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Painting Demonstration

Saturday the 3rd I gave a painting Demonstration at Petley Jones Gallery here in Vancouver. I admit to having a little case of the jitters seeing as I have never done anything like this before, but it turned out to be a cool experience. The turn out was modest (maybe half a dozen to ten at any given time, twenty to thirty in total), which was probably a good thing – a lot of people might have wigged me out!

More Opening

 

Here are a few more photos from my opening. Thanks to all who came out and made it a great night.

Opening

Opening

The opening was very cool (despite being a half hour late – thanks BC Ferries!), and well attended. The show was hung beautifully and really blew my mind. Pictured are my two favorite girls. I’ll post some more pics when I get a chance.

Show up and ready

Show up and ready

The show is hung and ready! Judging by this photo it looks great. Now all I have to do is sit around and deal with the pre-show jitters.

Paintings delivered

Paintings delivered

Here is one of the last few pieces that were all delivered safely (though not without incident), yesterday to Petley Jones Gallery for Thursday’s opening. This view is not too far from my house and looks down from Gospel Rock back to Gambier Island in Howe Sound. The Pacific Coast Ranges can be seen in the background.

Shadowplay

Shadowplay

So this is the last of the large pieces (30×36) for my show in May at Petley Jones Gallery here in Vancouver. The scene is of Howe Sound from Langdale, which is not too far from where I live. Even though there is plenty of movement with the clouds clearing after a storm, this piece has a nice sense of serenity about it. The plan is to do three more smallish pieces before the opening; May 1st. Yikes!

Shadowplay

Shadowplay

So this is the last of the large pieces (30×36) for my show in May at Petley Jones Gallery here in Vancouver. The scene is of Howe Sound from Langdale, which is not too far from where I live. Even though there is plenty of movement with the clouds clearing after a storm, this piece has a nice sense of serenity about it. The plan is to do three more smallish pieces before the opening; May 1st. Yikes!

Diptych rework

Diptych rework

So this diptych, which I posted a while back as “Caulfield Vista”, was at my brother’s place for a couple of weeks while he was building frames for it. when I got it back, I noticed a couple of things I wanted to tweak. Famous last words. What started as a little touch up has grown to major reworking! How far this is going to go, I’m not entirely sure. The color of the ocean was the first thing to change, then one of the trees in foreground that had been bugging me had to go. Now I’m adding more clouds to horizon…..ugh! I feel like a dog chasing my tail. Maybe I should have left it alone.

Summer Run Cove

Summer Run Bay

This is a new one for my show at Petley Jones Gallery. The scene is a little cove on Quadra Island, BC. At low tide the cove is high and dry.

Caulfield Vista

Caulfield Vista

So that’s it. Diptych in the books now. This piece will feature in my spring show at Petley Jones gallery here in Vancouver. Right now it’s up in my living room and looks pretty awesome – going to be kind of sad to see it go.