Category Archives: Chase

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Jingle Dancer

Jingle dancer from photo archive composited and painted. Mountain Textured Jingle Dancer Texture control -Started with rough canvas and canvas duplicate black and white as texture. It was over the top. added mountain texture using […]

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From Beneath Pine St. Bridge

This painting is the far shore taken from beneath Pine street bridge.I made a texture map from a black and white version of the photo and applied a very old Photoshop filter from the Other […]

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Trumpeter Swans

I await the return of Trumpeter Swans. They like to feed near the mouth of the Little Shuswap River. The water is ice cold and the Sockeye Salmon which is headed to the Adams River […]

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Face Painted Youth

Three paintings were made from photo references of this pow wow youth dancer. He was a terrific. Who gets a good subject in motion that has bright colour, interesting form, and angry passion. I’d forgotten […]

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Pow Dancer – The Hop

This was the Pow Wow – Senior Men’s Dance winner, a powerful athletic dancer, who I was able to catch in the hop motion. I remember he was smiling and had the widest grin at […]

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Bridge to Village

Bridge on the way to the Band Office.

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3 Child Dancers

These child dancer paintings are less concerned with realistic facial features, regalia, and detail and more concerned with movement and light. While I revisit old methods of building up composites and story, I use new […]

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Hockey Posters

Chase Heat Goalie Poster Goal Keeps always get attention from photographers. The nets are the most exciting location to get classic action shots. It follows that I’d accumulate a sizeable collection. Composites are technically complicated […]

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Ride’Em Cowboys

“Grass Cowboys” painting On a hot August morning, grass cowboys get to work in the neighbourhood. (Click to enlarge, then [X} to close.)  

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Canada Day

Chase Canada Day, 2019 Three good reasons for marking Chase Canada Day Parade as my premier photo shoot event in 2019: 1./ Councillor Steve Scott and Mayor Rod Crowe , located between the cab and […]

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Bears Dancing

Bear Dance First time I’ve seen the claw and growl action between dancers. Serious fun for kids in the circle. The kids were so happy to be bears. Updated some very old brushes in Painter […]

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Watch Bears Dance

Watch Bears Dance “Watch Bears dance” – digital painting result based on Neskonlith Elder’s Pow Wow, August 2017, from WIP  GrandMother archives. Created Nov. 2017. for 18 X 22.5 inch gallery wrap.      

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Rodeo Retiree

I don’t know Don. He has been visible at every Pritchard rodeo I ever attended. He wears many hats at the BCRA. Runs the tractor that cultivates the arena for the barrel riders: judges bare, […]

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Pritchard Rodeo

BCRA Rodeo – Pritchard 2017 I attended the July 9th rodeo in Pritchard and found that half of the toughest contestants, those from Cache Creek area were not able to compete. They were busy fighting […]

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Canada Day 2017

Chase Parade Chase Canada Day paraded an honour guard, RCMP in red, float cakes marked 150, golf carts and emergency vehicles brought up the rear. And there was more….Scroll Down to see

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Deer Man

The Deer This man was dancing in the Seniors category at the Neskonlith Pow Wow, 2016. In the photo reference, he wears bright green regalia as he danced. And he was a very good dancer.But […]

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Go Home

Time To Go Home This digital oil painting, with a bit of impasto, was posted for a Sept 29, 2016, DAA class using Corel Painter’s new 2017, new software version. For my final assignment I […]

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Snow Dancers

Dancer in a Snowscape I made a photo composite of my main subject on a heavily populated aspen patch. Then I painted a snowscape with a few birches, my subject, and later added a fox […]

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Dancer Landscape

Still painting, still printing Pow Wow dancers on archival canvas. Now I am also oil painting and gel varnishing large canvas panels as well. I hungered for a series to develop in my  own way. […]

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Hockey on Ice

Arena Updates Note: Chase Heat – Home game photo shoots are posted as temporarily Galleries for the Regular Season then my favourites are moved HERE . See Photo Blog to find more Chase Heat posters. […]

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Owl

Owl Medicine Bag Along the animistic theme, this is a further painted Boldini-like pow wow dancer. This fellow holds “The owl” in his hands in the form of a medicine bag. I picked an owl […]

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Pipe Dancer

Pipe of Change (Click Image to View Full Sized.)   The legend of Calf Woman kept going through my mind as I painted.  I want the dancer and the white calf to have power and […]

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Dapper Dancer

Dapper Hatted Man and Canada Goose (Click Image to View Full Sized Hat Man)   Dapper Dancer & Canada Goose   The best way for me to learn is to “just do it”, and keep […]

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Pow Wow Dancer

Heron Man I printed my first canvas and I printed it with a new printer. Also created “Heron Man” —another Pow Wow painting— the 13th image in a series of Bodini-like figures. Optimism has returned.  […]

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Paintings Lost

I put all my painted images that I had not printed onto a storage hard drive during extensive house renovations. The external hard drive failed. When I inquired about the costs involved in rescue and […]

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Little Shuswap Lake

Little Shuswap Lake – Mid May.   This morning, 8:30, took a photograph of Little Shuswap Lake in between rains. It rains edible nitrogen–makes colours rich. Makes birds loud. I’m liking Spring all over again. […]

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Long Canoes

Long Canoes Paddle Through the Mouth of Little Shuswap Lake August 1st, under the noon day sun, many stand on Pine Street bridge to cheer, wave, and hold up signs for the 5 local bands […]

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Chase Wharf

Chase Wharf Photographs The new wharf is a steel and concrete beauty, taller, and made to last longer. If needed, a maintenance truck can now drive down the length of it. The wharf funding was […]

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Rodeo Bull

The Under Bull Pritchard puts on a great little rodeo. It’s so well set up that I can count on great action shots and lots of photo stories. I love a good story. This story […]

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Timber Sports

Making Cookies And Chop Part I – slideshows July 14, 2012, I lug my camera to Memorial Park in the hope of finding a log-rolling contest that I could photograph from the beach. No log-rolling. […]

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Timber Sports – 2

Cookies & Chops continued July 14, 2012, Memorial Park, Chase, BC, the Timber Sports competition in full swing. Contestants are measured and judged during timber games for accuracy, agility, skill, stamina, and speed. (This article […]

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Postcard From Chase

Chase – Only One Ass in Town My first visit to the Chase Chamber of Commerce information trailer was to learn about a now forgotten event. While in conversation with the attendant, I noticed a […]

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