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 email@example.com 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.
Under a sky laden with forest fire smoke, there was a quiet, other-worldly feel to the muted light and still wind, punctuated by the sound of waves on the stony beach.
The original 18×24″ acrylic on canvas painting has sold, but prints are available on canvas or paper.
Dallas Road winds along the southern edge of Victoria, and goes by Ross Bay. The final resting place of Emily Carr is at a cemetery not far from this spot. It didn’t occur to me that this was the case until after I painted it; but her work has always been a big inspiration, and I’d like to think she’s in this one.
The original 10×12″ acrylic on canvas painting is available for sale at the Gage Gallery at 2031 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC, or you can purchase this online here.