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Latest Commission Paintings of Mount Baker and Iceland

Latest Commission Paintings of Mount Baker and Iceland

This past month I completed two commission on canvas. In both projects, the clients shared their photographs & stories with me and I used it to create the paintings.     As a landscape/cityscape painter, I get two types of commissions one is working from...

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Equation of a Circle to Paint Curves

Equation of a Circle to Paint Curves

I had to open my algebra textbooks to review my engineering notes to paint curves. SOH CAH TOA is written throughout my notebook to remind myself of the sine and cosine calculations. Thankfully it came back to me quickly. The two paintings below are VERY different,...

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Why do I paint?

Why do I paint?

For so many reasons. Let me try to articulate a few… I have been painting as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories are of finger-paints or coloring books. I have always been drawn to the process, there is story happening while I paint as the colors come...

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The time I didn’t clean my paint brush…

The time I didn’t clean my paint brush…

There was a mistake in my code. However, I think the results were rather... artistic. When working on my color mixing software as mentioned in my previous color mixing post, I separated the sub-routines for cleaning the brush and dipping the brush into a new color....

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Automating Colour Mixing

Automating Colour Mixing

Each week I add more complexity to the robotic painting project. It has been fun as I can leave the robot painting while I work on my own paintings (the ones I do myself by hand). This weekend I achieved several strides, which gave me so many more ideas... All...

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A drive through Sicily with sketches from 1943

A drive through Sicily with sketches from 1943

In a previous post I mentioned my deep dive into the Canadian War Art Program. My reading and research was leading up to an art residency in Sicily with 13 Feet off the Ground last fall. The art residency itself was focused on painting murals in Graniti, but I did a...

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