Friday, January 15, 2010

Lifting a Heavy Heart

Lifting A Heavy Heart
Private Collection

I did this piece a few years back after my father had yet another heart attack.
He is doing fine these days. The painting sold to raise funds for the Victoria Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cherub with Bow

Cherub with Bow
Private Collection.

Apple Corer

Apple Corer, peeler,slicer.
30 x 40 SOLD
oil on canvas
I collect antique tools and implements. I especially enjoy devices with clamps and cranks. This piece is one of many from my collection and came down to me from my grandparents (for those who have read my "Few Words", yes, from old George). The actual piece is still 100% functional and a pleasure to use. Such history and ingenuity in what once was an everyday, mundane device.
The creation of this work has spurned me into starting a series of the crank handle pieces I own, look for more too come soon.

Sea Dragon

Sea Dragon (sold)
I actually never knew these lovely little creatures existed until a friend suggested I paint one.
They truely are amazing, I may have to do a few more as their variety is truly stunning.