Category Archives: Plein aire painting

Last Light on New Leaves

I was on the Pitt River quite late for this one and this was my second that session. I had to work fast to get this, trying to capture the streaming light before the sun went down. Also the blossom … Continue reading

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Lost Logs and Deadfall

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Tide’s Out

The Pitt River has a fresh water source and comes down into the Fraser which then goes to the Straight of Georgia which is salt water and where the tides come from. It would never be too deep for me … Continue reading

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Evening on the Pitt River in Early Spring

I painted this a couple of weeks ago and will start to add pieces I’ve been working on this spring as I have a few now that I like. I don’t get keepers very often when I go out but … Continue reading

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Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge 2013

I’ve just been home from the second annual outdoor painting challenge that Opus Art Supplies put on and had a great time despite the weather. I decided to see if I could paint a bright cheery painting as the day … Continue reading

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Shallow Channel Along the Coquitlam River

This was one of those perfect sunny days that had me out and down at the river trying to capture the moment.

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Evening Light on the Coquitlam River

I’ve started going down to the river at the end of my street. I thought I would try and capture the start of fall although we don’t get the spectacular colors. As the cottonwoods that line the banks of the … Continue reading

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Sunflowers at the Coquitlam Community Gardens

This is one of a series of en plein air sunflower paintings I did at my local community gardens. These have been so much fun to paint. I have this piece going up for auction later in the week. To … Continue reading

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Artichoke in Bloom

A couple of weeks ago I went down to the local community gardens and found this lovely artichoke in full bloom. I think as a rule they never get to this point as they are picked early for consumption. I … Continue reading

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Long Beach Tofino

This was painted on one of my last days in the Tofino area, this islet is at the north end of Long Beach where at high tide the water would surround this spot. To view more paintings from my trip, … Continue reading

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