Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hawk strikes a pose in Scarborough

 Scarborough morning sun revealed a hawk walking in the tall grass along hydro green way
 I could approach the bird within 10 feet.
 The bird was very relaxed and looking very close at the base of fence posts
 After awhile the bird flew to a fence post much farther away.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Toronto Comic Convention

 Artist Charles Weiss meets the creator Andrea Grant   CREATOR of MINX COMIC
 Diane shows her blue wrist band while riding escalator to the 2012  TORONTO WIZARD WORLD COMIC CONVENTION
 Dr. Who fans, dressed as green haired vixen!
 Amazing wall of comic art.
 More amazing comic artwork!
Voluptuous Zombie nurse, these costumes really make this comic convention GREAT!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

FISHES of Toronto Book now printed and published!

The Fishes of Toronto, a guide to their remarkable world has just been printed and made available to the people of Toronto ! I was the fish illustrator with the working commitee on this Great Book.  The group of about a dozen met over the past two years to discuss the books content and design of the  complex world of fish in the Toronto area. I enjoy painting and drawing  fish, they are source of many images in my mind. I supplied almost 25  acrylic and watercolour paintings for the 78 page book.
The back cover painting is titled "Northern Pike chasing Yellow Perch." Pat Viggiani the book's graphic designer really liked the colour blue in this painting.
.Local Newspaper gives a full page to the Fishes of Toronto Book,  including a large full colour photograph of me and my paintings!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Honorable Mention win at Kitchener City Hall Art Show

Charles Weiss won a honorable mention at the reception for the April Art Show  at Kitchener City Hall's Rotunda Gallery.
His wood carving "Muskie Crush"was selected from a selection of  about 40 artworks
by members of the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators Group. The Art Show Contnues until
 April 29, 2012.
The background for the carving features pages from recently published FISHES OF TORONTO.
Charles provided over 25 illustrations for the book.
was selected