Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

Coming and Going

Day 30 of the 30 in 30

The last day of the challenge. This coming and going is 

about beginnings and endings. How there are no endings as 

things end they begin again. This has been a wonderful

 journey and I am happy to have shared it.

Sunday, September 29, 2013


Day 29 of the 30 in 30

Only 1 more day. What I am going to do with myself. 

With each ending there are beginnings. I wanted to keep it simple.

 This is of a beautiful beach with miles and miles of beach it is so

 atmospheric when the morning fog starts to burn off. It seem fitting

 as the 30 in 30 draws to a close. These paintings are soon to be

 available through my new website that I am finalizing now.

 Don't things take much longer than you anticipate.

Saturday, September 28, 2013


Day 28 of the 30 in 30

Only 2 more days left and how many have seen. 

Sometimes it feels like no one sees or very few.

 I was asked if it was a plein air painting. Well I love the 

idea of plein air not so much the practice. I prefer to work from

 what  actually is  in front of me but it takes me too long to set up.

 It is like when you see this really great pastural scene of cows grazing.

 You get your easel out, your paint, pallet and brushes, then place

 your board. Then you look up and all the cows have gone home.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Chilly Pepper

Day 27 of the 30 in 30

3 more days this process has been expansive and I may even miss the challenge.

It has been a busy month. It has been wonderful to hear from people following.

Getting out of the comfort zone and stretching those creative muscles.

I have liked the sharing and learning which is something I will continue.

My website is almost complete so these will be available soon.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Next Wave

Day 26 of the 30 in 30

Not many to go now only 4 days left. I have enjoyed being

 pushed to produce one a day. It stops that inner critic from 

saying it is not ready or good enough. It's that sort of ready or 

not this is what I did today. In the area of choosing what to paint;

 it cleans up the design because you only have a limited time.

 For me it has helped to think of these as sketches ;like a comfortable

 plein air painting. No bugs and no sunburn and no travel and setup.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wind Blown

Day 25 of the 30 in 30

I saw this guy in cold February winter escaping from the wind.

This is a Cormorant and I had never been this close before and was surprised by the size.

He stood an impressive 3 feet tall with big webbed feet that were 5 inches in length.

Resting the Dogs

Day 24 of the 30 in 30

It's all about the questions and not so much the answers. I have been trying to

 think of interesting questions to ask fellow bloggers to try to get to know

 them better, that is what I have been pondering all day. Where they get their 

inspiration, what are their interests. Do family friends and real life contribute

 to their creative process and in what way. Are they social extravert thinkers

 or do they need solitude to create. Are they fans of children's animated movies,

secretly. What were they taught as a child that they know as an adult is silly 

and can't believe they thought was true.

 I think I have some questions.

Stay tuned.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sky Pair

Day 23 of the 30 in 30

I am a day behind still working on the website. 

I liked the idea of the boat flying and the reflection of the sky being more important.

I revisited this from a painting I did in watercolour.

It is interesting how we see things different with the passage of time.

Monday, September 23, 2013


Day 22 0f the 30 in 30

It's a big old tree In the middle of a very old graveyard and it sits

over looking back harbour of Chester Nova Scotia. I like graveyards not in a morbid way

I just like the quiet peace and beauty of them. This one I was stuck by this wonderful 

huge tree that seemed to embrace its flock and how it over looked this view

of the Atlantic.

I was busy putting more entries in the website and I did a progression of

 how I did this painting. I just need to figure how to make a slideshow video.