Paintings for Sale

Prices are in $CDN.    Unless otherwise notices, all paintings are unframed, as-is.

If interested,  please contact me at deepfryar (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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Title:    Oregon Coast.
Size:     9″ x 12″
Price:   $175 plus shipping.

I forget exactly where in Oregon this was.   It was all part of a road trip where I drove along the Pacific Northwest Coast.

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Title:   Leaves Part II
Size:    8″ x 12″
Price:  $260 plus shipping

From someone’s front lawn in Mississauga, Ontario.   You never know where you’ll find your next painting subjects.

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Title:   Acadia Coast
Size:    12″ x 9″
Price:  $175  plus shipping.

Around Acadia National Park, in Maine.

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Title:   Tombstone Mountains on the Dempster
Size:    8″ x 6″
Price:  $125.  Plus shipping.

From the Dempster Highway, just north of Dawson City, Yukon, in July.

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Title:   Beach on Batchawana Bay
Size:    6″ x 8″
Price:  $80  plus shipping.

One of my favorite swimming beaches along the eastern shore of Lake Superior.

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Title:  Just North of the Soo
Size:   6″ x 8″
Price:  $125 plus shipping.

Another scene along Lake Superior’s eastern shore, this time a bit later in the year.

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Title:  Temagami Sketch
Size:   6″ x 8″
Price: $75 plus shipping

From a fishing trip I took in northeastern Ontario.

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Tit;e:      Hiking Mt. Marcy
Size:      9″ x 12″
Price:   $195 plus shipping.

Hiking the alpine regions of upstate New York.

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Title:   Still life with Donuts
Size:    9″ x 7″ (approx).
Price:  $85

Hey, donuts!  …What can I say?
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Title:   Lake Richard Ski Loop
Size:    6″ x 8″
Price:  $80 plus shipping.

Some open water I found, while cross-country skiing in Gatineau Park, Quebec.

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Title:  Icefields over Wrangell St. Elias
Size:   10″ x 13″
Price:  $185 plus shipping.

This was a scenic flight over Wrangell St. Elias National Park, on the Alaska Yukon Border.

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25 Comments on “Paintings for Sale”


  1. […] see other samples visit Paintings For Sale on his […]

  2. steph Says:

    Hiking Mt. Marcy is awesome, definitely my fave, although they’re all very good! There’s something about that painting that immediately made me think of Middle Earth. Is it like the illustrations in my LOTR edition? Is it the colours? I don’t know.

    I like. I would buy it if I could right now!

  3. Friar Says:

    @Steph

    I love hiking in the Adirondacks, for exactly those reasons…the Middle-Earth look and feel of the alpine regions. Takes a few hours to hike up to that area, but when you’re up there, it’s like you’re on another planet, thousands of miles from Ontario.

    You guys should go hiking there sometimes, and bring Lucy.

    It’s reasonable driving distance from where you live. And with campgrounds and such, it doesnt’ have to be expensive.


  4. Hi Friar,

    Oh, what talent you have. I was trying to pick a favorite, but they are all fabulous.

    By the way, isn’t the Pacific Coast highway a beautiful drive? I am always drawn to the Ocean, but unfortunately only make it there about once a year. Sigh.

  5. Friar Says:

    @Barbara

    I’m glad in Oregon they were smart enough to keep the coast wild and undeveloped.

    I do the occasional road trip to the Atlantic Ocean, and it’s a whole different story. With the exception of a few National Seashores, almost ever square foot is built up and wall-to-wall people.

    Keep your eyes peeled. I’ll be posting more painting in the near future.


  6. They’re all beautiful, well done.

  7. Friar Says:

    @arybythepaintedbrush

    Thanks. Your stuff looks pretty good too.

  8. Lisis Says:

    Wow!!! These are gorgeous! You have an amazing talent! I only wish I had some disposable income (is there such a thing?) right now to purchase or commission one! Have you listed them on DeviantArt.com?

    Mostly, I wanted to thank you for your comment on the Passion Paradox post. I’ll be replying to it in just a bit, but I’m so thrilled you shared your story and I don’t think you should feel one bit ashamed about having a job that allows you to provide for your family and pursue your passion. Who knows? One day your passion may BE your job, but in the meantime, I believe, you are doing the right thing for you and yours.

    THANK YOU!!!! 🙂

  9. Friar Says:

    @Lisis

    Up until now, I’ve just sold paintings word-of-mouth. I only started to put them on-line last week. I might start expanding to other areas shortly.

    I’m not terribly concerned if I don’t earn a living wage as an artist. A mediocre engineer makes MUCH more than the superstars you see in art studios.

    I’m going to paint anyway, regardless if I make any money. But maybe I’ll earn enough to pay for an occasional vacation or something. That would be a bonus, and would make my cubicle job a lot more tolerable.

    But in the mean time, at least I can pay my mortgage and eat steak. Unlike some other bloggers. 😉

    By the way, your article was excellent. I’ve already forwarded to a few friends who feel exactly the same way.

