Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Last Call



One of my paintings, Last Call, was featured in the book of lecture transcripts of Her Highness Princess Takamado held at the Osaka University of Arts, Japan.  Consul of Canada, Mr. Matthew Fraser was invited to lecture about Canada and its culture.  Of course, the entire book is in Japanese, but the pictures are pretty.  SOLD

Friday, 20 June 2014

Have A Heart


Hummingbirds and bleeding hearts.  A sure sign of summer.

This is a 12x24" deep canvas.  SOLD

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Summer Cottage


Summer time, and BC is the place.  This is a cottage overlooking Georgia Strait, in Roberts Creek on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.  Hope I've captured the warmth of the day.  SOLD

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Colourful Canopy


This is a 24x36 acrylic on stretched canvas.  I took the picture on one of those glorious autumn days when some of the leaves are turning colour.  I thought the blue boats set them off nicely.  SOLD

Friday, 25 April 2014

Dance


Arbutus trees have their own contorted beauty.  This one is doing a dance in celebration of spring.

Acrylic on 12x24" deep canvas.  SOLD

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Beach Bum


I'm busy painting the studio, so not much time for any other painting.  I finished this little guy for the new show.  We had some nice wave action at Davis Bay when I took this photo - just right for a boogie board.  This young boy was making the most of the water.  Bit of a cheeky lad. SOLD

Friday, 4 April 2014

Casablanca White


I have these amazing Casablanca lilies in the perennial border, and I've always wanted to paint them.  I enjoyed playing with the shadow colours, and loved the way the petals curl on the flowers.  These were actually quite challenging, particularly since most of the large canvas is white, but think it came together quite nicely.  Wish I could have captured their amazing scent!

This is a 24x36 stretched canvas.

Friday, 28 March 2014

The Zen of Waterlilies

 
This is another spot at Katherine Lake, just a bit beyond the place where I did the previous painting.  The water lilies and the reflection in the water caught my eye, and all those lovely brambles in the water.  A warm, sunny day.  I can almost hear the insects humming. 

This is an 18x24 acrylic painting on stretched canvas.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Perfection of the Morning


This was an absolutely lovely day we spent at Katherine Lake last summer.  This is a little offshoot pond with grasses, reed, water lilies and even a few resident turtles, although I didn't see any when I took my photos.  Still, good memories, and lots of good photos to translate into paintings.

This is a 20x24" acrylic on stretched canvas.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Hummingbird Diptych


And just for the heck of it, this is what the hummingbird diptych looks like.  I would love to see some flowers and hummingbirds...I think we've had our share of rain this February.  I know spring is just around the corner, but apparently there's a few puddles to work through, first.  SOLD

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

At Rest



When I need a break from larger paintings that take a little more concentration, I have fun with daisies or hummingbirds.  This is actually a diptych, which matches with the 'Yellow Snappers' painting I did a short while ago.

This is an 8x24" acrylic on stretched canvas. SOLD
 

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Secret Afternoon


I never get tired of painting Secret Beach.  There are so many different angles and views.  It's such a lovely, secluded beach usually only frequented by locals (and we're not talking!).  I still seem to be having problems with my camera and colour.  This might be one of those times when I actually need to read the instructions. 

This is a 15x30" acrylic on stretched canvas.

Monday, 27 January 2014

By Invitation


Back to painting things I love...hummingbirds and flowers.  I'm still struggling a bit with my new camera because the colours are a bit too blue, but I'll figure it out.  These are a nice break from the larger, more intense landscapes.  I hope you enjoy looking at them because I do enjoy painting them.

This is an 8x24" acrylic on stretched canvas.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Sunkissed


A daisy or two, just for fun, in between the larger pieces.

This is 10x10" acrylic on deep canvas.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Runner's High

 
 
 
For a change of pace, this is a 16x20" oil painting of the seawall in November. NFS
 
 
 


Saturday, 21 December 2013

Yellow Snappers

 
Finished this little guy, and have another started.  Birds and flowers are some of my favourite things to paint because they're so cheery.

This is an 8x24" acrylic painting.   SOLD

Please contact me at jheyer@telus.net for the price. 

