Friday, 31 January 2014

"Little Spot in Chinatown"

Sun Nien Fai Lok and Sun Tai Gin Hong!
 Happy Year of the (wild) Horse (& in Linnyland) 
the Wild Unicorn, too!
"Little Spot in Chinatown"
acrylic on canvas
36 x 30

Saturday, 18 January 2014

"Farm Life" SOLD

Another commission from 2013 and, once again, for 
"already Linnyland Collectors". 
It was many whiles ago when Steve and Juliann first talked
 to me about creating a Linnyland painting that would include
their nursery's historic water tower, so I was delighted
 when Steve called last year to commission
 the painting for Juliann's (special) birthday.
Since the 90's the Kimoff Farm tower 
has been proudly "towering"at Juliann and Steve's
 Central Saanich wholesale nursery.
Originally it "towered" in Victoria's Inner Harbour for a 
roofing company (on the site where the Ocean Point Resort
 is now located), then it "towered" for a View Royal sawmill and now 
and forever it's "towering" in Linnyland surrounded by the
 creatures that enjoy the good life at the Kimoff (Farm) Nursery.
"Farm Life"
acrylic on canvas
20 x 10

Commissioned by happy Linnyland Collectors from Central Saanich BC Canada.
a joy to paint!

Saturday, 11 January 2014

"Little Empire" SOLD

A summer of 2013 commission... and couldn't
 we all use a little summer flashback (OR flash forward)
 about [right] now!
This painting was commissioned by Ron, 
 "an already a Linnyland Collector".
It's a Linnyland version of Ron's little gem
 of a home, with it's many treasures,
including Winston (a great little grey pupper), who 
is fondly remembered throughout Fernwood.
"Little Empire" with all of it's warm, summery 
memories was a delight to paint!
"Little Empire"
oil on canvas
16 x 16

Commissioned by a happy Linnyland Collector
 from Fernwood BC Canada

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

HAPPY Two - OH - One - Four, "The year of GOOD things GALORE"!

Happy Two - OH - One Four, "The year of GOOD things GALORE"!
 Adam Sawatsky, Victoria's much loved & respected media personality
(Monday Magazine, CTV News and CFAX Broadcasting),
asked me to offer one piece of advise for 
those who would like to resolve to be more creative in 2014. 
So I responded,
“Put your hands in the air, like you don’t care!” 
With your hands in the air, wiggle them and the rest of yourself 
all about, like a carefree child. This movement
 awakens playful, experimental energy and,
 with hands in the air, the posture says; dive in,
 create, explore, see what happens next,
 allow your creation to develop the way that it wants,
 go wherever it takes you. 
Whether painting in my studio
 or out of doors (en plein air) this “technique”
 gives me the freedom to enjoy wherever
 the creative process takes me. 
And, it takes me to Linnyland, and many other wonderful places!"

Happy wiggles from Linnyland!!
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