Dancer (Oil on canvas): When the AGO held the Drama and Desire exhibit, I was in awe in the room devoted to Edgar Degas. After seeing his work I was inspired to do Dancer in a similar style.
La Belle Ferronnière (Oil on panel): The Masters Techniques class in Burlington was where I learned how the renaissance masters painted. In the first session, we copied La Belle Ferronnière by DaVinci.
Lighthouse in Winter (Oil on canvas) The Toronto Island yielded a painting done in impressionist style of a landlocked lighthouse on a winter morning.
Bouquet and a Cross (Oil on panel): The second time I took the Masters Techniques class we painted a still life. This is the result. It was sold at the Burlington Art Centre’s auction in 2011.
Morning's Best Friend (Acrylic on canvas): The Burlington Art centre asked for a donation of a couple of 8x8 gallery paintings to be sold for charity. I submitted this and another coffee painting which I’m pleased were purchased by another coffee lover.
Holiday wine (Oil on canvas): A simple piece. Wine and a warm fire by the Christmas tree.
Sliding Into Home (Watercolour on paper): In the mood to use watercolours and found this baseball scene.
Beverley Street (Watercolour on paper): Beverley Street in Toronto next to the Art Gallery of Ontario was the inspiration for this watercolour.
Still Life with Bear (Oil on panel): I painted this with a theme of hobby. Chess pieces for games; books for reading; dictionaries for writing; a camera for photography and a stuffed bear for playing. It didn’t hurt that the bear is wearing a Green Bay Packers uniform, my favourite NFL team.
Tea Time (Acrylic on panel): I was originally going to paint this as a renaissance style sill life but as I was starting the under-painting I found it looking somewhat in the style of Van Gogh. I’m happy I decided to continue that way and I’m most happy with the tarts.
Uno Espresso (Acrylic on canvas): This is another small painting of a coffee cup.
Watercolour Rose (watercolour on paper): During a watercolour class at the Art Gallery of Burlington I was given a challenge to paint a flower before the next class. This is the result.
Wine and Candlelight (Oil on panel): I painted this not long after the master’s techniques class at the Burlington Art Centre.
Winter Holiday (Acrylic on canvas-board): The first class I took at the Burlington Art Centre was acrylic painting during which I painted Winter Holiday.
Yellow Rose (watercolour on paper): I enjoyed the red rose so it was followed up with this yellow one.
Autumn in Algonquin (oil on panel): Algonquin park in the fall is a beautiful place. This was a view from the visitors center.
Most artists have a clearly defined style. Degas, Monet and Van Gogh were impressionist painters. Michelangelo, DaVinci and Rembrandt were Renaissance painters.
Many artists are known for landscapes. Robert Bateman is known for his nature paintings. Norman Rockwell was known for his paintings based on everyday life.
I like to say my style is, I paint what I want, when I want, how I want. Depending on how I feel at the time I'll do a landscape or a still life in oil or watercolor using the Masters techniques or impressionism.
ADOBE MUSE CC STARTER