Friday, 20 December 2013

Forest Green


I took this picture of Angus creek in the summer, in one of our provincial parks.  There was a green glow all around.  Lots of moss hanging down from the trees.  It was very magical.

This is a 24x30" acrylic, painted on wrapped canvas.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Nesting Greens


Here's another little guy for our Christmas Show.   A suggestion was made to paint a little Santa Clause hat on him, and maybe I will.

This is a 10x10" acrylic painting on cradled wooden panel.  $150.00

Monday, 11 November 2013

Fur Tree


We've had a lot of problems with raccoons over the past year, so I'm not especially fond of them.  But, this little guy is awfully cute, so I may change my mind.   

This is a 10x10" cradled wooden panel.  Wood is an interesting surface - there's no 'give' as there is with canvas, but it worked fairly well.

Contact me at jheyer@telus.net  SOLD

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Winter Berries


This little chickadee is for our Christmas Show.  Nothing says Christmas like red berries.  Well, that's not true...a lot of things signify Christmas, but I liked the chickadee and I liked the berries.

This is an 8x8" acrylic, painted on deep canvas.  $100.00

Friday, 4 October 2013

Fallen


I've been away from the easel for a bit, but with fall approaching that's where you'll find me.  I finished this painting for our new show at the Landing Gallery.

This is a 20x20" acrylic painting.  $600.00.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Last Peach


There were a lot more peaches, but they all got eaten.  This was the last one.

This is an acrylic painting on a 10'x10' deep canvas.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Clear and Sunny


The sunflowers are just in their glory, and I'm sure the Stellar Jays are anticipating a good harvest.  This is acrylic, 8x24 format.  SOLD

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Sitting Pretty


Yard work has been keeping me busy, but I did manage to finish this little guy.

This is a 9x12 acrylic.  $150.00 SOLD

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Grey Creek Rumble

 
This painting is from a picture I took last October of Grey Creek.  The day was overcast, and it took me a while to figure out the light source before the painting finally came together.  

This is a 24x36 acrylic.  $1500.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Cherry Sunday


These are two of my favourite things...cherries and roses...and this is Sunday, hence the title :}

This is a 10x10" acrylic on deep canvas.  $135.00
Contact me at jheyer@telus.net  SOLD
 

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Beach Stripes

 
It was a perfect beach day when I took this picture.  Sun, sand and stripes.
 
This is a 10x10" acrylic on deep canvas.  $135.00  SOLD
Contact me at jheyer@telus.net

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Everything Has Its Own Beauty



This painting is for our summer show.  It was challenging and took a while, but very enjoyable to paint.  Just an old moss-covered tree standing in the forest. SOLD

Friday, 10 May 2013

Happy Daze


And a daze is what I'm in...we've been staining the sundeck and parts of the house for the last two weeks.  Not as much fun as painting on canvas, and I'll be a happy camper when we're done.  So, keeping it simple with daisies.

This is a 10"x10" acrylic on deep canvas.  $135.00  SOLD

Contact me at jheyer@telus.net

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Summer Blues


A little jump on the season. 

This is acrylic, on an 8x24 stretched canvas.  $165.00.  SOLD
Contact me by email jheyer@telus.net

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

First of the Season


Daisies have to be my favourite flowers to paint.  They don't make demands like roses do, no thorns to sting you, and they're just plain cheerful!  And who doesn't love strawberries?

This is acrylic on a 9x12 stretched canvas.  $150.00

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Hummer Resting


The hummingbirds are back in full force.  This is just a perky little painting showing one at rest.  I took a photo of a hummingbird hovering by the red tulips on the sundeck yesterday.  Well, by the time I got my camera it was gone, of course, but I got a picture of the tulips and the light, so will keep that idea for later.  SOLD

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Best Seat In The House


This spring the municipality planted a number of flowering dogwoods as a beautification program.  Lucky us, we now have one in our front yard.  This little fellow has the best seat in the house. 

This is a 9"x12", oil on stretched canvas $150.00.  SOLD

Contact me at jheyer@telus.net

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Afterglow


This is one of  the many roses in our garden.  I enjoy playing with white to see how many colours I can come up with, particularly the shadow colours.

