Simple geometries, & shades of grey.  Simple geometries, & shades of grey.  Simple geometries, & shades of grey. 
Oh those late summer days by the lake. Oh those late summer days by the lake. Oh those late summer days by the lake. Oh those late summer days by the lake. Oh those late summer days by the lake.
Birch grove and dramatic skies; cottage summer scenes. Birch grove and dramatic skies; cottage summer scenes.
It feels like the August long weekend was just yesterday, but alas, now that it’s September 1st summer is unofficially over. 
I’m crossing my fingers for a couple of good early-fall weekends at the lake; some swimming, canoeing, and sipping cocktails on the deck at dusk. And hey, the water is as warm now as it’s going to get all year! It feels like the August long weekend was just yesterday, but alas, now that it’s September 1st summer is unofficially over. 
I’m crossing my fingers for a couple of good early-fall weekends at the lake; some swimming, canoeing, and sipping cocktails on the deck at dusk. And hey, the water is as warm now as it’s going to get all year! It feels like the August long weekend was just yesterday, but alas, now that it’s September 1st summer is unofficially over. 
I’m crossing my fingers for a couple of good early-fall weekends at the lake; some swimming, canoeing, and sipping cocktails on the deck at dusk. And hey, the water is as warm now as it’s going to get all year! It feels like the August long weekend was just yesterday, but alas, now that it’s September 1st summer is unofficially over. 
I’m crossing my fingers for a couple of good early-fall weekends at the lake; some swimming, canoeing, and sipping cocktails on the deck at dusk. And hey, the water is as warm now as it’s going to get all year! It feels like the August long weekend was just yesterday, but alas, now that it’s September 1st summer is unofficially over. 
I’m crossing my fingers for a couple of good early-fall weekends at the lake; some swimming, canoeing, and sipping cocktails on the deck at dusk. And hey, the water is as warm now as it’s going to get all year!

It feels like the August long weekend was just yesterday, but alas, now that it’s September 1st summer is unofficially over. 

I’m crossing my fingers for a couple of good early-fall weekends at the lake; some swimming, canoeing, and sipping cocktails on the deck at dusk. And hey, the water is as warm now as it’s going to get all year!

I’ve been going back-and-forth, deciding whether or not to put in a background to this painting. There’s something so satisfying about the raw brushstrokes against the plain white page, but at the same time, I really liked how the background in Gill’s portrait completed the painting. For now, it is without - if I change my mind, I’ll post an updated version!

Anyway, here he is, my favourite subject, in one of my favourite paintings of him. My portrait style has been moving toward this ‘colour field’ look of late, and I’m really enjoying where it’s going. 

Laurence in Oils, July 2014

Gill sat for this portrait this past spring in our conservatory - I love how the lush green backdrop compliments her fair hair and complexion, not to mention the Hopper and de Lempicka-esque waves and general modern feel to the portrait. I love to paint people, but I don’t often do backgrounds - this time I’m glad I did.

Just a couple film colour shots from Canada Day weekend at the cottage with Laurence. I was sure to drink at least one Caesar per day we were there; if you aren’t Canadian then you probably don’t know what I’m talking about: a Casear is a delicious cocktail similar to a Bloody Mary, but it’s made with Clamato juice instead of tomato juice. Check it out.  Just a couple film colour shots from Canada Day weekend at the cottage with Laurence. I was sure to drink at least one Caesar per day we were there; if you aren’t Canadian then you probably don’t know what I’m talking about: a Casear is a delicious cocktail similar to a Bloody Mary, but it’s made with Clamato juice instead of tomato juice. Check it out.  Just a couple film colour shots from Canada Day weekend at the cottage with Laurence. I was sure to drink at least one Caesar per day we were there; if you aren’t Canadian then you probably don’t know what I’m talking about: a Casear is a delicious cocktail similar to a Bloody Mary, but it’s made with Clamato juice instead of tomato juice. Check it out.  Just a couple film colour shots from Canada Day weekend at the cottage with Laurence. I was sure to drink at least one Caesar per day we were there; if you aren’t Canadian then you probably don’t know what I’m talking about: a Casear is a delicious cocktail similar to a Bloody Mary, but it’s made with Clamato juice instead of tomato juice. Check it out. 

Just a couple film colour shots from Canada Day weekend at the cottage with Laurence. I was sure to drink at least one Caesar per day we were there; if you aren’t Canadian then you probably don’t know what I’m talking about: a Casear is a delicious cocktail similar to a Bloody Mary, but it’s made with Clamato juice instead of tomato juice. Check it out. 

