I enjoy oil painting, but it can take up a lot of space, and a lot of time, and can be quite messy. Watercolor seems to be a simpler way of painting lately, and is becoming quite fun, the more I get the hang of it. That said, I've been experimenting with knife painting in oils, which has proven to be much simpler and cleaner.
I've recently started a series of flower paintings in oil, of many different sizes. I've also been taking my oil paints out "en plein air", which has been challenging but fun.
Black Eyed Susans - 16" x 20" - $740
The painting above is part of a series of flower paintings I have been working on for an upcoming show in May of 2019 at Gallery Nineteen Nineteen.
The four 4"x5" knife paintings above were submitted for inclusion in Argyle Fine Art's 2018 Pre-Shrunk show. "Pansy" was chosen to be included in the show.
The four 6"x6" paintings above were created for a show at Roundhill Studio in Annapolis Royal.
Stargazer Lillies - 22"x28" - $1,332
The 2 paintings above were painted during the Lunenburg Art Gallery's "Paint Sea on Site" event, which I will be attending again this year on July 21-22, 2018.
"Dunes" - 8"x16" - NOT FOR SALE
"Naufrage Harbour" - 12"x24" - $625
The 2 paintings above were painted during the Montague Plein Air Festival.
The paintings above are part of my recent "Water Play" series. These paintings include some of my favourite people; family and friends. All are on 4"x5" gallery wrapped canvas, with the edges painted black.
The paintings above were done at the Lunenburg "A Brush of Autumn Color" event, experimenting with knife painting.
"Pink Daisies" - 12"x12" - $390
"Orchids" - 16"x16" - $610
Check out the YouTube videos I made showing the painting process for these flower paintings: