Gallery – Representational

Representational art usually refers to images that are clearly recognizable for what they purport to be,

such as a human figure, a portrait, a tree, and so on. Such images need not be true to life. So a tree does not have

to be green, or even upright, but it must clearly represent or be recognizable as a tree.

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  • Town on a Slope

    From imagination this suburb town, seen from above has a tendency toward a semi-abstract look but form and colour rather representational. Oil on canvas , 66 cm x 78 cm / 1964 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Stormy Forest

    Spelling it out – the title made it less suspenseful. FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • St. Andre de Cubzac

    Town of St. Andre de Cubzac, France, seen as it was in the 19th Century. Hometown of my late wife, Jeanine. The background with its vineyards and water tower is still the same. Modeling past and oil on Masonite / 60 cm x 90 cm / 1964 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Sleeping Land

    Winter is another word for this image. Oil on canvas / 76 cm x 101 cm / 1962 Sold   FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Self-Portrait

    Although formally related to Cubism, it is of representational character. This painting stems from a time before travelling to Canada. The background hints faintly at the left of an easel that remains behind and to the right the Ocean I would soon cross. Oil on laminated Cardboard  48.cm x 34.cm / 1953 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Roses in Vase

    This is my last more detailed representational painting for the next twenty years. Oil on canvas board / 45cm x 40cm / 1958 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Olga Neely / Kirkland Lake

    At a Northern Ontario Exhibition in Timmins, they awarded me with three first prizes and sent the portrait of Ann Neely to Toronto’s National Exhibition. Both Portraits of the Neely’s remained with the family. Oil on canvas board / 60 cm x 40 cm / 1954 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Anne Neely

    At a Northern Ontario Exhibition in Timmins, they awarded me with three first prizes and sent the portrait of Ms. Anne Neely to Toronto’s National Exhibition. The Portrait remained with the family at Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Oil on canvas board / 50 cm x 40 cm / 1954 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Canadian Still-life

    The painting although called representational, the arrangement of this Still-life is symbolic if not surreal. Oil on canvas board / 30 cm x 35 cm / 1954 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Jeanine, my Wife

    Married two years, first painting of my gracious wife. Oil on canvas board / 40 cm x 26 cm / 1959 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Jeanine / Inward

    Spatial painting, expressed  with effective colours and depth, still representational in my development. Jeanine  is reflecting on something while sitting. Oil on canvas board / 40 cm x 30 cm / 1959 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Mother and Child

    My contribution to mothers, without symbolizing the sainthood in religious terms. Oil on heavy card board / 70 cm x 49 cm FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Boat with Moon

    A slightly romantic setting of distant past. Mod. Paste & Oil on Masonite / 69.8 cm x 49.5 cm / Sold FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Fairy Castle

    Our dreams like seen in a looking-glass that emerge every so often from dark, uncertain places.  Oil on Canvas board / 76 cm x 63 cm / 1959 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Laundry in Landscape

    From the series “Laundry”, the drying of clothes on a line as it used to be. Oil on Canvas / 96 cm  x 89 cm / 1966     FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Hanging Laundry

    Figurative: From the series  “Laundry” , hanging clothes in the city on top of an apartment building.  Oil on Canvas / 96 cm x 81 cm / 1966 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Roses 1953, Still-life

    Although, because of the influence in my studies, my forms were leaning toward cubism, this Still-life is a testimony of understanding and loving painterly, impressionistic qualities with a dimensional appearance. Oil on laminated card board / 48 cm x 34 cm / 1953 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Gusti, 1956

    A friend of mine who agreed to sit for me so I could draw her. Pencil on Paper / approx. 32 cm x 26 cm / 1956 / work remained with the family FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • King David

    In this figurative painting I attempted to honour the arts, as music and poetry that has come from the past down to us. Oil on Masonite / 65 cm x 48 cm / 1957 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Boy in Red Sweater

    Our son, Daniel, not yet two years old, was my model. Pleasant souvenir. Oil on Canvas / 71cm x 40 cm / 1959 / gift to family Walker FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Homecoming

    Coming home from work, a welcome reception from my family. The warm glow of domestic peace. Oil on Canvas / 71 cm x 81 cm / 1964 / Sold. FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Countryside

    I believe Paul Cézanne is looking over my shoulder, and what an honour!  Oil on Canvas / 81 cm x 91 cm / 1964 / Sold FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Attic Collections

    Items from the past that we seldom see. Oil on Canvas / 76 cm x 86 cm  / 1964 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Lake Rousseau Cottage

