Explored: Vancouver Skyline

Posted on 12th April 2013 in explored

When I was traveling through Europe I was working on a lot of sketches, mostly due to the fact that carrying three small sketch books was a lot easier than buying/selling canvases at every destination I went to. I also sketch a lot.

I was feeling/still am feeling they’re very architecturally aligned, so I’ve been working on a way to unite these sketches with a painting. After posting Hunter’s Game, I had an inquiry from an acquaintance about possibly doing a commission piece of the Vancouver skyline, and this instantly sparked many creative juices and connected the two dots I’ve been trying to find a way to connect for a while.

Vancouver Skyline is a triptych, a three-piece meant to be displayed together, traditionally found in altar pieces with hinges and the lot. These don’t have hinges, and no religious significance, but here they are none-the-less.

Each canvas is 122 x 91.5 cm ( 4 x 3 ft).

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Explored: Hunters Game

Posted on 28th February 2013 in explored

Hiding in the northern BC recently, naturally I’d wake in the middle of the evenings in frightful terror of wild beasts and gloriously epic battles of human strength and animal instinct… Or maybe I just watch a lot of movies.

My latest paintings are titled Hunters Game. These three paintings are an exploration of the animal inside of us all. Perhaps we adapt some animal traits just as animals may adapt some traits of humans. What would the world be like if crows sat atop their trees and picked us off with bow & arrows?

These three paintings were made with a mixture of acrylic paint, spray paint, charcoal, oil pastels, and tar pavement treatment. It took three evenings to complete the three paintings, which were painted side by side.

These items are for sale in my store.

 

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