Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Anita of Bayes (was Anitium)

Anita of Bayes: 

Acrylic on Canvas, 40"x60"
Because it was the biggest canvas I could fit in my car.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Shubie Park, Dartmouth

Time flies! I started this at the end of June, and put it aside for more pressing things (like lazing around...)

Anyway, it was a delightful afternoon out at Shubie, chatting with Menya while we both sketched. What's not included are all the dogs running around. This was in the off leash area, and there's no end of friendly and curious dogs to check us out. 

The painting is acrylic, 24"x24" on birch panel.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


This painting is now available at my favourite gallery, the Dart:

The painting is 24"x36", acrylic on birch panel.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Art and Abuse

Every now and then some real asshole "guy-with-a-camera" makes the news, wannabe Roman Polanskis I suppose. Anyway, the latest is a celebrity photographer down in New York, Terry Richardson.There's a write-up of him at the New York Times, and I hope anyone considering modeling- especially for the self-described portfolio photographers one finds in the digital media - read it carefully, and for two specific reasons.

The first reason to read it is to become familiar with the sort of abuse that one can encounter in a studio without proper safeguards; the other is the extent to which the art establishment will go to protect the abuser and blame the abused. If you are a model and are reading this I hope it brings home the fact that if you encounter these kinds of situations, you may well be left to hang and dry on your own.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Anitae Noctua

"Eule der Minerva, die erst bei einbrechender Dämmerung ihren Flug beginnt."

"The owl of Minerva begins her flight at the falling of twilight." 
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Acrylic on canvas,48"x24"

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Anne Marie at Richard's

Well, I finally decided to bite the bullet re. acrylics; I needed something for studies that would allow me to work as quickly as with pastel, but was more portable. So I bought a bunch, and Saturday morning took them, brushes, and one 20"x30" canvas to Richard's Saturday morning life drawing session to see what would happen. The sessions tend to go along 8 three minute gestural poses followed by a single long pose of 2 1/2 hours. So everything went onto one canvas. Then I took the result home and tarted it up....
  I hope Anne Marie forgives me for this :)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Off the Map

The Halifax Art Map is holding their annual show this month at the Art Sales and Rental Gallery at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. The opening reception is Thursday, May 1st, from 6:30-8:30. Lots of fun, and good work to look at! Bring your cheque books :)
The two pieces I'll have in are:
Anita Reading Breugel:

Anita at Rest:

Both are 50x65 cm., Conte and pastel on Fabriano Pastel Paper, framed and quite reasonably priced!

See you there!