This painting began as one related to my father as a teenager. That image is now hidden under a layer of red and yellow paint. I was unhappy with the quality of that image because I found myself working in a tight fashion. In an attempt to free myself, I painted lines and shapes with… Continue reading Joy and Despair
No drawings this time, but here's photos of one of my favourite places that we visited in Newfoundland. It's Grates Cove at the northern tip of the Avalon Peninsula. We visited twice, had an excellent meal at the Grates Cove Studio amidst terrific artwork and walked on trails overlooking the ocean and later amidst the… Continue reading Grates Cove, Newfoundland
Here's 3 more drawings I made in Newfoundland in the presence of sweeping ocean views. The more dramatic the scenes became, I fewer lines I used. I didn't have any plan to do this. It was just the only way I found I could put anything on paper, so magnificent were the views. So a… Continue reading Further Drawings from Newfoundland
When we were in Newfoundland we hiked in Terra Nova National Park by the ocean. One afternoon and the following day, we went to Buckley Cove. I carried a sketch book and pens with me during our trip and sat on a rock to draw part of the cove. When faced with such beauty, I… Continue reading Terra Nova, Drawing and a Surprise in an Alley
I've just returned from a terrific trip to the Canadian province of Newfoundland, off the east coast of the mainland. The beauty of the land and ocean were healing. In addition to hiking and other sightseeing, I drew every day and will show you some of these pieces later. Meanwhile, here's 2 photos from our… Continue reading Back from Newfoundland
I took this photo at a friend's place. I liked the reflections of sky in the glass that reminded me of water. There's an ambiguous air to the scene as though various elements or realms are merging.