What is this “The Tipsy Pine”?

What is this “The Tipsy Pine”? And where did “The Humble Dauber” go? Those who check into this site occasionally may have noticed the change in site name. At the heart of it, its just a name. Just me, painting the landscapes that I love. Same as before. But it does signal a shift on…

new painting – Gerlos in Thaw

Hi all, Just in time for the weekend I have finished my latest little painting, “Gerlos in Thaw.” The source material is a photo from a hike on a sunny afternoon during our ski vacation in Zillertal, Austria. This one is a little rougher, a little less sentimental than the last. Frustratingly, my regular “panel” (certain family…

new painting – view of kleiner mythen

Hello all, It has certainly been awhile. Bad weather and family commitments have kept me from my walks and shear laziness has kept me from painting and writing. I have, however, managed to finish one small painting. The material for this came from my hike awhile ago to Sattel. It was a lovely day, but…

weekend wander – may 4/2014

One passion often opens gateways to others. With that in mind it seems natural enough that a person who loves art and loves the outdoors should be drawn to landscape painting. To feed these passions I have been trying to head out on a long walk/hike every weekend. I look forward to this all week as a…

most of my teachers are dead

I am a “self-taught” artist. Aside from middle and high school art classes and a few community centre painting-for-beginners courses, I have been mucking my way through on my own. But not alone. I have had my constant dead companions with me. No, I am not insane, just really into the Group of Seven. Growing…