my painting process

I really don’t know what I will paint from one painting to another.
For over a decade, I had the inspiration of
a magnificent walnut tree in the front yard.

Having recently moved to Campbell River, I now seek my inspiration along the seawall or exploring the light, along winding trails through old growth forests.

Early in the morning and again after the evening meal are my favourite times to paint, spending anywhere from 40 – 60 hours per painting.

I used to paint in watercolour, but my works were too hyper-realistic, so to loosen things up, I thought I’d experiment with Gouache… finally I feel like I’m starting to find some legs here.