painting | Crows Rocks Driftwood

Finally. Finished and varnished.

I’m a bit happier with parts of this a couple of revisions ago. But the point of this one was to just get it done and move on. Learn from the mistakes, etc.

So. I’m moving on.


Crows Rocks Driftwood | oil on canvas | 16″x20″
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so many bees, just one sting

This is a tiny portion of the thousands of bees in my friend’s hives:

Because I had my eye pressed up against a viewfinder attachment on the camera, my veil was pushed up against my face. One of the bees crawled up on the outside of my veil, got a bit wedged between the camera and my face, and gave me a [small] sting on the nose. It only smarted for a couple of minutes, and it didn’t leave a stinger behind. But it did make me even more careful to make sure I didn’t wedge a bee between the eyepiece and the veil, because they do crawl all over the hood and I find I don’t really notice anything other than what I happen to be focused on filming – including the bees ricocheting off the back of my head.

monotype – Driftwood, Rock, Crows | Cape Roger Curtis

Driftwood, Rock, Crows | Cape Roger Curtis
Oil monotype on rag paper
8 1/2 ″ x 11 1/2″ image area


This monotype is referenced from a bunch of photographs I took on my last visit with friends to Cape Roger Curtis on Bowen Island and includes some of my favourite subjects – birds and driftwood. I like the twisting shapes of driftwood, and the contrast of bleached bone-white against dark, wet rocks. I like how huge logs perched on the tops of mounded rocky shores, or crammed together in twisted masses are reminders of the wild energy of the waves that put them there. Continue reading