Amethyst Sapphires (Delphiniums)

Every now and then I start a painting that I stall on.  This rather large acrylic painting of Delphinium is certainly one of those.  And I have finally figured out why.  It is complex.  When I begin a painting,  I complete a loose sketch for scale.  As I begin to paint I finesse the base sketch as I go along - if needed to differentiate between areas. With this painting is very difficult to differentiate between each petal.  The colors are vibrant and deep making it very challenging to understand what the shapes and shades are doing.  Good thing I know a thing or two about structure of Delphinium and painting flowers.

I love this colors of this one, all the magenta, purples and prussian blue with the yellow-green background.   I have to exaggerate the colors to develop the depth I am attempting to create.  And really, using my artistic license and modifying the colors is the fun part.


Saint David's Annual Art Show and Sale

The Saint David’s United Church Men’s Group holds an annual art show and sale that not only supports local artists but also injects much-needed funds back into the community.  This is an excellent opportunity to see quality artwork and support a very good cause! I am pleased to be participating in this Art Show and Sale again this year.  Things have been pretty busy for me with hanging my show "Full Spectrum" at the Imperial (still showing until November 14th).  So, I have been busily painting away for this event.

Below are three of the four paintings I will be exhibiting.   The fourth painting, well is still a work in progress.  It is a large acrylic painting of Delphinium. Stay tuned... this will most likely be my next blog post.

Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th

7 Gondola Point Road


Hope to see you there!