June 14, 2018

Blue Springs Golf

Sketchbook ~ Blue Springs Golf Club
Sunday golf at Blue Springs Golf Club, Acton. Great day, great course, pace a little slow. I had time to do eight quick sketches while playing and I added the colour later. Later, like at 1 AM this morning, when I couldn't sleep. Got up and did some writing and some painting. Finally went back to bed about 3 AM.

June 13, 2018

Fine Art Cards

Dundas Street with Kingsmills

Stubbies No 1 and Stubbies No 2

Kingsmills Department Store and Prince Albert's Diner
Beautiful high quality fine art greeting cards from original work. Available at MUSE Shop & Rental at Museum London, Laila Loft, Art with Panache or contact the artist. All cards are individually sleeved and come with envelope.

June 1, 2018

Marvelous Miniatures


Marvelous Miniatures Art Show and Sale runs for the month of June at Fringe Custom Framing and Gallery, located at 1742 Hyde Park Road in London, ON. Opening is Saturday, June 2 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Stop by the Gallery for Drinks, Food, Live Music and over 300 pieces of Art in all mediums, from over 30 Artists in this impressive show and sale! Kick off Spring with Fringe and support your regional creative community!

May 1, 2018

Augusta No 13 Azalea


Augusta No 13 Azalea, Ink and watercolour, 4 x 6 inches, ©2018
Annual spring golf vacation this year included a trip to see a practice round at the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.Weather was perfect. Course was fabulous. Manicured perfectly. Azaleas were in full bloom and magnificent. You have to see 1600 azaleas in bloom to believe it. The whole left side of the fairway and behind the green of Hole no 13 was azaleas. It is estimated that more than 80,000 plants of over 350 varieties have been added to the landscape of this golf course.

April 1, 2018

Golf Season Starts

Sketchbook ~ The Players Course at Wyboo, Front 9
Sketchbook ~ The Players Course at Wyboo, Back 9
Sketchbook ~ Santee Cooper, Front 9
Sketchbook ~ Santee Cooper, Back 9
New year, new golf sketches. Golf vacation in Santee, South Carolina. Santee Cooper was one of the four courses we played. The Players Course at Wyboo was another of the courses. 

Spring officially begins March 20, but for me the month of April says spring. It also says golf season, our annual golf vacation is in April. For the next 6 months or so, I play golf when I can and I sketch golf holes. I started in Spring of 2016 and am now in my third dedicated golf sketchbook. I am going to continue with this obsession of sketching every golf hole I play. By the end of 2017 golf season I had reached 720 golf holes, ranging from Ontario to Arizona. These quick sketches, some completed on location, most completed from photo reference later, are so loose and free. I like them better than most finished pieces of artwork that I do!

183 King Street, Save Me

183 King Street, Save Me, india ink and watercolour, 6 x 8.5 inches, ©2017
So you ask, why save an old building? When I look at historic architecture, I see the authentic craftsmanship, the beautiful fa├žades, the character, culture and charm from days gone by. I imagine the stories of the people who lived and worked there. I feel the creative energy within the walls. I believe each and every old building has a soul and she deserves to be saved. Once an old building is destroyed, she is lost forever.

This is my submission to this year’s New Canvas of Life in support of the Multi-Organ Transplant Program at London Health Sciences Centre. New Canvas of Life, from May 29 to June 7, at the Grand Theatre-Spriet Stage & Art with Panache Gallery, London.Opening night is May 29, 2018 for New Canvas of Life, presented by The Tricar Group and will feature an intimate performance by Juno Award-winner, singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith. During the reception, you can view the artwork All artwork will be sold via online auction May 29 to June 7, 2018.

March 1, 2018

Winter

Museum London Winter, (ink, watercolour & gouche), 4x6", ©2018
March 1, winter is far from over, but the last couple of days have felt like spring! I have been walking the dog wearing a light jacket. I keep reminding myself winter is not over, keep your winter coat, hat, and mitts close at hand. I like winter, seriously, I like how clean a blanket of snow looks, a light snow falling is beautiful, I like the change of seasons, the contrast of white with the blue of the sky, etc When there is snow outside, I enjoy painting snow, but as soon as there is the slightest hint of spring, I want no part of snow in my illustrations. I did this illustration ‘Museum London Winter’ last week, to be used as the title page in a presentation to the Museum London Tour Guides. Then Monday when we make our presentation, its 12 degrees and sunny! Now that I have tasted spring weather, I am ready for golf season and no more snow.