1972 VW Camper

1972 VW Camper, taken from my own photo at Autofest 2018 in Oshawa. I liked the little fold up bus for the kids that was beside the camper. 10x8 Acrylic on Canvas.

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VW Bus (Update)

Further progress. Should be done tomorrow or Tuesday depending on how busy I get with other duties, lol.

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VW Bus (8x10 WIP)

Time for another WIP in my 8x10 acrylic series, this time a VW Bus, a popular iconic vehicle. A scene from Autofest in August 2018 taken from a photo of my own.

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Tic Tacs (Final Image)

A better resolution image of the finished painting. Acrylic on Canvas. 18" x 24"

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Tic Tacs (Update)

Managed to more or less complete the marble today. Must soften the edges and tone back the hilite in front of it. Little tweaks I'll notice in the next day or so before varnishing. Must get it properly photographed as well. Included a shot of my chaotic work space (in my bedroom). 24" x 18" Acrylic on canvas.

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Tic Tacs WIP

Started another still life. Taken from a photo of my own taken with my phone. This is an acrylic on canvas, 24x18.

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Des Fraises

This one is complete. 12” x 12”. Acrylic on Masonite.

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Strawberries Still Life

I’ve begun a new still life, this time I’d like to portray a tub of strawberries. The photo was taken with my phone. The challenge will be to enhance the subject in some way in the painting to make for an aesthetically pleasing result.

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Tools (Update)

Further progress on this. I use a mix of liquid masks, film mask and loose masks in most of my work, depending on need and effect.

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Tools of the Trade

I was sitting at my work space today and started an impulse project. This will be a small acrylic still life on masonite focusing on some tools of the trade.

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Mustang Mach 1 (complete)

Completed! Another in my Autofest Series taken from my own photos. Acrylic on canvas. 8x10.

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Mustang Mach 1 (WIP) Update

Further progress on this. Getting close to completion. Some cleanups and details to be done.

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Mustang Mach 1 Acrylic - 8x10 WIP (Update)

Further progress in my 8x10 acrylic series. A scene from Autofest last August taken from a photo of my own. This one will depict a 1969 Mustang Mach 1. My first post on this was April 21, 2019.

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Niki Lauda (1949-2019)

I completed this commission way back in 1996. I'd forgotten about it but I'm posting it as a tribute to Niki who passed away on May 20, 2019. Daniel Brühl did a great portrayal of him in the film "Rush".

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Tinnitus WIP (Colour Version)

I began the larger version of my mental health project. Building with thin layers using acrylics. 18" x 24" on gessoed masonite.

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Images 21 Framing And Art Centre

A few shots of my retail space at Images 21 Framing & Art Centre in Ajax. Always nice to see my work presented professionally. Mike, the owner, does excellent work. He is located at 489 Kingston Road West, Ajax, Ontario L1S 6M1

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Tinnitus

Here is a concept study I just completed for a "mental health" themed piece. This piece has a number of elements in it that for me help to illustrate how one may feel at a low point in a personal struggle. I titled this one "Tinnitus". The figure in the drawing is feeling helpless which is evident with their fetal posture. The broken glass represents the shattered hope that often accompanies a struggle with tinnitus, and also vertigo, which often accompanies tinnitus. The enlarged ear is representative of the heightened sensitivity to the noises in your inner ear that the central nervous system amplifies when a person is under constant stress. The suggestion of a brain image also is representative of how tinnitus has to do with our brains interpretation of our inner well being. I've heard about other people's personal struggles with tinnitus where it's ringing so loud that they can't hear their phone ring. When one first experiences it, a feeling of anxiety can envelope you as you are not sure what is going on. Over time and research we learn that the main focus with tinnitus is to get the parasympathetic nervous system relaxed which takes focus and practice. There are times it can be very quiet but at other times it can spike depending on the level of stress you are experiencing. I would like to do this in colour as well at some point. Pencil on Yupo Paper. 7.25" x 10.75"

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