Painting

Back to Realism

After spending some time with different forms I decided to create an old fashioned realism painting. Having taken numerous photographs of the Vancouver skyline of late I used that for inspiration. Sunsets around the city have always been spectacular. The bright bold colours are used by a multitude of artists around the area. I decided to use a sunset taken during the smoggy forest fire season, as the colours were glowing in an eerily sci-fi orange. The medium I used was acrylic…. again. I decided to insert snowy mountains instead of the seasonal green for added effect. I mainly used a palette knife and brush. The frame was made using a standard angle saw and wood from home depot; with adhesive to ceil.

Don’t get Lippy with Me

We got some new artwork delivered to the office a few months back. Several pieces were photographs of lips, pulling different expressions. Simple but I loved it. I grabbed my paints last weekend and spent a few hours throwing together a colourful interruption of this work. The end product was a bit cartoony… bit someone bought it so I retract my criticism. The piece was put together rather quickly. 2 hours using acrylic and chalk. Im not sure Im going to use the splatter effect for much longer as it doesn’t feel like my style. Still Im glad I experimented with it for a period.

David Attenborough I Salute You

Another one finished. So this painting took me a few months to complete. The layers and different mediums used meant it had to be done in stages. The main mediums are Acrylic, Gesso and Spray Paint (using spray paint makes me cool right?). Im not a portrait painting person but this man is my idol, through and through. Hope David approves. #davidattenborough#blueplanet2 #planetearth2

Texture Painting Experimentation

First attempt at #acrylic #texturepainting. The idea was to use my hands and a palette knife. There’s a lot of technique that I’ll change for the next time but I’m pretty pleased with the result. The idea was to be as minimalistic as possible. Research lead me to a few artists who’s work I enjoyed but the overall outcome used my own techniques.


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Some painting to love

Currently boarding a train heading for YVR airport. Destination? Vegas! Can’t wait to see the amazing architecture, lights, desert and tackle the Black Jack tables to see if I really am Rainman material.

As it’s my mothers birthday in a few weeks, and with Mother’s Day on the horizon, I decided to do something special for her; as I don’t have to rely on the dreaded Canada Post to deliver it.

Combining New Media design, photography and acrylic painting I created a tribute to the late George Michael. The design was inspired by various other renowned artists such as Vincent Van Gough, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. It also draws from the pop art / pop culture era during which Wham stormed across the globe, creating hype around the band and George Michael himself. 

My mother is more than a deadicated fan of George’s. She is obsessed! I wanted to create a loud and fun centre piece design that could be mounted in one of the main rooms back home. The piece took roughly two weeks of late nights to complete. Let’s keep our fingers crossed she’s as much a fan of the painting as of the man himself. 

Love you mam

A birthday surprise!

As my mothers birthday looms large on the horizon I decided to do something special for the person who’s always been there for me. As one of her idols sadly passed away this year I thought it fitting to do something for her commemorating his memory. I have fond memories of George Michael growing up. Listening to jitterbug while my mother read me bedtime stories. I hope this new media acrylic canvas painting will do his memory proud and make my mother smile on her special day. He said it best…… Everybody needs somebody to love. We salute you George.

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