Sunday, February 28, 2010

March 5 from 6-9pm EST

Please make an effort to join me on March 5 from 6-9pm for a one-of-a-kind web exhibition opening. Please bookmark this URL and be there :) http://www.marayagalleries.com/welcome.htm


What is in store?

  • More than 30 paintings to choose from - priced to sell!
  • Hourly prizes
  • Grand prize of winning your purchase for free!
  • (Win miniature canvas paintings or win your purchase)
  • Painted guests (guess who they are and win)
  • Live chat, video and Twitter (ask all the questions you want before you buy)
  • A selection of wonderful Jazz to listen to
  • A design that will set the bar for online galleries (Thank you Maraya Galleries)

But you have to be there! The exhibition will be on until April 2, but the fun will be had on Friday March 5 from 6-9pm. You can't miss it!. Also PLEASE Tweete, Facebook and email everyone you know to be there. The more people, the more fun we will have! Of course I would like to be shipping the 30+ paintings on Monday, but we will have fun along the way.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Creek in Winter

I have been busy painting up a storm in my studio and keeping some of these as surprises for when I finally open up my online gallery. It will be a sort of cyber-opening so I will expect all to grab a glass of wine and go through the works once it is ready. I will, of course, send invitations to all who are following this blog.

Creek in Winter, 5"x4" Oil on Canvas board.

I didn't want to leave the blog idle though, so here is a small work that I did yesterday.





Last winter I went on a plein air session in the Niagara Falls area and stopped to sketch this creek as it was thawing. I took some reference photos for future use as well. I picked this photo up yesterday and played with a sombre split complementary to interpret the scene. Colour and music! Nothing can covey a mood any better.