  10. Lisis Says:

    Thank you! I love your approach to this… very balanced. You trained hard to be an engineer, and you make a good living at it. You have a lot to be proud of. Furthermore, you don’t just work… you paint, you write, you share, you live, you travel. Your life is infused with passion on all sides, and that is very contagious.

    Besides, being able to pay the mortgage and eat steak whenever you want to is a HUGE bonus! We’re on such a tight budget now, my mouth actually watered when I read the word “steak”! And you know why? Because we walked away from BOTH our corporate careers! Totally bought into the snake oil, then felt like failures for not being rich.

    We don’t regret the decision (yet), but it certainly has been a life-changing experience, and not for the faint of heart. Money stress greatly impacts even the best of marriages… and health… and overall happiness. I just think it’s a dangerous and irresponsible trend.

    I’m about to go read your rants, too. BTW, if you’d like to write a response to that post (for, against, adding to, whatever), I’ll gladly add the link to it in the article. 🙂

  11. Friar Says:

    @Lisis

    I think it takes a lot of guts to quit one’s job and go into business for oneself. But it’s not for everyone (and I recognize that I’m one of those people).

    Glad to see you don’t regret your decision. But you’ve played it smart….you’ve already gained your experience and paid your dues in the corporate world.

    So if you got tired of your own business (or wanted to eat steak again 🙂 ) you could always go back to where you were, in an office job.

    Unlike many others, who want to get-rich-quick, and don’t have that option.

  12. Lisis Says:

    Great point, and one my husband and I talk about often. We are willing to give this an honest try, and maybe it’ll work out. But if it doesn’t, one or both of us can go back to the corporate thing knowing that we at least gave it a shot.

    No regrets. However, if we get to that point (of actually falling back on those degrees our parents said we should get… so we’d have something to fall back on) I really don’t believe we should feel like failures.

    Holy smokes! I just realized I hijacked your comments section on your ART post!!

    Sorry… the paintings are brilliant, and I can’t wait to buy one… right after my next steak. 🙂

  13. Friar Says:

    @Lisis

    Okay…deal. Feed yourself first. Then if there’s any $$ left over, feel free to buy a painting.

    Never let it be said that I came between someone and a good steak dinner. 🙂

  14. Kool Aid Says:

    I’m not sure how I missed these paintings but they’re amazing! Makes me want to get out my brushes and try some of my own. Just beautiful.

    Do you work from photographs or are these “freehand”? You have a gift 🙂

  15. Friar Says:

    @Kool Aid

    Thanks for the compliment. Do you paint too?

    I’m one of those people who HATES “Pleine Aire” (I.e. painting on-site). These are all from photos I took.

    When I’m outdoors, I’m much rather spend my time hiking and fishing and playing, etc. I just take a lot of snapshots, and paint them later, at my leisure.

  16. Kool Aid Says:

    I do paint, but not often. I have done a couple of murals where I work, but that building will soon be torn down, so the “evidence” will be gone. I haven’t tried water color in years and years, but yours have inspired me to try again at some point.

    I love to take pictures, though. I’m like you – I’d much rather be experiencing the outdoors and photographing it and not sitting and painting – plus, I don’t have that kind of patience.

  17. Friar Says:

    @Kool Aid

    In Canada, there’s another mitigating factor why it’s not fun to sit and paint outside…

    ….BUGS!!!


  18. WOW, Friar! I thought you biggest talent was being cynical. Boy, was I wrong!!!! These are really good!!!!

  19. Friar Says:

    @Trailerpark Barbie

    Hah! Bet you’d have never guessed, huh? 🙂

  20. Sheila Says:

    I happened upon your website. It fits like a glove for me. Photographs of my northern ontario / simple, and delightful commentary; your art work – very nice; poetic and playfull blog and stories. I will be tunning in. It will be my piece of solace, and small delight after a days work – therapist. I am also an artist, and a writer. I am living vicariously through you … You are a stone on the beach that I have found that I will be adding to my collection …

  21. Friar Says:

    @Sheila

    That has got to be one of the nicest comments I’ve ever gotten on my blog.

    Glad you like this site. I dont’ get that many readers. But the ones that do come here, really seem to like it.

    Glad to have you aboard.

  22. svc Says:

    I love the donuts. I may have to make a purchase some time. The paper flat – that we all recognize ads retro wimzy.

  23. Friar Says:

    @Svc

    The donuts were something different, just to break away from the landscape paintings. I also painted pizza, and stuff from Burger King.

  24. svc Says:

    I think I saw the pizza somewhere on your blog. Its great that you even think of painting these subjects. A local artist here puts a used Tim Horton’s cup in all his paintings; hidden like your bear in your photos. I just love it all. Sheila

  25. Fletch Says:

    I love your painting. The forest ones take me to the algoma region. They remind me of where I spent my the first half.


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