new painting – Maria and Leilani’s Sunset Run

Hello all, Today brings new snow and a new painting. Yes, the latter despite the former (maybe I should be out there instead of in here blogging, I mean). After last weeks’ epic powder day we have had barely a flake and the groomers have been scraping up the same sad snow all week. Inspiration…

new painting – April Thaw, McGillivray Creek

Hello All, I was happy when the ski season ended and had time to focus on studying the effect of the new season on the landscape. Specifically, I became fascinated with McGillivray Creek coming to life, and the dark rush of water visible as the snow gave way. I spent plenty of hiking time searching…

new painting – Toward the Village – Afternoon Light

Hello readers, Only a few more days until Christmas. Last weeks’ Arctic front kept me off the hills and in front of the easel. Because of this I finished a fair sized painting in a little over a week. A rare occurrence. This scene is once again taken from in back of the house and…

new painting and lots else new…

So much new stuff to tell! I won’t bore you with details, but we have moved to a new (hopefully forever) house in a new town (Sun Peaks, British Columbia). We have a new puppy. Kids have a new school (where they can ski at recess!!!). We are making new friends and have new neighbours….

new painting – Mitch’s Canoe

Hello there, The past two weeks have been the kid’s spring break. We had high hopes for a nice outdoors “staycation.” Early last week was looking good – warm sun, cherry blossoms, and everything a bright green. And then, this: Yes, I know we could get out there anyway. Maybe throw some snowballs or something….

new painting -Peek-a-boo Mythen

Hello all, A new painting! It is always a good Sunday and a good end to the week when I finish a painting. It gives me a sense of accomplishment that allows me to spend the rest of the day doing absolutely nothing. Well, except making dinner. And cleaning. And laundy. And hollering at the…

new paining – Tödi in the Distance

Hello All, First painting of the year! I have been working on this one since before going to Canada in December. For those of you who check out the blog occasionally, you may recognize the scene as a pretty literal interpretation of a previous photo taken this fall. We were hiking in Braunwald, Kanton Glarus….

new painting – path to finstersee falls

Hello there, Another new painting to add to the gallery. This scene was taken from a Sunday family walk to local Finstersee falls. As you can see, it is like autumn has thrown up on a canvas. I had to force myself to put my brushes away and just let it be. It is freeing,…

new painting – alpine valley in October (also give-away)

Hello all, I hope that you have had a fun and peaceful Christmas! We had a good one with all the attendant rush and overindulgence. Luckily, we also had some blustery winter weather over Boxing Day and today to give us a good excuse for staying home and relaxing (except for a little sledding and…

new painting – “Autumn View from Rothorn”

Hi all, Finally, after a summer of laziness, a new painting. This one is a scene from a recent family trip to Zermatt (“weekend wander” entry to follow). The scene itself is a view taken from the top of the Rothorn station, facing out just a bit to the right of the glacier there. Being…

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 25/2014

Hello and happy sunday – especially to those visitors from the other side of the pond who are lucky enough to just be starting theirs! True to my word I managed a weekend wander and a little outdoor sketching today. Given that Saturday was taken up by visit to Basel, that left only sunday for…