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Recent Painting – Sunset on Calm Waters at Sproat Lake

Our first trip out of the season, we explored all the nooks and crannies of the shoreline near our campsite on Kayaks. Coming back from the petroglyphs, I stopped at this spot for a while, and vowed to come back when the sun was closer to the horizon. When I did, the water was still, and the light gave the sky and water’s surface a metallic sheen. I took the photo I based this painting on while bobbing there, gently on the lake.

This original 30×40″ acrylic on canvas painting is available here.

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Recent Painting – Sun on the Rocks at Mount Douglas Beach

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.

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Recent Painting – Tidal Textures at the Sea Edge in Parksville

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.