Hey - it's finally raining in Vancouver again - all is well with the world.  I thought for one moment this Global Warming thing might have some truth to it - Ha Ha!!

I don't often paint grey rainy skies - even though we are known to have them once in a while here!  Somehow, even when it rains here, I see bright colours and clarity - odd, I know.

This past week has gone by quickly, but not much got achieved in the way of actual painting - though loads of framing did get done.  I am trying to finalise the last two "Olympic appropriate" images for the new calendar - since I don't spent a huge amount of time in Whistler or up on Cypress Mountain, though those are my chosen subjects. It's hard to do snowbound paintings when the sun is blazing - maybe now it's raining I stand a better chance.

Paintings I'll be working on this week include the Yaletown Street Scene (outside Mini Yaletown) Queen Elizabeth Park (yes, still!) and the new Huge piece of Coal Harbour, looking over to the North Shore Mountains.  This is the piece I'm really enthused about - and think it'll be the companion piece to A Fall Day over False Creek - same kind of "over the couch" Shape - not to sound too crass!  I'll keep you posted.

Come by and say hello if you're down on Granville Island this week (Fresh local Strawberries are at the Market now and the GI Farmers markets have begun on Thursdays)

What I'm listening to this week

Calexico - Even my sure things Fall Through

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

Tosca - Suzuki

Manic Street Preachers - Greatest Hits

Tom Waits - Asylum Years