Sunday, June 20, 2010

Rocks at Mabou Coal Mines Beach

I started this print last December and then put it aside thinking it would be easy to finish whenever I wanted to. Should never do that.

When I got back to it I decided that my original thought of black and white rocks with some sort of texture for sand was too blank looking. So I added a reduction backing block and went for full on colour.

Rocks at Mabou Coal Mines Beach is available for sale here.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sunnyside Breakwater

Last summer I was in an art show on the Western Beaches in Toronto at the Sunnyside Bathing Pavilion. There is a swimming area separated from Lake Ontario with a concrete and stone breakwater and I took a few photographs.

I completed this reduction print in the spring.

Sunnyside Breakwater is available for sale here.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Ridge Roof

I have quite a collection of photos of the farmhouse near Mabou in Cape Breton where my father was born. This print is based on one of those photographs and shows the new part of the house built by my grandfather - a two storey addition. The house is clad in cedar shingles painted white, but now faded with the weather. The lines are simple and unadorned.

This is a reduction print. I used pink and mauve to soften the austerity of the house and the red of the power line leading to the road lifts gives a jump to the image.

When I showed this to my father, he said it was perfect, just perfect.

The Ridge Roof is available for sale here.