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"Canadian Dew"
©2013, 21.5" by 14.25", Watercolour 

This painting, of a maple leaf covered in droplets of dew, is based on a picture that I took of a leaf that was directly outside of the door of a busy daycare.

The timing couldn’t have been better. Not only had I spotted the leaf before it got trampled by the foot traffic in and out of the door, but I saw it just as I was finishing up another painting, and was beginning to look for a subject for my next one.

It might interest you to know that the background cobble stones are based on a photograph I took of a wall tile in a fast food restaurant in Vaughn, Ontario where there is a wall covered in 12 inch square tiles with small, smooth stones embedded in clear plastic.

When I saw the wall, I immediately thought it would make an ideal background for a painting, yet it would be another month before I found the ideal subject to put in front of it.

Canadian Dew


Reproductions of my art are available printed either on paper or canvas. Both formats are signed by me, the artist, and are high quality, full-colour prints of a high resolution scan or photograph of the original painting. All prints are inspected to ensure that the colours match the source and created using inks that are guaranteed to resist both fading and UV light.


Paper Reproductions

These are printed on high quality paper to give them the look and feel of the original painting. In terms of the dimensions listed, please keep in mind that they are approximate. Since I custom mat and frame the prints myself, I reproduce them at specific sizes so that when they are matted to standard matting dimensions, the mat-board borders are consistent widths on all sides. It’s because of this that I highly recommend that you upgrade to the matted version (seriously, go do it now).


Now, if you've ordered a print that is not a standard sized when matted, then I highly recommend that you go back and order it in a frame. As described in the sister section Frames, I do all my own framing using reclaimed wood and am affordable.


Stretched Canvases

If you want to avoid matting and framing altogether, then I suggest that you order the canvas option. I stretch the canvases myself using reclaimed wood and, with a profile that is an inch and a half thick, the art will make a strong statement on your wall.

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