Morningstar Mill

Historic Morning Star Mill

Historic Morning Star Mill

We often hike in this area, it’s just a few minutes drive from home, on the edge of the escarpment with many hiking and biking trails. It’s still a working mill, and they often offer demonstrations of how the mill worked back in the mid 1800’s.
Both Larry and I are fascinated with the the area, the waterfall, the rocks and the architecture so I guess it’s only natural that I wanted to paint it . Conicidentally, this is the last painting I did in oil. I’m not saying last oil painting ever, but I did want to try my hand at painting acrylic.

Jupiter Beach Sunset

Jupiter Beach Sunset

Jupiter Beach Sunset


Two 4 x 4″ canvas wrapped over 2″ deep frames. Oil on canvas painted on the face and all sides.
I was taken by the Treasure coast area of Florida, especially the area around Jupiter Beach. I’ve been in to painting lighthouses a bit lately, but was disappointed that this light house is built out of red brick with no contrasting colors. It is all just red brick!
Then I saw it at sunset!

Veils Of Moss

Veils of Moss

Veils of Moss

16 x 20 Oil on Canvas
“Veils of moss draped the trees. Under the veil of descending darkness the thieves began their operation”
We were enjoying a leisurely, lazy boat ride down a canal in central Florida when this picture jumped out at me. I convinced our host we needed to go back and capture the moment. I’ve spent many hours creating this canvas and I still don’t know what secrets are hidden in there could be.

Motif Number 1

Motif Number 1
16×20 Oil on canvas
We were staying at Sebastion Beach, Massachusets when I heard that the USA’s most painted building, this fisherman’s shack at Rockport, Mass was less than an hour away. We just had to go have a look. I immediatley understood why it had earned that honor. Here’s my take on this shack on Bradley’s wharf.

Tybee Island Light House

Tybee Island Light House

Tybee Island Light House


16 x 20 Oil on canvas

I must be fascinated by lighthouses. We have pictures of so many from both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, even a couple from the Great Lakes. However this is the first one I have ever needed to paint. I think it was the sky that first caught my interest and that red roof certainly sealed the deal.

Coastal Storm

Coastal Storm

Coastal Storm

16 x 20 Oil on canvas

We spent a few stressful days parked on the coast near Boston while hurricane Sandy came up and around us. I’m not sure if that’s why I needed to paint this picture but I do know that when I saw the photo that inspired this work I needed to paint it and paint it soon.

Anna’s Lily

Anna's Lily

Anna’s Lily

16 x 20 Oil on canvas

Isn’t the internet wonderful? Even though I’m in southern Ontario and Anna and her garden live across the country in Langley BC I am able to enjoy the amazing colors she has created in her gardens around her home. I was especially taken with this lily.
Thanks Anna.

Glorious Morning

Glorious Morning

Glorious Morning

12 x 16 Oil On Double Primed Oil Painting Paper

One morning, during a recent holiday in Toronto, we are walking our dogs and there, growing out of the concrete and pavement were the most beautiful flowers.

Desert Blooms

Desert Blooms

Desert Blooms

16 x 20 Oil on canvas board

We are approaching mid February and here in the desert in southwestern Arizona it is spring. Over the past couple of weeks we have watched the desert begin to bloom. This painting celebrates spring in the Yuma Desert

Antonito’s Fruita Y Verdura

Antonito's Fruita Y Verdura

Antonito’s Fruita Y Verdura

16 x 20 Oil on canvas board

During the winter of 2010/2011 my friend Cindy travelled South Amercia. When she returned to Canada she brought me a photograph of this local Buenos Airies fruit and vegetable (Fruita y Verduras) market and suggested I might want to paint it. I think this is probably the toughest painting I have ever done, there is so much detail. Thanks for the challenge Cindy.