With the coming of spring we look towards babbling pond, blooming forsythia, tulips, and warm sunny days ahead. In this 11 X 14" oil on canvas wrap you can almost hear gurgling and the popping of bubbles. I painted this from an image I took at Dogwood Nurseries in West Kelowna, BC. To purchase this, please contact me. It's only $235 CA.
24" X 24" oil on canvas wrap. This endearing painting of a young tot beachcombing on the Pacific coast fills me with expectations that he will discover tide pools and objects d'art. The surrounding may look dreary and overcast but not in his world, where he is probably the centre of the universe!
Captured Late afternoon drive in early February in Alberta. All shades of mauve, rose, and blue with ochre stubble accents. So iconic of winter prairie drives.
Just finished this 2' X 4' oil on canvas looking west over Lake Okanagan to Mount Boucherie. I think the owner of this commissioned painting is going to be very excited to see this when I deliver it to her next week. This is the first painting I've done incorporating pallette knife work with the brush work. It worked beautifully, giving texture in the right places.
Yes, this is corny. i fully admit it. I wanted to do 3 portraits together that somehow related to each other and this just fell into place. It's obviously a play on hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil, but with a twist. Using fruits and vegetables I was able to convey the same message. But how does each individual react with another? Are there some innuendos here? And why the cauliflower clouds? Are they "caption or thought" balloons? Are they clouds? Or are they just another form of produce? Is there another message here?
What are your thoughts? What does this mean to you?
This 11 X 14 oil painting of the view across Lake Okanagan from a Naramata, BC vineyard to Giant's Head Mountain at Summerland, BC was commissioned by a woman in California as a wedding present. She loved it!
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Pat is the owner of Mad Mango Cafe in Kelowna. There are always lineups because Pat makes the best Laksa and Richard's soups! A happy hard worker, Pat works 16 hour days, 6 days a week, but she always wears a sincere smile!
Drop in an see her portrait. You can't miss it!
"Ellen" won the award at OASIS Regional Juried Art Show for "Figuative/Animal" category. Many thanks to the judges and the Peachland Art Gallery and FCA staff and many volunteers. My thanks to The Pleasant Pear B'n'B for this recognition and award. The show is open until the end of July with 77 wonderful works to peruse and enjoy!