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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Painting Workshop with Sara Sniderhan

I painted the below during a workshop run by Sara Sniderhan this past weekend. I learned a lot and had lots of fun. Many thanks go out to Sara.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Hope For Aidan

I recently donated one of my paintings to a great cause and fund raising event, Hope For Aidan. Please check out the Hope For Aidan website for more information regarding the silent auction that will be held this Thursday October 25th, 2012 at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel. I am told that if you cannot show up in person on Thursday there will also be a phone number to text message for placing bids, which I'm sure you can find out more through their website contact information.


Below is a description from their website:
"Aidan is 8 years old and he has cerebral palsy. He also loves the water!

There will be a silent auction to raise money to pay for Aidan’s intensive swim program. Our goal is: $7,000 which will pay for private swim lessons (3 times/week), pool membership and associated equipment (such as a water wheelchair). We’ve seen great progress with Aidan’s swimming over the past year but it will still take another 2 to 3 years for Aidan to become completely independent in the water."

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

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Friday, August 24, 2012

The Bad with the Good, The Good with the Bad

I've been struggling with getting back into the groove for drawing, and I've been spending a lot of the sessions figuring stuff out, but I know that a break through is in my future, so in the mean time I'm going to keep plugging away and posting, and hopefully be able to draw more frequently.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012

TSA Sunday Morning Life Drawing

I finally had some time to make a return to the Sunday Morning life drawing session at the Toronto School of Art, and though I didn't get to stay very long, it was great just to be drawing again, especially in the large.

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Happy to be Back Painting

Below are a couple of oil paintings that came out of a workshop that I took a couple of weeks ago. The workshop was run and taught by Sara Sniderhan, who I learned a lot from, and definitely gave me some things to think about in regards to my approaches to painting. Hopefully this gets the ball rolling and new paintings will be coming soon.
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Monday, June 11, 2012

Some Experiments in Oils

Sorry for the long delay between posts, its been a whirlwind of events through the last few weeks.

Below are a couple of studies created with water mixable oils on canvas. The first is my first attempt at using paint at a life drawing session, and the second was further exploration in painting in oils and application of colour.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Life Drawing: New Approaches

A drawing from an open session at the Toronto School of Art last Thursday. I was struggling throughout the session with a new charcoal that I was trying, but it started to co-operate a little more near the end. Below was my break through drawing of the night.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Life Drawing: Remembering to Breath

Sorry about the long delays between posts, but life has been a whirlwind of busy, most of the busy being the great sort that has lead to some exciting developments.

 Below are the drawings I've been able to fit in here and there during the month. Nothing to write home about, but I needed to get back to posting work.

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