I love that shooting colour film gives my photos a soft grainy fade - much emulated by Instagram filters, though few come close to the real thing. It doesn’t hurt, either, that my friends are BABES and would look great no matter how I photographed them. How ‘bout that juxtaposition of Vanessa’s limbs and the tree limbs? We’re totally getting “limbinal” over here #anthropologyjokes I love that shooting colour film gives my photos a soft grainy fade - much emulated by Instagram filters, though few come close to the real thing. It doesn’t hurt, either, that my friends are BABES and would look great no matter how I photographed them. How ‘bout that juxtaposition of Vanessa’s limbs and the tree limbs? We’re totally getting “limbinal” over here #anthropologyjokes I love that shooting colour film gives my photos a soft grainy fade - much emulated by Instagram filters, though few come close to the real thing. It doesn’t hurt, either, that my friends are BABES and would look great no matter how I photographed them. How ‘bout that juxtaposition of Vanessa’s limbs and the tree limbs? We’re totally getting “limbinal” over here #anthropologyjokes I love that shooting colour film gives my photos a soft grainy fade - much emulated by Instagram filters, though few come close to the real thing. It doesn’t hurt, either, that my friends are BABES and would look great no matter how I photographed them. How ‘bout that juxtaposition of Vanessa’s limbs and the tree limbs? We’re totally getting “limbinal” over here #anthropologyjokes I love that shooting colour film gives my photos a soft grainy fade - much emulated by Instagram filters, though few come close to the real thing. It doesn’t hurt, either, that my friends are BABES and would look great no matter how I photographed them. How ‘bout that juxtaposition of Vanessa’s limbs and the tree limbs? We’re totally getting “limbinal” over here #anthropologyjokes I love that shooting colour film gives my photos a soft grainy fade - much emulated by Instagram filters, though few come close to the real thing. It doesn’t hurt, either, that my friends are BABES and would look great no matter how I photographed them. How ‘bout that juxtaposition of Vanessa’s limbs and the tree limbs? We’re totally getting “limbinal” over here #anthropologyjokes

I love that shooting colour film gives my photos a soft grainy fade - much emulated by Instagram filters, though few come close to the real thing. It doesn’t hurt, either, that my friends are BABES and would look great no matter how I photographed them. How ‘bout that juxtaposition of Vanessa’s limbs and the tree limbs? We’re totally getting “limbinal” over here #anthropologyjokes

Conservatory portraits! I took these film photos of some family members and friends over the spring, whenever folks happened to be by the house. I love the leafy green backdrop so much that I painted Gill’s portrait there, too - it’ll be up on the blog in the coming weeks! Conservatory portraits! I took these film photos of some family members and friends over the spring, whenever folks happened to be by the house. I love the leafy green backdrop so much that I painted Gill’s portrait there, too - it’ll be up on the blog in the coming weeks! Conservatory portraits! I took these film photos of some family members and friends over the spring, whenever folks happened to be by the house. I love the leafy green backdrop so much that I painted Gill’s portrait there, too - it’ll be up on the blog in the coming weeks! Conservatory portraits! I took these film photos of some family members and friends over the spring, whenever folks happened to be by the house. I love the leafy green backdrop so much that I painted Gill’s portrait there, too - it’ll be up on the blog in the coming weeks! Conservatory portraits! I took these film photos of some family members and friends over the spring, whenever folks happened to be by the house. I love the leafy green backdrop so much that I painted Gill’s portrait there, too - it’ll be up on the blog in the coming weeks! Conservatory portraits! I took these film photos of some family members and friends over the spring, whenever folks happened to be by the house. I love the leafy green backdrop so much that I painted Gill’s portrait there, too - it’ll be up on the blog in the coming weeks!

Conservatory portraits! I took these film photos of some family members and friends over the spring, whenever folks happened to be by the house. I love the leafy green backdrop so much that I painted Gill’s portrait there, too - it’ll be up on the blog in the coming weeks!

