Hi my Friends,

It's that wintry studio time again! I'm painting steadily towards my second solo show here in Niagara-on-the-Lake, at the Pumphouse Arts Centre, for the month of June 2020.

I'm featuring here the painting titled Cerulean Dream, with it's progression photos. It is a continuation of the Nature's Jewels Series, blending the realism of beautiful blooms with abstract planetary-like shapes. I'm applying the acrylic in both watercolour like washes and in heavily textured strokes. The resulting buildup of glazing and impasto layers gives a rich surface that reveals a depth of details to discover and explore.

I am as always, turning to the power of colour to draw the onlooker into the image, and into a dream of another reality where the marvels of our imaginations coexist with the world in which we live.

The material and the mystical in harmony.
Finished Image
Nature's Jewels #14 - Cerulean Dream
Acrylic and Glass on Canvas
Framed size: 32" X 42"
The Process
Stage I Stage II
Stage III Stage IV
Artwork Details

I hope that you've enjoyed the journey through this painting!

Sending best wishes to all,