Monday, January 26, 2015

Rocky Lake

Rocky Lake, Manitoba  Oil  9 x 12 in
We used to have a winterized cottage not far from this location where we spent many perfect days doing what you do at the lake, fishing summer and winter, swimming, paddling, exploring, cross country skiing and so much more.  Lately I have these pangs of longing about the North.  I spent over 40 years up there, its really in my blood!

Thursday, January 15, 2015


I've had some interesting interactions with Ravens in the last couple of days. Yesterday one flew to a tree that I was standing beneath and just kind of hung out for awhile, listening to our conversation and occasionally adding a comment!  Then today while on a walk that this painting depicts three Ravens were hanging out near me.  I made some Raven like calls and one of them starting talking back to me. Probably confusing it.

Monday, January 12, 2015

A cold January day

I've posted this pastel painting before and I'm thinking that it expresses perfectly the quality of the day I'm experiencing. Close to -30 Celcius with a bit of wind, ice fog in the air and the sunlight like its coming through obscure glass.