Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Shellmouth en Plein air painting

I've painted from this location before on a number of occasions with my brother Richard present taking photos, Garry Harris, James Dean, Jan Layh, Dean Bauche and others all trying their hand at painting from the subject.  Nothing beats it in my humble opinion, I'll never tire of it as long as I'm able. A great spot where the Assinaboine River takes a turn and lazily continues on her way.

Monday, August 26, 2013

JJ Cale

JJ Cale  Pastel on Paper

I have been a fan of JJ Cale for many years and was greatly saddened to hear of his passing a short while ago.  It was a cathartic experience for me to draw and listen to his wonderful lyrics and guitar playing.  All things must pass, there are those who will miss this amazing bluesman.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Shellmouth Valley

This is a 6 x8 oil on birch plywood painted en plein air at Shellmouth, Mb at our annual
Art Retreat.  I've painted down here on numerous occasions, this time I had two friends with me, Jan Layh who is the facilitator of the event and Hollande Woods.  A wonderful time spent enjoying the moment.