These are acrylic paintings (44″ x 28″) I painted in 1988. I was trying to be very in between.
I tried to make something that was a landscape and a still life, painting and photograph, that may or may not have a narrative, be flat and have depth, be of many parts and of a single whole. The unresolved tensions create an uncertainty that is like the moment of awareness. As we pass through thresholds we become aware of the differences and similarities of the two states.
This is a painting that combines two moments that were 15 minutes apart. I climbed Humpridge over Te Waewae Bay to Okaka Lodge and waited for sunrise. We are looking south from the southern most part of the South Island of New Zealand towards the Antarctic.
This is a sketch of the alder and maple trees on the Point Grey shoreline.
Sketching helps me think about basic shapes and colours.
Lake Marian sketch
These are the colours of the sketch. The colours of the backround are on the top of the chart. The colours of the foreground are on the bottom.
This is the start of the full size painting.
This is the completed painting Lake Marian.
These are the colours of the finished painting. The colours of the background hills are on the top of the chart. The colours of the foreground water are on the bottom.
Juniper Point Jumpers sketch
I did these two sketches of the arbutus in Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver. They helped me paint “Arbutus”.
Arbutus | 2011 | Acrylic on board, 44" x 28" | Price available upon request.