NEW PALETTES: FALL 2015

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Someone recently asked how colours for my paintings are chosen. If the painting is a commission, I work together with a client and source images to create a feeling of ‘being there’. If I am painting a specific neighbourhood or city, I look at images of these places from street level. Using Photoshop, I extract these colours and build custom palettes to help the client get a feeling for how the final work might look.

Below are twelve new palettes in use this fall along with several images which inspired them. Filling up my fall and winter schedule with bright new work makes me so happy.  For an artist, there is nothing more dreary than using grey and beige during a season when everything outside is turning to brown.

Enjoy the vibrant colours and warm, beachy goodness!

SOUTH BEACH  - MIAMI


Look at those pants!

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MIAMI

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BROOKLYN
BROOKLYN

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BEACH
BEACH HOUSE

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PICCADILLY
PICCADILLY

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COVENT GARDEN
COVENT GARDEN

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HANNA BARBARA
 HANNA-BARBERA

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HOLIDAY
HOLIDAY

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Photo by Pascal Arseneau.

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WASAGA

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SPACE LEGO
SPACE LEGO

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BARCELONA
BARCELONA

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POOL
POOLSIDE

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NORTHERN
NORTHERN TOWN

If you have an idea for a city or neighbourhood to paint, please leave it in the comments or send me an email. To see past colour palettes, click here.  Images of new work are posted regularly. Subscribe on the main page to receive updates.

ART STUDIO PLAYLIST: November 2015

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If you are in the northern hemisphere of North America, things have cooled off a bit, you might have a bit of Halloween makeup on your face still and you will likely be adjusting to daylight savings time for the next week. If you are in Canada, the leaves are clearly dead, it’s been rainy and cold and snow is inevitably on its way. These are times when an artist’s studio can feel a bit lonely, so… make some tea and invite over a friend or two. It’s red wine season, so a glass or two of that will also do.  Here’s a playlist to keep you company this November. There is something old, something new, something remixed and a cover or two. Enjoy and remember to always live juicy...