November 25, 2009

Recent Art Commissions
November, 2009

Pencil, 8"x11"

November 10, 2009

This was a live model painting that I did in 2007, and happily sold it to the Chair of the Board of Governors at the University of Alberta. The photo on the right is of it hanging in the Chairman's home; a home that was selected for the prestigious 2007 Alberta House and Garden Tour.

I created this "book" for my brother Nathan, who has Down's Syndrome. I hinged two wooden frames together and completely covered the outside of them with photocopied images, tea-soaked paper and a gloss finish. Inside, I did a charcoal portrait drawing of him to fill the left frame, and for the right, recreated an original drawing that Nathan did, and gel-transferred images of him inside the accordian pages. 2007.

Self Portrait; University drawing class, 2007.
Pencil, vine charcoal, and compressed charcoal.
You may be confused about the abstract drawing on the right! We created an abstract image by printing off a photo, cutting it up, photocopying and distorting, adding a plexiglass self portrait painting on top and photocopying it again, and so on and so on, and when we finally had our abstract image - we had to redraw it as best we could. If you look closely, you can see I even drew where the scotch tape was.

Close-up of a pencil study drawing of my Graf hockey skate.
First art class at the University of Alberta - 2004.

Acrylic painting - 2005.

I did this painting from a photograph I found - unfortunately I don't have the name of the photographer to give credit.
Acrylic painting with respect to Marie Guillemine Benoist (1768-1826) Portrait of a Black Woman.
I was copying from an image 2" x 2", so my proportions are slightly off from the original, which is hanging in the Louvre in Paris.

Stuffed Toy
Studies from my first oil painting class at the University of Alberta - (some of my first oil paintings ever) - 2005

November 3, 2009

Oil and Gold Flake 36" x 48" - "Vegas at Night"
Fall 2009

November 1, 2009

Oil 18" x 36"
Midnapore Lake in Winter; Calgary, AB

October, 2009
Oil 11"x 18"
Old Alaska Highway near Haines Junction, Yukon

November, 2009

Oil 8" x 11"
Alaska Highway at dusk; just East of Haines Junction, Yukon

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