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Month: November 2015

A few new paintings…. before the show.

A few new paintings…. before the show.

Things are “ramping up” here at the house in preparation for our Studio Show.

Peter is busy framing some new panel paintings, with lumber from his woodshop and will also be making a batch of new prints as well this week. We have a number of last minute paintings for the sale as well… have a look.
piano_handsThis painting has been “gestating” for a while now – in may we got a piano from Corinne’s mother, and the kids have been taking lessons. I have always loved the challenge of painting hands – they’re very much like portrait painting. Quite a challenge.

This piece measures 10×30″.fall trees

This painting is part of Corinne’s ongoing landscape series – these trees were down at the new trail off of Orchard street, near to the Coves. (Corinne’s new fave walking spot.) 🙂

It is a 12×16″.

From AboveThis piece is from the imagination. I sketched out a few houses with the thought of flying overhead. Lots of overlapped diagonals, and the warm/cool colours. And boats! Have been painting few boats lately, so this piece needed boats. 24×30″

autumn goldThis painting is from that same area of the Coves – it’s a lovely little walking trail, perfect for kids and dogs and getting subjects to paint. It’s a decent sized painting at 24×30.



Our Studio Art Show and Sale…. This Friday.

Our Studio Art Show and Sale…. This Friday.

2015_show_posterIt is always an exciting time getting ready for our Open Studio Art Show and Sale.  On our poster is all the information you need to know, but if you have any questions at all please feel free to email us!  This year we have lots of new artwork to feast your eyes on , a special guest fiber artist Sue Ann Yamamoto,  our friend Steve Sawchuk playing incredible classical accoustic guitar and lots of goodies to enjoy….. So come on out and invite your family and friends.  It will be a show you will not want to miss 🙂

Getting ready for our Studio Show…..

Getting ready for our Studio Show…..

Corinne and I have both been keeping quite busy painting this fall; both our own work and a number of commission pieces also.

Here’s a sampling of new work that has passed across our easels in the last month:


Corinne has been making a lot of larger format landscape work lately, like this one of birch trees, looking upwards. 36×48″



Here’s another – a view along the path at Mazinaw Lake. It’s quite large at 40″x60″.




Here’s another, this time by Peter. A bit of an experiment, this one has more loose and flowing brushwork, and a bit of fun with “drip control”. 24×30″


This piece will look a little more familiar. I had fun with the graphic aspects of the picture – the sky especially. I have this one on display currently at this show.


Here’s another by Corinne, of a dry creek bed in Komoka park. Corinne has been getting all sorts of good picture ideas for her landscapes in our local parks. this painting measures 24×36″


Another fun piece – this one originally had a graveyard in the background – but it seemed a little too spooky to keep it in there. Looks better now I think! (10×30″)