I woke early on this summer morning, and got the beach in time to greet the sun. The tide was on it’s way out, leaving ripples in the sand; and the ambivalent feeling that everything was brand new, while at the same time, just the same as it had been forever.
The original 10×12″ acrylic on canvas painting may be purchased here.
I based this painting on a photo I took looking Westward from Bear Hill on the Saanich Peninsula. It was January, and despite the bright light from the low hanging sun, there was a chill in the air.
The original 10×12″ acrylic on canvas painting is available here.
I was struck by the reflections of the rocks in the still water this early summer morning – the way the light was hitting them from the side and reflecting underneath made them appear like floating orbs and saucers.
The original 10×12″ painting is not for sale. Please enquire by email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in buying a print.
This is a painting that was commissioned by a customer who had spent time every summer with their family at the Sea Edge Motel in Parksville, BC for over 45 years.
I’ve spent time on holiday with my family in Parksville too, so I understand the magic of that place. As I painted this, I was reminded of long summer days in the warm shallows of the beach; where if I took the time to look down on my long stroll out to the water’s edge at low tide, I’d always find minnows darting this way and that, and a crab or a sand dollar sauntering about their business.
Prints are available on canvas or on paper.
There is such a feeling of contentment that comes on a warm summer night, especially when the golden sun is casting its last hard light on the warm colours of a sultry arbutus tree at the water’s edge of a lush forest on Saltspring Island
Did you know I do commissions? This painting was created based on a request for a larger, 48×48″ version of an earlier painting of mine, Arbutus at Southey Point, that had been sold to another buyer. You can read more about my commission guidelines here.
48×48″ Canvas Prints are available here.