Friday, October 24, 2014

Painting: The Old Ranger Station

A little tribute to my year living in the Old Ranger Station.

Oil on canvas, 36" x 36"

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Painting: Flowers, Flowers, Fruit

Here's one of the first paintings completed in the new studio,

Flowers, Flowers, Fruit, 36"x36" oil on canvas

For a bit of a description, this painting was started with an interest in Moorcroft pottery, thinking of art in terms of function and decoration. Moorcroft (British, 1900's) produced a variety of hand-painted tableware items with art nouveau influences. Moorcroft's son eventually took over the business and the company's pottery started leaning toward the more simpler style of his time. They became high-end gift ware and collectors items.  The overlapping fruit and flowers in the piece are based on classical still-lives in the Rijks Museum.

Fun fact: Moorcroft had a "Florian Ware" line, which happens to be my brother's name.  See image below.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Step over to Victoria, British Columbia

After the artist residency ended in Harrison Hot Springs, I packed a truck (or three) and headed to Victoria! It has been fun moving into another space, and finding all sorts of useless and useful junk I hid away the previous years. It's already apparent that this is a city appreciative of the arts.

The cats have been keeping me company, the paint fumes are strong as ever. Stay posted.