During the early winters of my youth, he stood guard over the silent nights as Christmas approached. Today he continues to soldier on each Christmas season and watches as the darkest nights are filled with a hopeful light.
Gallery 78 in Fredericton New Brunswick has an annual show for the season called Christmas Choice. The paintings above are my contribution to the show for this year. For many, Christmas is a treasure trove of memories, and these images remind me of some special ones. I hope the Ghosts of Christmas’s Past are kind to you this season, if they’re not please be kind to yourself.
“A wise bear always keeps a marmalade sandwich in his hat in case of emergency.”
It’s been awhile since I posted. I hope everyone is doing well in these oh so strange days. I thought a little marmalade might help.
Fall is just around the corner and it’s a great time for preserves. On Prince Edward Island a great place to pick up a tasty bit of the summer’s harvest is The Prince Edward Island Preserve Company. Today’s watercolour is a painting of one of their delicious creations.
The skates are back ‒ this time in an acrylic painting on panel. They are not an item you usually need in July, but these are strange days. Take care, as we all try to navigate the world: “On Thin Ice”.
Today’s post is the finished version of “Tapestry”. The two panels are joined together to form the final image. The ornate decorations and the machined functionality continue to call. I am looking forward to revisiting this combo in future pieces.
I’m still working on my painting of a Singer sewing machine. Today’s post is a look at the second panel of the work.
I’ve been working on another painting of a Singer sewing machine. It’s being done on two panels, one of the panels is pictured above.
We seem to be in one of those in-between times, trying to get that stalled out engine started, so we can get to where we long to go.
Today’s post is the finished version of “Phoebe’s Singer”. I’ve always loved the combination of the mechanical and the ornate that flows through the design of these sewing machines. This one held a place of honor in our family’s farmhouse kitchen. It was used to create or mend, and the rocking of its pedal provided much amusement for many a youngster (me included).