make up your own mind. I’ve used up all the small canvases and it’s time to move on.

The Shop

The Shop 14″ x 11″

This is quite different from my usual paintings. I painted it as a gift for my awesome nephew. Definitely fun to try something new! 

Buzz

Buzz 8″ x 8″

This guy looks a lot like Buzz, a cute border collie that used to come to the office I worked at. He was skilled at loudly announcing visitors and used his protective instincts to keep delivery-men in line. All bark and no bite (except for that one time…).