Original Works Available for Sale
The following original paintings are available for sale. Each painting has been varnished and placed in a quality frame by me (unless indicated otherwise). All prices are in Canadian dollars. For more information about any of these works and how to acquire them, please contact me.
Portraits and Figures
- Pianta’s Scandal$3,300.00
This painting was inspired by the wood carvings of Francesco Pianta (1634-1690) in the Scuola Grandi di San Rocco in Venice. “Scandal” is one of dozens of wooden panels with allegorical secular figures sculpted by Pianta in 1657-58. As one critic wrote: “Rarely has wood been wrought so imaginatively and with such vigorous finesse.” I agree wholeheartedly. And it was a challenge to mimic the sculpture in paint. I’ve re-created Scandal on a slim 21″x 14″ panel.
Still Life Works
The idea behind this tenebrist painting was to arrange the rustic objects in a way that suggested a fishing game. There’s an old piece of driftwood that looks like a petrified pike with its mouth open (but no teeth). The bait before it is a red wooden fishing lure with two beady eyes. Those eyes are trained on a bright yellow lure that, like everything else has seen better days. There’s a cork lattern with tattered blue cords wrapped around its base. Opened wide is an Ontario nature book showing an images and descriptions of two fish — a perch and a rainbow trout. Almost all of these objects were found my cottage in Haliburton.
- Key West Sun Ale$600.00
This small painting is the first of three paintings completed on the front porch of the house I once rented in Key West, Florida. I found the label for this popular local lager very cheerful. Here I used a plein air approach, painting everything in one afternoon until the sun set.
- Green Bottle and Shell$600.00
This second Key West porch painting was created with some locally bought items and a plain napkin from home.
- Stone Mask on Tree$750.00
This is a plein air painting I created in Fort Lauderdale Florida. The stone mask hung on a tree near our cabin door. The expression was rather vacant, so I turned the eyes towards me (the viewer) and gave it more of a wistful look. The sun and shadows moved across the mask during the day so I decided to highlight one corner (from early morning) and darken the surroundings to give a greater sense of volume.