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New Paintings Up on Etsy.com!

[ All Creation in the Palm of Your Hand, 5×5″ watercolor on cotton rag – SOLD ] Just a quick note about new work on my ETSY.com gallery! I’ve posted up my Miniature Landscapes from our recent #30x30DirectWatercolor event. These 5×5″ and 3×3″ original watercolors are on 100% cotton paper, and will ship to you […]

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 01:01:40 +0000


2020 Society of Canadian Artists Elected Members’ Juried Exhibition!

I’m excited to announce my painting “You Can Still Go There Though” (10×10″ impasto oil on panel) was chosen for this year’s Society of Canadian Artist’s members show! Just a note: This piece is available through the society  SOLD! at my old price of $275.00 – as it was entered into the show before our recent […]

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:40:44 +0000


Open question about pricing?

Lately I’ve been thinking about what will happen after the pandemic. You know, assuming that’s going to happen. The Spanish flu lasted three years so, you never know. Still – I’m hoping in a few months I’ll be able to return to gallery-seeking behavior. (I’m still looking for representation for my oil paintings.) But in […]

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 00:45:53 +0000


Day 27 : #30x30DirectWatercolor : Crossing the Finish Line

So here we are at the finish line! It’s been quite an experience. Now I’m ready to just play for a bit. I’ve spent the last few days of my marathon, taking it easy with 3″ and 5″ miniatures. Sure – I have more street photos, and more people-in-complex environments – but I’m sitting here […]

Sat, 27 Jun 2020 10:00:22 +0000


Day 26 : #30x30DirectWatercolor : Market Day in Siem Reap

Day 26: Market Day in Siem Reap. After the last two found photos, I felt ready to take on these market scenes from our trip to Cambodia. The combination of the dark silhouettes and the jumbled complexity of the environment – I felt like this would be great material for design abstraction – while telling […]

Fri, 26 Jun 2020 10:00:20 +0000


Day 25 : #30x30DirectWatercolor : Final Crit! (#4, Part 2) : Uma Shows Her Masterworks!

Day 25: This is it! The last – and very best segment of our art-chat-series. I was really amazed with what Uma showed us and I’m super excited to share these with you. Click the video – don’t wait! You have to see these paintings! ~m

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 10:00:18 +0000


Day 24 : #30x30DirectWatercolor : Final Crit! (#4, Part 1) : Uma Crits Marc

Day 24! – Thanks for following along this far – and welcome to the finish line! Here’s the first half of our series of video-critiques. In this, I’m showing my final projects – and tomorrow we’ll post Uma’s big finish for #30×30! Thanks ~m

Wed, 24 Jun 2020 10:00:10 +0000


Day 23 : #30x30DirectWatercolor : Found Photo : Late Night Ramen

Day 23: Another exercise in abstraction. I’ve turned the people into the simplest possible shapes, then built up everything around them in a mosaic of strokes. Here’s the photo. Also found on the web, but the owner deleted themselves, and there’s no trace on reverse image search. So – I’m of two minds about my […]

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 10:00:07 +0000


Book Review: Hand Drawn Vancouver, by Emma FitzGerald

I have here in my hand a copy of Emma Fitzgerald’s third book, Hand Drawn Vancouver. <– affilate link, thx. (151pp, Appetite / Pengin Random House, $US19.95/$CDN24.97). When Emma asked if I’d take an advance look, I was happy to agree. Who could say no to another one of her guided tours? I’m a big […]

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 17:42:41 +0000


Day 22 : #30x30DirectWatercolor : Found Photo : Abstraction

Day 22: Problem Solving So I’m dealing with this mandate: Dark. Abstract. Cinematic. I found this photo in a street photography forum. Apologies to u/wannabenomads. This kind of thing – with all the reflections – it’s an automatic introduction to abstraction. I just try and paint exactly what’s there, and end up with a Rothko. […]

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 10:00:05 +0000


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