Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nothing Gold Can Stay

48 x 36 feet, acrylic on Cradled wood panel.

The title for this piece is from a Robert Frost Poem.  

Robert Frost, 1874 - 1963

Nature’s first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf’s a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.

 

FOR SALE, in artist's collection$3300 Canadian.

Foremost
Foremost

Foremost

Foremost, Acrylic on Canvas,  48 x 36    SOLD

My grandmother Catherine was born near Foremost, Alberta.  Those prairie towns have the best, optimistic names.  Yet it wasn't an easy place for those farmers.   When you visit the old farmstead you still see vast acres of land, with few fences.  I like the way the clouds billow in.   It makes you realize that we are just a small part of the entire picture.  

 

Thanks to Bluerock Gallery this painting has a new Home!

Sun Shadows
Sun Shadows

Sun Shadows    48 x 36  Acrylic on Canvas

"I lift up my eyes.."   One of the reasons why I am a landscape painter is the connection and emotion that the land gives to me.    I feel a part of something which is beyond myself.  I recognize the sacredness of these different spaces and try to catch that spiritualism in my paintings.

 

Available from Artist.   $3300

More Than Meets the Eye
More Than Meets the Eye

More Than Meets the Eye, acrylic on Canvas,  36 x 48.

The sky isn't a flat plane, it's a dome.  The clearness of the this sky is contrasted by the shadow lands below. 

This painting is available through artist.

Nurtured by The Golden Sun
Nurtured by The Golden Sun

Nurtured By the Golden Sun   36 x 60.

I was driving on my way home when I had to pull over to take this picture.   The colours in the sky were amazing.   The photo was taken in Nose Hill Park, which is close to my home.    I like the abstract quality of this painting--where the paint surface is built up.

This painting is available through artist

Fantasy My Sky
Fantasy My Sky

Fantasy, My Sky24 x 30Acrylic on Canvas

James Keelaghan has a song called, "Under My Skies".  That is what I was thinking when I painted this one.   Under my skies there is a lot of prairie drama.   There is movement, change and colour.    This painting received First Place, Fantasy landscapes at American Artist Awards, 2013.  

Available at Mountain Gallery.

Through  SOLD
Through SOLD

Through,  Acrylic Canvas Glued to Board18x24   

I painted this when I was away from home.  Sometimes that distance is important in a painting.  When I am elsewhere I get homesick for my skies.    This is a common motif that occurs in my work-- windbreaks of trees set against the Sky. The break in the trees acts like a portal into what is beyond. 

Thanks toMountain Galleries this painting now has a home.

High Summer
High Summer

High Summer,   Acrylic on Canvas,  24" x 36" $1800

I love painting those billowing clouds as they swing across the sky.  There might be the promise of rain in them.  In this picture I was focusing on the aerial perspective, in both the landscape and the sky-scape.  The brush strokes are bold and the paint thick.  This is how I like to paint. 

 

Above it All
Above it All

Above it All 12 x 16 Acrylic on Frederix Linen Panel $800

The trees are leaning in for the drama.   The clouds are gathering.  

For this painting I was experimenting with a new substrate.   Although linen is more expensive, it is a beautiful surface to paint on.   I like how the paint piles up onto of the support.   In this painting I was also experimenting with using a limited palette.  I used orange and Blue, focusing on the neutrals that those two colours created. 

 

 

Looking Beyond
Looking Beyond

Looking Beyond24 x 28Acrylic on Canvas $1800

I am inspired by the land around me.   Many of my paintings are based on Nosehill Park, which is located a few km from my home.  It also is right in the city of Calgary, Alberta.  In this image the trees group together at the top of the hill.   By prairie standards, they are tall.  Yet,as they are dwarfed by the clouds and sky above, you end up looking beyond.

This painting is available at Rouge Gallery.

Bigger Than
Bigger Than

Bigger Than 20 x 28   Acrylic on Canvas  

I am in love with those Alberta Skies.   They go forever.   These are the skies I live under and could paint forever.   There is a life time of inspiration in them.

Available through artist.