I shot these film photos on a family trip to the cottage in late May. The landscapes are scenes we pass in the car every time we drive up, and I’ve always intended to photograph my favourite ones; on this trip, I finally got around to it.  I shot these film photos on a family trip to the cottage in late May. The landscapes are scenes we pass in the car every time we drive up, and I’ve always intended to photograph my favourite ones; on this trip, I finally got around to it.  I shot these film photos on a family trip to the cottage in late May. The landscapes are scenes we pass in the car every time we drive up, and I’ve always intended to photograph my favourite ones; on this trip, I finally got around to it.  I shot these film photos on a family trip to the cottage in late May. The landscapes are scenes we pass in the car every time we drive up, and I’ve always intended to photograph my favourite ones; on this trip, I finally got around to it.  I shot these film photos on a family trip to the cottage in late May. The landscapes are scenes we pass in the car every time we drive up, and I’ve always intended to photograph my favourite ones; on this trip, I finally got around to it.  I shot these film photos on a family trip to the cottage in late May. The landscapes are scenes we pass in the car every time we drive up, and I’ve always intended to photograph my favourite ones; on this trip, I finally got around to it.  I shot these film photos on a family trip to the cottage in late May. The landscapes are scenes we pass in the car every time we drive up, and I’ve always intended to photograph my favourite ones; on this trip, I finally got around to it.  I shot these film photos on a family trip to the cottage in late May. The landscapes are scenes we pass in the car every time we drive up, and I’ve always intended to photograph my favourite ones; on this trip, I finally got around to it. 

I shot these film photos on a family trip to the cottage in late May. The landscapes are scenes we pass in the car every time we drive up, and I’ve always intended to photograph my favourite ones; on this trip, I finally got around to it. 

It’s been a while since I posted some paintings to Isabelka, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been painting! Here are some I did in Antigua -  you can tell that I was pretty enamoured by those adorable, stubby little bananas. 
I got into quite a nice routine toward the end of our trip; I’d wake up early every day and set up my little painting studio on the balcony of our villa, overlooking the nearby hills and ocean while Laurence puttered about making coffee, breakfast, and reading.
Stay tuned, I’ll have some more paintings - including some portraits I’m pretty excited about - online soon! It’s been a while since I posted some paintings to Isabelka, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been painting! Here are some I did in Antigua -  you can tell that I was pretty enamoured by those adorable, stubby little bananas. 
I got into quite a nice routine toward the end of our trip; I’d wake up early every day and set up my little painting studio on the balcony of our villa, overlooking the nearby hills and ocean while Laurence puttered about making coffee, breakfast, and reading.
Stay tuned, I’ll have some more paintings - including some portraits I’m pretty excited about - online soon! It’s been a while since I posted some paintings to Isabelka, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been painting! Here are some I did in Antigua -  you can tell that I was pretty enamoured by those adorable, stubby little bananas. 
I got into quite a nice routine toward the end of our trip; I’d wake up early every day and set up my little painting studio on the balcony of our villa, overlooking the nearby hills and ocean while Laurence puttered about making coffee, breakfast, and reading.
Stay tuned, I’ll have some more paintings - including some portraits I’m pretty excited about - online soon! It’s been a while since I posted some paintings to Isabelka, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been painting! Here are some I did in Antigua -  you can tell that I was pretty enamoured by those adorable, stubby little bananas. 
I got into quite a nice routine toward the end of our trip; I’d wake up early every day and set up my little painting studio on the balcony of our villa, overlooking the nearby hills and ocean while Laurence puttered about making coffee, breakfast, and reading.
Stay tuned, I’ll have some more paintings - including some portraits I’m pretty excited about - online soon!

It’s been a while since I posted some paintings to Isabelka, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been painting! Here are some I did in Antigua -  you can tell that I was pretty enamoured by those adorable, stubby little bananas. 

I got into quite a nice routine toward the end of our trip; I’d wake up early every day and set up my little painting studio on the balcony of our villa, overlooking the nearby hills and ocean while Laurence puttered about making coffee, breakfast, and reading.

Stay tuned, I’ll have some more paintings - including some portraits I’m pretty excited about - online soon!

A few photos from our cottage over Victoria Day Weekend, during that special part of the day when the water stills to a glass-like state, reflecting the sky above.
I especially love the last shot - how those stones seem to float in the sky, weightless. A few photos from our cottage over Victoria Day Weekend, during that special part of the day when the water stills to a glass-like state, reflecting the sky above.
I especially love the last shot - how those stones seem to float in the sky, weightless. A few photos from our cottage over Victoria Day Weekend, during that special part of the day when the water stills to a glass-like state, reflecting the sky above.
I especially love the last shot - how those stones seem to float in the sky, weightless.

A few photos from our cottage over Victoria Day Weekend, during that special part of the day when the water stills to a glass-like state, reflecting the sky above.

I especially love the last shot - how those stones seem to float in the sky, weightless.