Is It in the Water?

The other night I had my Calgary neighbors over. There must be something in the water as prairie people are pretty cool. My neighbors are no exception. They are full of good humour, grounded and interesting. I am lucky. One of them is an absolute enthusiast for drawing and talented. She drags me out to Friday morning life drawing session when she’s in town. My other neighbor is accomplished in watercolor and was lucky enough to be taught by RobertRead more

Lynch Workshop Weekend

I held a successful workshop this weekend. It is always a pleasure to work with four or five good painters that are willing to follow an exercise and experience a break through. I cannot think of a better way to spend a cold and wet weekend than painting with like minded people. The theme was to examine the integration of the figure in a landscape, interior architecture etc. It was an interesting study for myself and hopefully the participants. WeRead more

Plein Air at the Neighbours

It never ceases to amaze me….the beauty of Nanoose Bay. I was visiting a neighbour the other day in Beachcomber and just had to break open the paint. The places people live in is the stuff of paradise. The home on two acres, sat on a proud view bluff in Dorset Point. ( arguably one the finest spots in BC ) The evening presented one of those fine clear indian-summer sunsets that makes you drop what you’re doing and liftRead more

Plein Air in Alert Bay

I was up in the Port McNiel area a few weeks ago and visited Alert Bay on Cormorant Island. For kayakers it is a dreamscape. Islands are a short paddle apart and feature zen gardens with friendly beaches. I was taken back at the beauty of the area. I would like to offer a plein air workshop up there in the future. Through a friend of mine I met the hereditary chief of the Namgis people, Al West. He isRead more