Phyllis Vernon Painting

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Believe-it-or-not, this is this fish’s name:  unless you want to use its scientific moniker:  Selene Vomer!  I’ve never seen these guys when diving, and took my reference shots through windows of an aquarium in Vegas.

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This is painted on plastic – It’s fun to work with since the effects are surprising and there is the extra challenge that water erases the colour – so building your layers is really interesting.

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Puerto Escondido is on the south coast of Mexico on the Pacific Ocean.  It’s a small fishing town with surf big enough for competition ~ and there’s a daily fish market stocked by local fisherman who carry their catch across the beach from their little white fishing boats.  The women clean them on site and off you go with dinner under your arm.

16″ x 20″

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This is painted on Terraskin, a kind of plastic that doesn’t quite accept the watercolour and makes for interesting effects.

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This is a commission that I did in Melbourne Australia when we were there last January.  It’s on The Great Ocean Road on the south coast.  The backstory is very romantique – it’s where he proposed to her.  (She said yes and they are in the Happily Ever After phase..)

18″ x 22″

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Palm trees are endlessly fascinating from every perspective.

18″ x 22″

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A Canadian artist’s album wouldn’t be complete without  a littlw winter.  We live in an area where there are many of these old barns;  they have a certain beauty in every season, but I think winter is the best.

17″ x 22″

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17″ x 22″

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This kettle lake is near Nobleton in King Township and is a delight in every season!

14″ x 21″

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