Saturday, February 28, 2009

"Immortal Tow Motor"


8" x 10"
Oil on Canvas
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Our Marina has the oldest Tow Motor in existence. We all try to guess the age. After hauling the last boat, our marina owner leaves it parked under the hoist until spring. When we are all anxiously waiting to have out boats put in the water, the Tow motor won't start. We love it there.

Friday, February 27, 2009

"High and Dry"



8" x10"
Oil on Canvas
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Winter hangs on...forever it seems. This Tanzer and C& C 27 are still snow covered, but after todays rain, should be ready for a spring tune up before launch in April.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

T.G.I.F


6" x 16"
Oil on Board
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With City Hall closed while they decide on renovations, city workers can be seen downtown, leaving their new digs at Jackson Square. I have been using these small studies to focus on values. When the values are right, everything else falls into place. Without dark, mid, and light values, the picture flattens out.

Friday, February 20, 2009

GET-N-GO Store, Barton St. Hamilton





6" x 6"
Oil on Board
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I love the quirky signage and cluttered look of the corner convenience store. I think every city has them. We actually had a couple of sunny days in February.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

February Shopper


6" x 6"
Oil on Board
Another drizzly cold February day in Hamilton

Monday, February 16, 2009

Rainy February on Cannon Street



6" x 6"
Oil on Canvas
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Most of our snow has disappeared after a few days of above freezing weather and rainfall. This corner of Cannon and James has a great building. All of the windows have been covered with plywood painted an orange color to match the brick. Although I wish the building would be restored, I can't help being intrigued by the color combinations and reflections.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

"Always Fresh"


6" x 6"
Oil on Canvas
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We Canadians love our coffee. Hamilton has a Tim Hortons on every corner (almost). We are often seen carrying our Tim's coffee wherever we go. We do have our Starbucks as well, but we are a Tim's society. This Tim's sign is from the Tim Hortons on John Street near the railway bridge.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bus Stop King and James, Hamilton On


8" x 10"
Oil on Canvas
Waiting for the bus after work at Gore Park, King and James in Hamilton Ontario.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Landed Banking and Loan, James Street Hamilton


11" X 14"
Oil on Canvas
The Building on the left of this painting is a wonderful building with huge "Corinthian" Pillars across the front. Hamilton is a city blessed with great architecture, often unappreciated. When looking for a future plan, the powers that be can't see what is right in front of them. There is a reason why people flock to Europe, and Old Montreal, and Quebec City...and its not for the shyscrapers. Old buildings provide interesting street scapes where people want to be. I didn't want to get preachy, but its hard to see so much history and beauty be replaced by parking lots and faceless facades.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

King and James near Gore Park in Hamilton


8" x 10"
Oil on Canvas Board
Students walking across King Street at James beside Gore Park. At this time of year, everyone begins to walk hunched over, tired of snow and winter.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Hunter Street at the TH&B Railway Bridge


8" x 10"
Oil on Board
The Toronto Hamilton Buffalo Railway Bridge crosses over James Street at Hunter.