"Reflections" is an expressive series of landscapes reflected in water.
"Reflections" is an expressive series of landscapes reflected in water.

 

River Drifting

Acrylic on canvas    

36" x 24"

 

Water is an important aspect of my work painted in an expressive manner. In "Reflections" I eliminated the shoreline and countryside and focused on the movement of water and the way colour and light is reflected.

I build layers of acrylic glaze to add depth and apply various gels and mediums. Working with palette knives and brushes, I add and scrape away paint, pour and drip to get the desired effect.  Due to our long Saskatchewan winters, I work mainly from photographs and remembered response to a time and place.

It may seem odd for a prairie dweller to paint water,  but I live on a lake and my home province, as most of Canada,  has hundreds of lakes. I have made several trips  to Caribbean Islands and have an appreciation for this life-sustaining element.  My country, as do many, has a less than proud history of how we use our waterways.  When my lake was declared unfit for swimming a few summer's ago, I was prompted to respond with a show "Cry Me a River" in Fort Qu'Appelle in July, 2014.  I hope my work will challenge the viewer's  notion of landscape and management of  this resource. 

 

River Drifting II
River Drifting II

Acrylic on canvas    

48" x 36"

Rocky Shore With Pines
Rocky Shore With Pines

Acrylic on canvas

30" x 40"

Autumn and Indigo
Autumn and Indigo

Acrylic on canvas    

30" x 40"

Autumn Reflections
Autumn Reflections

Acrylic on canvas

16" x 20"

Northern Shore
Northern Shore

Acrylic on canvas

16" x 20" 

December Reflections
December Reflections

Acrylic on canvas    

36" x 48"

Turbulence
Turbulence

Acrylic on canvas    

24" x 18"

Private Collection

Harbour Reflection
Harbour Reflection

Acrylic on canvas    

30" x 40"

Private Collection

Pier Reflection
Pier Reflection

Acrylic on canvas   

30" x 40"

Summer Reflections
Summer Reflections

Acrylic on canvas    

30" x 40"

Private Collection

A No Wind Kind of Day
A No Wind Kind of Day

Acrylic on canvas    

18" x 24"

How Could I Resist
How Could I Resist

Acrylic on canvas     

12" x 16"

Private Collection

Oh, So Canada
Oh, So Canada

Acrylic on board      

12" x 16"

Private Collection

Shoreline Reeds Reflection
Shoreline Reeds Reflection

Acrylic on canvas

36" x 18"

Private Collection

Surfacing
Surfacing

Acrylic on canvas

30" x 40"

"Reflections" is an expressive series of landscapes reflected in water.
River Drifting II
Rocky Shore With Pines
Autumn and Indigo
Autumn Reflections
Northern Shore
December Reflections
Turbulence
Harbour Reflection
Pier Reflection
Summer Reflections
A No Wind Kind of Day
How Could I Resist
Oh, So Canada
Shoreline Reeds Reflection
Surfacing
"Reflections" is an expressive series of landscapes reflected in water.

 

River Drifting

Acrylic on canvas    

36" x 24"

 

Water is an important aspect of my work painted in an expressive manner. In "Reflections" I eliminated the shoreline and countryside and focused on the movement of water and the way colour and light is reflected.

I build layers of acrylic glaze to add depth and apply various gels and mediums. Working with palette knives and brushes, I add and scrape away paint, pour and drip to get the desired effect.  Due to our long Saskatchewan winters, I work mainly from photographs and remembered response to a time and place.

It may seem odd for a prairie dweller to paint water,  but I live on a lake and my home province, as most of Canada,  has hundreds of lakes. I have made several trips  to Caribbean Islands and have an appreciation for this life-sustaining element.  My country, as do many, has a less than proud history of how we use our waterways.  When my lake was declared unfit for swimming a few summer's ago, I was prompted to respond with a show "Cry Me a River" in Fort Qu'Appelle in July, 2014.  I hope my work will challenge the viewer's  notion of landscape and management of  this resource. 

 

River Drifting II

Acrylic on canvas    

48" x 36"

Rocky Shore With Pines

Acrylic on canvas

30" x 40"

Autumn and Indigo

Acrylic on canvas    

30" x 40"

Autumn Reflections

Acrylic on canvas

16" x 20"

Northern Shore

Acrylic on canvas

16" x 20" 

December Reflections

Acrylic on canvas    

36" x 48"

Turbulence

Acrylic on canvas    

24" x 18"

Private Collection

Harbour Reflection

Acrylic on canvas    

30" x 40"

Private Collection

Pier Reflection

Acrylic on canvas   

30" x 40"

Summer Reflections

Acrylic on canvas    

30" x 40"

Private Collection

A No Wind Kind of Day

Acrylic on canvas    

18" x 24"

How Could I Resist

Acrylic on canvas     

12" x 16"

Private Collection

Oh, So Canada

Acrylic on board      

12" x 16"

Private Collection

Shoreline Reeds Reflection

Acrylic on canvas

36" x 18"

Private Collection

Surfacing

Acrylic on canvas

30" x 40"

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