Vines Contre Jour

6″X8″ Oil on board A couple of years ago the Niagara Artists’ Centre annual fundraiser Small Feats experimented with offering smaller, 6”X8”, paintings as well as the usual square foot works. As I was swamped with work at the time I decided to go with this size. None of mine sold and I guess it […]

Peaches 2019

5″X7″ Oil on board Almost every year I torture myself by attempting to capture a realistic likeness of our delicious, fresh Niagara peaches. Here is this year’s effort and below are some of my previous attempts. from Blogger http://splynch.blogspot.com/2019/08/peaches-2019.html Related Images:

Still Life

Artist Steven Reddy is a member of the Urban Sketchers group and also teaches a couple of online courses through Bluprint (aka Craftsy). I find his technique interesting but have never had the courage to adopt his quirky, almost cartoonish style. However, I do find that there is something liberating about using these direct pen […]

There is always the Cat

Her name is Marigold and her purpose in life is to torment the dog.  She is also an escape artist. She has made a (cat sized) hole in the top of the screen door (twice) and she escaped into the ceiling at the vet’s office. It took them an hour to get her back down. […]

Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie

I haven’t been doing as much painting recently, but still drawing and sketching. Quite often it is the dog who gets to star. I really should make an effort to do some action sketches. Letting the sleeping dog lie is all very well but they get a bit repetitive. from Blogger http://splynch.blogspot.com/2019/04/letting-sleeping-dogs-lie.html

A Path not Taken

12”X12″ Oil on canvas This is the last of the 12x12s I have painted over the past few weeks, and it will also be submitted to the NAC show. Although this one also started out as a real place it became somewhat mystical as I was painting it  and I decided that it would go […]

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