This is the right half of a diptych , summer '12. Entirely fabricated from nothing. 20''high +/-.
A scene made from a photo I took while traveling. Proportions and colours are only close. If I need accuracy I have the photo. 16" high +/-.
Comox dock is a favorite subject. I used to live close by. 16x20
This is from a photo but the background is invented. It's a work in progress. 16x20 or so.
Here is a bigger one made mostly from a photo and also still in progress. I guess I often do this. It will be essentially complete and go out of mind for a while. After it comes back into my sight I see things that need emphasis or maybe I've been chintzy with colour. Then I get out my BOLD brush.
After several decades I am still making paintings and drawings and I can't seem to stop. I blame my parents. My brother and I won a prize for a painting we made at age 9 or 10 and I have always liked the attention. I studied and taught karate for 20 years and all my students still fear and obey me, I wish my kids would at least obey me.