Cashing in on Creativity Podcast
“On the Rocks” 16″x16″ oil on canvas
A little painting of freshly poured fine Rye. Whiskey connoisseurs don’t fret. The droplets on the table are melted shards of ice… not spilled 18 year old Wisers.
I am very pleased and honoured to have received an award from the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society for my painting, ‘The Last Glass’. Congratulations to all the other artists who were recognized and chosen to participate in the 2019 NOAPS Spring Online International Exhibition.
Visit www.noaps.org and check out all the amazing art.
A Fireside Lounge BFAA Members Exhibition
Wednesday May 1 to Tuesday 28, 2019 Art Gallery of Burlington
I had a good time helping these ladies hang all these great paintings on Wednesday. They went fairly easy on me (‘the new guy’). I think it’s because I could reach pretty high.
My grandfather was able to fix almost anything. Sitting down usually, and smoking his pipe, he would calmly tinker at his repair projects in the driveway or at the kitchen table. When he needed a tool or a part he would provide me with pin point directions and send me off to his garage to retrieve whatever he needed. Eager to help, I would have to navigate past disassembled engines, a boat, tires, tool boxes and various other obstacles in order to make my way to the work bench. Amongst the cornucopia of tools and hardware cluttering every square inch of horizontal surface I would have to find, for instance, a 7/16” spanner. It would usually take me two or three trips, each time obtaining a more detailed description of the tool and it’s location, before I was successful at locating it.
At times I stood lost in that dimly lit garage and would say to myself, “Why couldn’t he just ask me for the Red Pipe Wrench?”
I was happy to be part of this great event at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Lots of amazing talent there amongst all the guilds!
When you slice open a lime there is usually something good that is going to follow. It could be a garnish to enhance a cocktail or a cool drink, an ingredient for a marinade, or a great addition to a salad or vegetable dish. Limes smell good, taste good and look great. Just a ‘happy fruit!
I included the Japanese Sandoku knife in this painting because of it’s broad blade design within a short length, which worked out perfectly to capture the reflection of the limes.
The bottle is empty and ‘The Last Glass’ is all that remains.
We received this bottle as a special gift. Now that I am finished using it as a reference for this painting… it’s finally ‘Tasting Time!’
A few years ago my wife Mary and I along with six great friends, enjoyed a fantastic trip to wine country in California. I collected many corks from some of the wines we enjoyed and the different wineries that we we visited. I decided to put them in a pile and paint them.