When I was in Art College one of my majors was printmaking, I made screen prints, etching and spent countess hours in the print studio at school. At my gradating year I even won an award as the” print maker … Continue reading
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Labour of love for labour day 2017
Today is Labour day, I feel so blessed not to need a job to live but work on my labour of of love: painting!
A painting a day #30 “center of attraction”
It is a bitterly cold winter day here which made me think of the spring tulips. it will be at least six more months to the tulips in my garden I painted this watercolor to cheer myself up. Hope you … Continue reading
A painting a day #24 ” yellow glow”
My daily painting #24 are these exquisite yellow lilies, they came from a neighbor’s garden near our house. She has many special flowers whenever I pass by her house I had to stop to admire her beautiful garden and the lilies deserved a special mention.
watercolor on 140lb cold press Fabriano paper, 11″x8.5″
A painting a day #21 “Rouge river in Autumn”
During the fall, I love going to the Rouge Valley which is not far from where I live. Usually I go during the week in the afternoon and almost never ran into any one. It was like my … Continue reading
The many lives of my cyclamen plant
I have this Cyclamen plant which I rescued from the compost pile at Allan Gardens in Toronto a few years ago. Once I got home I planted it in a pot with fresh soil and placed at the north facing … Continue reading
Watching the salmon run
This morning I went to look for the salmon at the Rouge Valley which is not far from I live. When I got to the river I did not see any but as I was getting closer I could see … Continue reading
Some days my stars all lined up
Yesterday morning, I got an email from one of the art sites I belong to as I sold a greeting card. later, I returned home and found out I sold a original painting at the other site. Better still, a confirmation email from a TV channel it wants to do a feature on me.
In the evening, one of my watercolors was chosen as the banner for a group I belong on facebook. I went to bed feeling it been a rather eventful day.
Got up this morning was surprised to see the unusual number of emails I had over night. Most was about one photo I upload on flickr, A photo I titled “winter berries” received many thousands views and comments: as it turned out it was feature on Flickr’s explore page. Then another email for another greeting card sold to the same buyer from yesterday!
After lunch I went to mail my painting as I came out from the post office was stopped by the local TV station and interviewed for my opinion on the city’s plan on building subway in my area.
One last email, from the watercolor society the confirmed date for my workshop been sat.( last month out of the blue I was invited to do a master workshop for their members even I don’t anyone in it).
A day in the life of a grasshopper
Since I was a young boy, I love observe the insects like bee, butterflies, dragonflies and grasshoppers. I admire their freedom to move around and without being notice. My latest painting, “a day in the life of a grasshopper” … Continue reading
Rainy day is good for painting
It been raining all day here, I stay home taking a break taking photos of the autumn leaves but to work on my painting. This is the result, “orchid at night” watercolor 10″x14″