This is 16"x16", acrylic on deep canvas.  $350.00.
Contact me at jheyer@telus.net

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Sitting Pretty


It's almost magnolia season, again.  Birds and flowers - now there's a combination that can only bring a smile to your face.  At least, it does the trick for me. 

This is 9"x12" acrylic on canvas.  $150.00 SOLD
Contact me at jheyer@telus.net

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Sticks and Stones


I have been somewhat remiss with uploading my files.  I see further changes have been made to the blog.  Sigh, I do wish they'd leave things alone once I've figured them out.  Anyway, this is for our 5 Mile Challenge at the gallery.  This was a picture I took of Chapman Creek, and I quite liked the way it turned out.  This is a 20x20" canvas, which was a nice size to work on.  I really will be more diligent and post my new paintings.

Acrylic on 20 x 20" deep canvas $550.00
Contact me at jheyer@telus.net

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

White tulips in morning light.  Painting white can be challenging, but in my world that equates to a myriad of colours in the shadows.
 10x10" Acrylic on stretched canvas.  SOLD

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Home, Sweet

 This little fellow is 8x8" oil.  I've been having fun painting birds and am sadly behind with posting.  However, will get back on track. SOLD

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Hope everyone had a good Christmas.  We did, and looking forward to a quiet New Year's Eve...then an active new year painting!

I've been working on a number of large paintings for the 2013 season.  I am toying with buying a bunch of 5x7 and 6x8 canvasboards and doing more of the almost daily paintings.  I'll seriously put this on my list of New Year's Resolutions.  I've rather missed the small paintings.  The struggle was coming up with new subjects, so this time I may focus on something like still life or floral.

Something to think about.  Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Cold Front


This is the first of three small paintings for our upcoming Christmas Show.  I painted this little guy in w/based oil because I can get a softer look than with acrylic.  8x8 SOLD

Gone South


Where all the lucky snowbirds go...  

This is 9"x12" acrylic on canvas. $150.00
Contact me at jheyer@telus.net

Celebration Red



Poinsettia season is coming up.  I know they come in a variety of colours, but red is still my favorite.  This painting is 8x24.   I quite enjoy the challenge of painting on odd sizes of canvas.  SOLD

Friday, 17 August 2012

Solitude


I really enjoy painting water. Each province has its own beauty.  You can never go to far in British Columbia before you stumble on a perfect scene like this one. SOLD

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Back Road


I took this picture heading towards Gibsons down Gower Point Road.  The light was just terrific and I really enjoyed working on this painting.  SOLD

Asian Influence


Finally finished this dahlia painting.  I used my favorite Oriental vase - I've used it a number of times in paintings.  And the fact that I paid $5.00 at a sidewalk sale, makes it even better!

This is 24"x24" on deep canvas.  $600.00  SOLD
Contact me at jheyer@telus.net

Saturday, 28 July 2012

After the Rain


I've always wanted to paint Molly's Reach, and this was for a challenge at the gallery.  Not a lot of light because it was a rainy day.  This took a while, and I had fun with the windows which show reflections of the diners.  Next time I'll paint Molly's from a distance.  SOLD

Friday, 27 July 2012

Sunspots


Had a great time visiting my parents in Saskatoon.  Now it's time to get some painting in.  Been a busy summer so far.  Lots of fun things to do, not the least of which is taking back control of my garden.  It's gotten totally out of hand with overgrown perennials, chickweed, and clover.  We've had some lovely, sunny weather and everything is growing like gangbusters.  I understand better what indeterminate tomatoes are, as mine are close to 6' tall,  I wish my sunflowers were as nice! SOLD

Friday, 4 May 2012

Shadow Play


These terracotta pots were fun to paint.  The shadows are a bit deeper in the painting.  I couldn't quite match the colour in my program, but you get the idea.  It reminds me of a hot summer day, with a bit of green relief.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Songbird Special


I took this photo in a friend's yard last year, and had great fun painting it.  I love bright, happy colours.  Reminds me of summer.  I'm still waiting for spring!
SOLD

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Red, White and Blue


The seeds I planted last week are breaking through the soil, but spring and summer seem a long way off, yet. It's still cool in the Pacific Northwest.  Figured painting a few flowers would brighten the day.  Worked for me :} SOLD