I finished the fourth of a series of four butterflies painted on 30" x 30" square canvasses. I've used some metallic bronze paint for the edges of the wings, and thin glazes of colour.

Purple Emperor
Acrylic on Canvas, 2019
30" x 30"

The other three are Black Swallowtail...

I completed another piece I had started a while ago and set aside.  I've made only a few adjustments, strengthening shadows and the like.  It, like the foggy tree I posted recently, needs a good title, which I am still working on.
 

Light Within

Acrylic on Canvas, 2...

I went to a great two day workshop recently, exploring landscape painting, using limited palettes, scraper tools, and other fun things.  I'm not going to post the unfinished demo pieces I worked on, but I'm pretty pleased with the results. 

After that, I also picke...

I've got at least one, usually a few, pieces on the go at a time, because there are times I get stuck - unsure where to take a piece - and that way I can put it down and work on something else.  Sometimes I share progress pictures on my blog or Instagram (@eyespotdesig...

Among the Irises, Acrylic on Canvas. 24" x 30", 2018.

 This is one I started a while ago, put down, and came back to.  It's been a frustrating piece, there are elements that haven't turned out as I imagined them, but there's lots I like about it as well.  I do feel plea...

"Big Red" is not actually the title I decided on for this piece!  It's title is "The View From Here". Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 24", 2018.  

The View From Here shows poppies, a subject covered in two previous pieces, this time looking at the underside of a flower fr...

You can go back to read more about the first of these two paintings, called At Peace, At Last.  The second is, as you see here, quite different. There's a year or so between them, the first was 2016 and the second, started autumn 2017 and completed early 2018.  The moo...

Had a very busy April, now I hope to get back to making things, and posting.  Last week I went to an artists' talk about Japanese paper.  I've been thinking about trying some paintings on paper, and the talk reinforced the idea.  I've got various papers I've had for ag...

This is another holiday photo turned painting.  On a visit to BC, I went to Cathedral Grove, on Vancouver Island.  I took a lot of photos, a number of which could be used as reference for paintings like this one.  I've got two or three more started as well....

This is one of my favourites at the moment - partly, it's orange.  Partly, it's painted on a deep square canvas.  The piece is inspired by and based on a marigold flower. It's also the March image in my 2018 calendar. 

Marigold (Abstract)
Acrylic on Canvas,...

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