Category Archives: Impressionistic paintings

Monday Aug. 23 2010 – Vermeer Woman

This one’s a take on Vermeer. I’m afraid I’m very far from the master, but I enjoyed painting this one all the same. As usual, thumbnails below access a jpeg and detail view. Thanks for visiting.

Vermeer Woman 700 x 648
Vermeer Woman 700 x 648
Vermeer Woman Detail
Vermeer Woman Detail

Friday Aug. 20 2010 – Phoenix Rising

Another one of my “Nature Overcomes Man” images. Stumps grow shoots and start over. Wonderful visual of life overcoming cement. I hope you like it.

Phoenix Rising 600 x 400
Phoenix Rising 600 x 400

 

Phoenix Rising Detail
Phoenix Rising Detail

Thur. Aug. 19 2010 – Mexican Hacienda Courtyard

Today’s image is from an inner courtyard, in a Mexican hacienda. The crossed paths, with the cross in the background, were just too inviting for me to resist. As usual, both 600 x 400 and detail jpegs below. Thanks for visiting.

The Double Cross 600 x 404
Double Cross 600 x 404
Double Cross Detail
Double Cross Detail

Wed. Aug. 18 2010 – Another Plateau Image

Another nice and colourful housefront on the Plateau Mont-Royal, in Montreal. There’s the usual 600 x 400 jpeg and detail below.

Red And Green 600 x 400
Red And Green 600 x400

 

Red And Green Detail
Red And Green Detail

Tuesday Aug 17, Image from the 2010 Montreal Jazz Festival

Every year in July the Montreal Jazz Festival attracts musicians and music lovers from around the world. This image is from the Place des Arts set where strollers can stop and rest a bit before the next show.

Jazzfest Rest Area 600 x 400
Jazzfest Rest Area 600 x 400
Jazzfest Rest Area Detail
Jazzfest Rest Area Detail

Monday Aug 16 2010 – Roots Universe

I’m fascinated by the unseen, the places and spots we go by without a thought that contain full Universes if you only stop and look – or stop and listen?.

This roots network was at the foot of a tree in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. I’m simply amplifying through color (and strokes) what is always there for the observer to see. I never tire of looking at this type of visual.

It isn’t as impressive as a sunset or some great garden somewhere, but, in its own granularity, it is just as rich and deep as any vista. I hope you like it. As usual, thumbnail accesses a 600 x 400 jpeg.

Roots 600 x 400
Roots network 600 x 400
Roots Detail
Roots Detail

Friday Aug. 13 2919 – Gold Canyon Cacti

At the Gold Canyon Golf Resort, near Phoenix, Arizona, plants are of the desert variety: wonderful, sturdy and pricky! Cactus Hill is just one of many areas on the resort’s grounds I found I had to paint. Click on thumbnail below to access a 600 x 400 jpeg.

Cactus Hill 600 x 400
Cactus Hill 600 x 400
Cactus Hill Detail
Cactus Hill Detail

Thur. Aug. 12 2010 – A Desert Garden

The tree really has a green bark. With the Saguaros, fronds and dried shrubs, the grounds, drenched in sunshine, give a watercolor version of the world. This image is from my stay at the Gold Canyon Golf Resort, near the Apache Trail, in Arizona. Click on the thumbnail below to access a 600 x 400 jpeg.

Desert Garden 600 x 400
Desert Garden 600 x 400
Desert Garden Detail
Desert Garden Detail

Wed. Aug. 11 2010 – Layover at Gold Canyon, AZ

I only stayed one night at the Gold Canyon Golf Resort. Didn’t have time to take too many shots, but still found some interesting¬†views (not that I have any merit – the nature there is awesome and the property’s landscaping is superb!). This one’s a bit on the Mescalito side of things, but still, I think it gives a good idea of the place. Drop by if you have the chance. Oh! And you can also play golf ;o)

Thumbnail accesses a 400 x 600 jpeg. I hope you like it!

Gold Canyon Room 400 x 600
Gold Canyon Room 400 x 600
Gold Canyon Room Detail
Gold Canyon Room Detail

Aug. 10 2010, New Gallery: Apache Trail

My first upload in a new series of images from Arizona’s Apache Trail. This one’s called Standing Guard. The shot was taken at the Gold Canyon Golf Resort, where I stayed overnight while on my walkabout. Thumbnails below access a 400 x 600 jpeg and a detail of the image.

Standing Guard - Gold Canyon Golf Resort image
Standing Guard 400 x 600
Standing Guard Detail
Standing Guard Detail