LIGHTING IN A BOTTLE
I've been very much enjoying painting boats inside bottles over the last few years, so I'm going to shake things up and paint a lighthouse inside the bottle this time! The fabulous background is from a trip to Grand Manan Island in the Bay of Fundy.
Play in Progress
Here are some progress shots of the painting that I'm currently playing on (I don't call it artwork because it's too much fun to create). The most recent shots are at the beginning, so just scroll to see how the painting came together. Click on the image to see a larger version.
We're joining this show already in progress! I've been doing a lousy job keeping this page up to date so here's a current progress image of my latest boat in a bottle painting, this time a voyageur canoe with passengers against the background of Burleigh Falls.
MGA SPORTSCAR COMMISSION
I'm taking a break from the snowy owl painting to play on a commission. A short while back, a gentleman approached me at one of my shows to ask if I'd be interested in doing a commission. He'd seen my painting of the old Volkswagen microbus, and wanted to know if I could do something similar with his MGA sportscar.
To personalize it, I worked with him to come up with a concept for the painting that showed his car parked in his driveway with lots of colourful Autumn leaves in behind. He also wanted to incorporate some his home, so I've put the reflection of his log home on the side of the car. In fact, it's so personal that we've even included his beloved family dog waiting patiently to go for a ride in the car!
Just as I was thinking about getting back into painting, a friend of mine posted an awesome picture of a snowy owl online, and I was inspired! This will be a big painting (30" by 22"), and will depict a rural agricultural scene with lots of split-rail fences!