Nothing Gold Can Stay
Foremost
Sun Shadows
More Than Meets the Eye
Nurtured by The Golden Sun
Fantasy My Sky
Through  SOLD
High Summer
Above it All
Looking Beyond
Bigger Than
Nothing Gold Can Stay

48 x 36 feet, acrylic on Cradled wood panel.

The title for this piece is from a Robert Frost Poem.  

Robert Frost, 1874 - 1963

Nature’s first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf’s a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.

 

FOR SALE, in artist's collection$3300 Canadian.

Foremost

Foremost

Foremost, Acrylic on Canvas,  48 x 36    SOLD

My grandmother Catherine was born near Foremost, Alberta.  Those prairie towns have the best, optimistic names.  Yet it wasn't an easy place for those farmers.   When you visit the old farmstead you still see vast acres of land, with few fences.  I like the way the clouds billow in.   It makes you realize that we are just a small part of the entire picture.  

 

Thanks to Bluerock Gallery this painting has a new Home!

Sun Shadows

Sun Shadows    48 x 36  Acrylic on Canvas

"I lift up my eyes.."   One of the reasons why I am a landscape painter is the connection and emotion that the land gives to me.    I feel a part of something which is beyond myself.  I recognize the sacredness of these different spaces and try to catch that spiritualism in my paintings.

 

Available from Artist.   $3300

More Than Meets the Eye

More Than Meets the Eye, acrylic on Canvas,  36 x 48.

The sky isn't a flat plane, it's a dome.  The clearness of the this sky is contrasted by the shadow lands below. 

This painting is available through artist.

Nurtured by The Golden Sun

Nurtured By the Golden Sun   36 x 60.

I was driving on my way home when I had to pull over to take this picture.   The colours in the sky were amazing.   The photo was taken in Nose Hill Park, which is close to my home.    I like the abstract quality of this painting--where the paint surface is built up.

This painting is available through artist

Fantasy My Sky

Fantasy, My Sky24 x 30Acrylic on Canvas

James Keelaghan has a song called, "Under My Skies".  That is what I was thinking when I painted this one.   Under my skies there is a lot of prairie drama.   There is movement, change and colour.    This painting received First Place, Fantasy landscapes at American Artist Awards, 2013.  

Available at Mountain Gallery.

Through SOLD

Through,  Acrylic Canvas Glued to Board18x24   

I painted this when I was away from home.  Sometimes that distance is important in a painting.  When I am elsewhere I get homesick for my skies.    This is a common motif that occurs in my work-- windbreaks of trees set against the Sky. The break in the trees acts like a portal into what is beyond. 

Thanks toMountain Galleries this painting now has a home.

High Summer

High Summer,   Acrylic on Canvas,  24" x 36" $1800

I love painting those billowing clouds as they swing across the sky.  There might be the promise of rain in them.  In this picture I was focusing on the aerial perspective, in both the landscape and the sky-scape.  The brush strokes are bold and the paint thick.  This is how I like to paint. 

 

Above it All

Above it All 12 x 16 Acrylic on Frederix Linen Panel $800

The trees are leaning in for the drama.   The clouds are gathering.  

For this painting I was experimenting with a new substrate.   Although linen is more expensive, it is a beautiful surface to paint on.   I like how the paint piles up onto of the support.   In this painting I was also experimenting with using a limited palette.  I used orange and Blue, focusing on the neutrals that those two colours created. 

 

 

Looking Beyond

Looking Beyond24 x 28Acrylic on Canvas $1800

I am inspired by the land around me.   Many of my paintings are based on Nosehill Park, which is located a few km from my home.  It also is right in the city of Calgary, Alberta.  In this image the trees group together at the top of the hill.   By prairie standards, they are tall.  Yet,as they are dwarfed by the clouds and sky above, you end up looking beyond.

This painting is available at Rouge Gallery.

Bigger Than

Bigger Than 20 x 28   Acrylic on Canvas  

I am in love with those Alberta Skies.   They go forever.   These are the skies I live under and could paint forever.   There is a life time of inspiration in them.

Available through artist.

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