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Mountains (a Series – Part 2)

In this part 2, I share more mountain paintings, a few more from the Banff region with a couple more based on reference photos from when I cycled the “Golden Triangle” in May of 2010.

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“Sun Play II”, oil on hardboard, 41 by 30 cm, 2009

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“Mountains Over Vermilion River”, oil on hardboard, 30 by 41 cm, 2010

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“Mountain’s Edge”, oil on hardboard, 51 by 61 cm, 2009

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“On the Ridge”, oil on canvas, 46 by 46 cm, 2010

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“Rocky Mountain Serene” oil on canvas, 23 x 30 cm, 2009

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untitled, oil on hardboard, 20 by 30 cm, 2009

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Earth Light Tapestries Series (part 3)

This blog post shares the last eight works of my 24-piece Earth Light Tapestries series of paintings. The first 16 pieces were shared in Parts 1 and 2 of this blog post.

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“Earth Light Tapestry XVII”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

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“Earth Light Tapestry XVIII”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

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“Earth Light Tapestry XIX”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

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“Earth Light Tapestry XX”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

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“Earth Light Tapestry XXI”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

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“Earth Light Tapestry XXII”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

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“Earth Light Tapestry XXIII”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

The 24th (final) piece in this series was completed in July 2007, about 8 months after the start. About half of the series formed a solo exhibition at the Gallery at Milner (Library in Edmonton) in November of 2009.

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“Earth Light Tapestry XXIV”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)


Earth Light Tapestries Series (part 2)

In this blog post, I present the middle third (pieces 9 – 16) of my 2006/7 Earth Light Tapestries series of abstract paintings. (The first 8 pieces are shown in Part 1 of this blog post)

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“Earth Light Tapestry IX”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

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“Earth Light Tapestry X”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

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“Earth Light Tapestry XI”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

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“Earth Light Tapestry XII”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

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“Earth Light Tapestry XIII”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

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“Earth Light Tapestry XIV (The Sun King)”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

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“Earth Light Tapestry XV”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

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“Earth Light Tapestry XVI”, acrylic on hardboard, 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

The final group of paintings from this series can be seen in part 3 of this blog post.


Alberta Landscapes (Painting Series, Before and After 2010)

In my previous blog post I shared my Alberta landscape paintings from the particularly busy year of 2010. In this post, I share my landscape works from a couple years before and after that year.

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“Red Deer Field and Trees (study)”, oil on hardboard, 20 x 25 cm, 2007

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“Canola Fields I”, oil on canvas, 51 x 76 cm, 2008

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“Canola Fields II”, oil on canvas, 76 x 51 cm, 2008

(See the previous blog post for Alberta landscape paintings from the year 2010)

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“North Saskatchewan River”, oil on canvas, 61 x 91 cm, 2011

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“Storm Approaches” acrylic on hardboard, 61 x 91 cm, 2012

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“Dark Treeline”, acrylic on canvas, 61 x 91 cm, 2012

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“Bend in the North Saskatchewan River”, water color on paper, 10 x 15 cm, 2012


Alberta Landscapes – 2010 (a Painting Series)

Although landscapes are a theme I have always painted, there are periods when they become a particular focus. In around 2010, I developed a new series of landscapes from my home province of Alberta. Most of these again depict the prairies and parkland that dominates the central region of the province. I was painting primarily with oils during this period and this series was painted in the studio.

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“Vanishing Prairie”, oil on hardboard, 31 x 41 cm, 2010

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“Beside the Highway”, oil on canvas, 23 x 30 cm, 2010

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“August Prairie and Sky”, oil on canvas, 76 x 51 cm, 2010

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“Flat Prairie Horizon”, oil on canvas, 41 x 51 cm, 2010

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“Prairie and Forest”, oil on canvas, 45 x 61 cm, 2010

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Prairie Exit”, oil on canvas, 51 x 41 cm, 2010

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Prairie Gold”, oil on canvas, 46 x 61 cm, 2010

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“Prairie Hay”, oil on hardboard, 30 x 41 cm, 2010

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“Prairie’s Edge”, oil on hardboard, 30 x 41 cm, 2010

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“Sheltered Prairie”, oil on canvas, 41 x 51 cm, 2010

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“Through the Trees”, oil on canvas, 41 x 51 cm, 2010


Alberta Landscapes – 1990 (a Painting Series)

In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s the subject matter of my painting¬† was primarily landscapes, and more specifically the prairies, parkland and foothills of central part of Alberta.

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“Approaching Prairie Storm”, acrylic on canvas, 61 x 91 cm, c. 1989

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“Central Alberta Summer Horizon”, acrylic on hardboard, 61 x 41 cm, c. 1989

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“Central Alberta Landscape”, acrylic on hardboard, 46 x 61 cm, 1992

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“Red Deer College”, acrylic on canvas, 91 x 121 cm, c. 1989

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“Restless Foothills”, acrylic on hardboard, 41 x 61 cm, 1991

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“Road to the Rockies”, acrylic on canvas, 61 x 91 cm, 1991

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“Rolling Prairie with Fence”, acrylic on canvas, 61 x 91 cm, 1991

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“Southern Alberta Foothills”, acrylic on canvas, 51 x 91 cm,¬† 1991

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“Thunder Cloud”, acrylic on hardboard, 20 x 25 cm, c. 1990

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“Stripey Fields”, acrylic on hardboard, 41 x 61 cm, 1988


Whales Atrium (a Painting Series)

One of my weirdest (and by weird I mean quirky and fun) painting series was the abstract group of paintings that I did in 2010 and which I called “Whales Atrium”*. In this series I played around with various acrylic media and additive in a very exploratory and undirected way. Other than the lack of any direction other than to experiment, the common element to the 12 paintings in this series is the size – all works are on 30 by 30 cm (12 inch) hardboard panels.

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“Eggman”

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“English Garden”

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“Ga Joob”

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“I am He”

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“If the Sun Don’t Shine”

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“I’m Crying”

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“Penguin Singing”

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“See How They Fly”

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“See How They Run”

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“Sitting on a Cornflake”

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“Smile Like Pigs”

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“The Joker Laughs”

Don’t try to read too much into the titles of these works, they were largely an afterthought.

* I am still waiting for someone to “get” the significance of this series title. Let me know if you think you do.


Auvergne (Painting Series) – part 2

In Part 1, I shared some plein air paintings I made during a 3 week stay in a small village in the Auvergne region of central France. I was captivated by the area and it continued to be an influence on my painting for years. Not only did I paint while there but I also sketched and took many photos. These references and my memories inspired these paintings:

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“Montaigut” oil on hardboard, 61 x 41 cm, c. 1986

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“Steve Painting in Field”, acrylic on hardboard, 46 x 61 cm, c. 1986

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“Evening Stroll Back to Montaigut”, acrylic on canvas, 51 x 76 cm, c. 1988

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“Auvergne Landscape”, acrylic on hardboard, 46 x 61 cm, 1984 AoM

There are a few other paintings I have done of rural France that I count in this series, although I can’t be sure the scenes are from my 1984 visit to Auvergne or from another of my two trips to France during the eighties.

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“Country Road”, acrylic on hardboard, 41 x 30 cm, c. 1985

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“Maison dans la Campagne”, acrylic on canvas, 46 x 30 cm, c. 1986

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“Red Roof in French Landscape”, acrylic on hardboard, 30 x 46 cm, c. 1988