Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Powerboats, Macdonald Marine, Hamilton

15x20 oil on board
When painting marine scenes, normally we think of sailboats as being more picturesque, but this row of powerboats catching the evening light was worthy of painting. This scene is from Macdonald Marine in Hamilton Ontario.
The boat on the far right is called "Lady Rachel". I always thought that was a great name.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tugs and Industry, Hamilton, Ontario

15x18 oil on board
These tug boats were rafted together behind a break wall in an industrial area of Hamilton. With the barge sitting in front of the break wall, it became difficult to identify what these objects are, and so the picture became somewhat abstract.
I was able to photograph these tugs as the sun was setting, having a good vantage point as we sailed by on our small sailboat.
With the steel mills and industry in this area, the sky always has a bit of a "dirty" haze, even on clear days.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer Patio, Coach and Lantern, Ancaster

8x10 Oil on Board
We are still in a rainless heat wave here in southern Ontario. But its never too hot to sit on your favorite patio and sip a cold one. This patio sits between two great old stone buildings, one of them home to the Coach and Lantern Restaurant and Pub in Ancaster Ontario.
I used the same palette as in the previous painting.