I painted this using a photo I took at Sunrise, on the Ferry on the way to Vancouver from my home in Victoria. The ferry offers a spectacular way to take in sunsets and sunrises, juxtaposed against the changing seascape of the gulf islands
This is part of a series of small paintings in which I’ve been experimenting with the use of texture with heavy body acrylic gel medium.
A collection of 8 of my paintings will be on display as part of a show at Gallery 5 on the fifth floor of the Ministry of Health building here on Blanshard Street in Victoria, BC.
This show is not accessible to the public, but if you are working in health care there is a good chance you might be on the way to or from a meeting on this floor.
My work will be there until October this year.
No artist can hope to claim universal appeal, but it gives me great satisfaction when I see someone connect with one of my paintings, and I see their shoulders loosen, just a little, for a while; perhaps even just a second or two.
During this time, it’s nice to know my work will be there for the people who are working hard to pull us through this pandemic. I’d like to think that at some point, in some small way, someone who is working long hours under tough circumstances might get a moment of relief from the stress of this moment through the experience of my work.
If you are in Victoria, and Christmas has snuck up on you, I just wanted you to know of a few things I have in stock and ready to pick up. If you were to purchase one of these items and select “Local Pickup” as your delivery option, you can come and get them from me, here near Cook and Hillside in Victoria.
As I write this, I have one each of Bear Hill at Sunset from Elk Lake, Giclee prints on canvas:
I also have one 12×24″ Giclee print of Matheson 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.