Category Archives: Impressionistic paintings

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

Monday August 9 2010 – Fairy Godmother House

Who knew the Fairy Godmother lived in Montreal? Thumbnail accesses a jpeg, as usual.

Fairy Godmother House 360 x 720
Fairy Godmother House 360 x 720
Fairy Godmother Detail
Fairy Godmother Detail

Friday August 6 2010 – Mexican Image

One of my favourite spots, at Hacienda Galindo, in Mexico’s San Juan del Rio, is so wonderfully inspiring and calm, I wish I could work on my images sitting there, in that lovely terrace, with a pitcher of horchata. Hmmmm!

Again, thumbnail accesses a 400 by 600 pixels jpeg. Thanks!

Quiet Place at Hacienda Galindo
Quiet Place at Hacienda Galindo 400 x 600

Thursday August 5 2010 – Scooter image

This one’s a bit different. It’s still a Plateau Mont-Royal image, a back-alley actually, but the subject is a scooter I chanced upon in my explorations of my neighborhood’s spaces. I just liked how someone used a small area as a parking spot. Perfect for such a small vehicle. Thumbnail below accesses a 400 x 600 jpeg.

Scooter Parking 400 x 600
Scooter Parking 400 x 600

Wed. Aug 4 2010 – Rainbow coloured place

This one I really like. It’s as if a rainbow had splashed over everything: trees, shrubs, stone, glass, even the air.

As usual, click on the thumbnail below to access a 600 x 400 jpeg. Thanks!

Rainbow Place 600 x 400
Rainbow Place 600 x 400
Rainbow Place Detail
Rainbow Place Detail