    Back to the Impressionists for one more self-evident aesthetic view. Oil on canvas / 61 cm x 76 cm / 2004 / Sold FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Evolving

    Ink-drawing. A treelike object sprouts from an artificial source. Black Ink-drawing on paper / 1979 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Imaginary Mountains

    Landscape of rough mountains, only in my mind. Pencil drawing / 20 cm x 25 cm / 1989 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Flight of the Monarch

    The monarch butterfly’s incredible long flight across many miles, with their own inborn compass. Oil on Canvas / 66 cm x 81 cm / 1996 / Sold FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • First Sign of Spring

    Crocuses end of March in Toronto. First sign of spring. Acrylic on Canvas / 38 cm x 43 cm / 1999 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Evelyn, A Day to Remember

    A festive day for our Granddaughter, (Portrait of Evelyn) that her Grandfather tried to capture. Acrylic on Canvas / 71 cm x 56 cm / 2002 / Gift to her   FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Portrait of Lisa C.

    Light is blinding the model. Oil on Canvas / 51cm x 40 cm / 1990 / Gift to her parents FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Cosmos X

    My imaginary Cosmos farther away than the real one, and not anymore in existence as we see it. Oil on Canvas / 91 cm x 91 cm / 2004   FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Kolob Canyon (Utah) USA

    Spectacular rock formation. Acrylic on Canvas board / 40.6cm x 50.8 cm / 2002 / sold FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Dark Clouds over Bay

    Romantic view with a castle down the river toward the sea. Oil on Canvas / 71 cm x 91 cm / 1988 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Clouds into Space #1

    First version of this subject: connection with the Universe. Oil on Canvas / 56 cm x 71 cm / 1987 / painting is in France FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Clouds into Space #2

    Earth, clouds, sky, space, orbits to the source of energy at centre. Oil on Canvas / 76 cm x 101 cm / 1993 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Clouds Below #2

    Study and view above clouds. Oil on Canvas / 56 cm x 71 cm / 1997 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Clouds Below #1

    Cloud study at sunset. Oil on Canvas board / 30.4 cm x 40.6 cm / 1997 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Chinese Mountains #2

    Peculiar uprising of mountain ranges in an otherwise flat landscape. Oil on Canvas / 53 cm x 66 cm / 1985 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Chinese Mountains #1

    Peculiar uprising of mountain ranges in an otherwise flat landscape. Oil on Canvas board / 35.5 cm x 45.7 cm / 1984/ gift to friend in Switzerland FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Canadian Shield

    The rough but beautiful Canadian north. Oil on Canvas / 106.6 x 81.2 cm / 1996 / Sold FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Burning Tree

    In other words, the orange-red glow of autumn. Acrylic on Canvas / 71.1 x 55.8 cm / 2002   FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Brooding Universe

    Events in the Universe, mood-like, transitional in the making. Oil on Canvas / 60.9 x 50.8 cm / 1989  Gifted. FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Bouquet of Roses

    After not painting for seven years I took up again a representational style. Oil on Cardboard / 60.9 x 40.6 cm / 1978 / this work went to Sophie Jucker / Swiss FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Bluffers Park, Scarborough

    Perfect Park for picnics at the lake in Scarborough. At this time peaceful, void of people. Acrylic on Canvas / 76.2 x 101.6 cm / 2002 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Blue Night

    Landscape at night illuminated. Oil on Wood Panel / 40.6 x 50.8 cm / 1995 / Painting went to family Jorgenson FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Bahamas’ Shore

    Rough shoreline, warm blue waters and sky in the Bahamas. Oil on Canvas / 40.6 x 50.8  cm / 1987 / to Gabriella / Graz FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Autumn’s Forest

    Difficult to put this painting into a style category. I chose representational because it is the view of a forest seen from above. Acrylic, Canvas, mixed Med. / 45.7 x 55.8 cm / 2002 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Lost Civilisation

    At Angkor Wat, once again, my fascination of ancient empires as in “Lost Civilisation” at Cambodia of Khmer people, who were followers of Buddhism and ancestor-spirit worship. The monumental architecture with inserted sculptured portraits is most distinctive. Acrylic on Canvas / 101.6 x 76.2 cm / 2000 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

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Painting Medium – Representational: Use of traditional turpentine, nontoxic paint thinner, linseed oil, varnishes and oil paint, applied with a variety of paint brushes on canvas, mounted on wooden stretchers, sized with Gesso primer. Other surfaces were canvas board, heavy cardboard, Masonite and wood panels, placed on an easel. Acrylic paint also used for airbrush technique colour blending.

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