Friday, 5 January 2018

Hi George

It is George's Birthday
George is a nice guy.

Happy birthday George and many more.  We would celebrate with you if it wasn't a snow storm and a billion below, but you have a good time anyhow.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Make it So

I have been working on portraits of people that  I like to look at.  I think I got this one but the more I look at it the more it looks like Steve Martin to me.
Make it So
The critic said he recognized it right away but can you trust a man that is waiting for his supper?  I think not.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

The Happiest People in The World

Do you know who are the happiest people in the world - Grandmothers.  Ask them about their children and their faces will light up.  They will tell you story after story about what the 2 year old said.  Iphones were invented for grandmothers to share pictures.  They are very happy.

I was content by this try.  Babies are hard to paint if you are used to adults. At this point I am happy if it looks like a baby and not an old man.   Their proportions are all wrong.  Why don't they grow up?

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Happy New Year

Some of us had a great new year party.  One of us did not.
It all started when I began cooking.   Mully hates the smoke detector and gets into a frenzy when it goes off.  She is beginning to sense earlier and earlier that it is about to make that awful noise and starts panicking.  Unfortunately  I bake by smoke detector. I am capable of burning anything and everything. 

She did join us and presided beautifully at the head of the table.  All was going well until the noise makers came out. 

That didn't go well at all. Almost as bad as the smoke detector.   Sorry Mully next year we`ll go out and leave you alone. 

This is the first painting of 2018 - a quick painting of how sad she is. 
Mully's unfortunate New Year
Happy New year to all and hope you had more fun than Mully

Saturday, 11 November 2017

I remember

Today is Remembrance day in Canada.

I have bought at least 7 poppies, as I have a great capacity for losing them and I have a hard time passing a veteran and not putting money in their box.

I was informed that we do not buy poppies.  We give a donation and the poppy is given.  No donation necessary but can you really take a poppy without giving money?

Each year I paint a picture on this day. 

I Remember
This is my way of honouring the vets and I get a lot of poppies.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Pinch me

I am having an amazing fall, so good that I am pinching myself.

The  first show I participated in was called`To Mr Cohen with Love, sincerely a Friend` at Viva Vida Art Gallery.  Don't you just love the title.  Is there anyone that doesn't adore Leonard Cohen and considered him a friend, especially in Montreal. 

I have mentioned before there are few artists that appeal both to the French and English.  In Montreal he is adored by everyone.  He insisted on being buried in Montreal and any tributes to him would be in Montreal. (it is coming up soon and I don't have tickets). 

I submitted 3 paintings to the show and they were bought by the same person.

This picture is awful but it does show the 3 dots. Those spots of red bring joy to my heart.

Someone at the show liked Hallelujah and was sorry that it was sold (I wasn't) and commissioned a similar painting. 

It was hard to make a similar painting.  Clearly my career as a forger is over.

Even for my own paintings.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Daily Painters Spring challenge

This week's Daily Painters challenge is spring. The other artists painted sweet pictures of birds and flowers, mostly flowers.
This winter has not been kind to Montreal. There was this incident

followed by by an snow storm that left 300 people stranded for 13 hours on the highway.

I don't think the Montreal tourist board will be reposting these videos.  

So unfortunately this is my version of spring.  The trees being tapped for maple syrup, in the snow this weekend March 26.

There will maple syrup on snow and people skiing in shorts. Eventually I will be able to take off my winter tires and spring will come.

I hate maple syrup.