painting and photographic works

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Night Train (a Series)

This painting series was a bit unique for me. It had a common theme in terms of the subject matter – all of the images were drawn from what I saw (and captured with photos) during the night while on a train between Edmonton and Vancouver in November of 2007. What was unique for me was the use of oil pastel on a number of the works, and oil paint on a couple of larger ones.


“Rolling Through the Night”, oil on canvas, 41 by 51 cm, Nov 2008


“November Rockies Dusk”, oil pastel on paper, 23 x 30 cm, 2009


“Passing in the Night”, oil pastel on paper, 23 x 30 cm, 2008


“Night Siding”, oil pastel on paper, 23 x 30 cm, 2009


“Dawn Arrival”, oil pastel on paper, 23 x 30 cm, 2009


“Supporting the Dawn”, oil pastel on paper, 30 x 23 cm, 2008


“Morning Train into Vancouver “, oil on hardboard, 61 x 71 cm, 2008


Dawn, Dusk and Dark

Here are three photos from 2010 January 11. It was a cold day (-20C not including the  wind chill), a few days after the heaviest snowfall (30cm) in Edmonton in the last decade

Dawn and Purple Snow

The above photo was taken as i stopped to catch my breath while trudging uphill through snow that was knee deep in places.

Snow-laden Pine at Dusk

The above photo  is calling me to create a painting from it. I like the fact that this classic landscape motif has an urban backdrop.

Lighted Curve in the Dark

And the sun was gone by the time I took this photo. It is in central Edmonton looking east over the North Saskatchewan river valley with the  glow on the distant horizon from the  distant oil refineries.