Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Red Deer River Paintings / May 2010

In may I did this series of paintings for an exhibit (in June) which was all about the river. These fish are all natives of my own Red Deer River.

'Upstream' - Whitefish - 12 x 36 inches.
'To a Trout with Love' - Brown Trout - 16 x 20 inches.
'Pink Pike' - Northern Pike - 12 x 16 inches.
'Goldeye Fly' - Goldeye - 16 x 20 inches.
'Blue Spectrum Trout' - Rainbow Trout - 12 x 16 inches.

I am still really enjoying the POP in my paintings.
*Click on an image to magnify.*

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Aceo / June 2010

These Artist Trading Cards were created for a Swap on IllustratedATCs.com.

I just joined the site, which is specifically ment to bring together high quality artists with the purpose of trading art. It is so much fun, and highly addictive.

'Fossil and Sea Foam' series.
2.5 x 3.5 inches each.
Watercolor, guache, and ink.
*Click on an image to enlarge.*

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

# 6

Yellow Flicker Capriccio

40 x 40 inches.
Acrylic on canvas.

The last touch on this piece were the pink and red "jewels" in the background. This is something I have added in each piece, but in this one it really finished off the whole painting. Sometimes its amazing how a small detail can make a huge difference.

Up next ... a Peregrin Falcon.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

# 5

The third painting in the POP series. I really struggled with this pink colour. Pink is a very pop colour, but it is the hardest colour to mix, at least if you want it to be interesting and not just pastel.

Pop Geraniums
36 x 60 inches.
Acrylic on canvas.