Monday, August 30, 2010

Tugs at rest in Hamilton Harbour

8x10 oil on canvas
These tugboats are moored behind a break wall in an industrial part of Hamilton Harbour. A barge dominates the foreground. This bay at the western end of Lake Ontario is also called "Burlington Bay".

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Jerry C., Hamilton Harbour

8x10 oil on canvas
The Jerry C., a modern Tug, is highlighted by the evening light against the greys of the destroyer "HMCS Haida" in Hamilton Ontario. The HMCS Haida has been restored and lies at the Naval Base in Hamilton. The Haida is the last remaining example of the 27 Tribal Class destroyers built for the Royal Canadian Navy , the Royal Navy, and the Royal Australian Navy between 1937 and 1945. She did service in the Second World War.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Evening Reflections

8x10 Oil on Canvas
Warm colors from the setting sun create wonderful reflections on these boats across from our dock at Macdonald Marine in Hamilton Ontario.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Buddy and Polly at Carol's Point

11x13 Oil on Canvas
There are three marinas in Hamilton Harbour,  home to several large and small watercraft. Some big expensive boats never leave the marina, others are out all the time. This couple loved to go sailing with their dog buddy and anchored in the cove at Carrol's Point. In the morning, Polly would row out to land so buddy the border collie could play in the water. The morning sun created great reflections as it peaked over the trees in the cove.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Tight Reach, Hamilton

8x10 Oil on Board Sold
This sailboat is flying the spinnaker on a tight reach, past the steel mill on race night in Hamilton Harbour.
I would like to thank everyone for your kind and positive comments on my previous post. They are always motivating and inspiring. I will be away for a bit where there is no internet access, but I will make the blog rounds  when I return.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Red Truck, Rain, and Coffee

6x6 oil on board Sold
Pouring rain can't stop the diehards who must have their Tims coffee fix. This scene is from Tim Hortons in Dundas Ontario.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Race Ready

8x10 oil on board Sold
This is "Owl" our 30 foot sailboat. Owl was built in the early 1980's, one of a series of boats built for racing. She was made to go fast. We sometimes race on the bay in Hamilton with varying results. I called the painting "Race Ready" because Owl is always ready. Her crew often is not.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A load of Whites

8x10 Oil on board
A load of "whites" hangs on a clothesline around the corner in Dundas, reflected in the morning sun.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Scooters on Front Street, Toronto

8x10 oil on canvas
Scooters parked on Front Street wait to take their owners home after work on a rainy day in Toronto.
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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Marina Patterns, Hamilton On

6x6 oil on board
The afternoon sun creates abstract patterns on these sailboats at Macdonald Marine in Hamilton Ontario.