Hope everyone had a good Christmas. We did, and looking forward to a quiet New Year's Eve...then an active new year painting!
I've been working on a number of large paintings for the 2013 season. I am toying with buying a bunch of 5x7 and 6x8 canvasboards and doing more of the almost daily paintings. I'll seriously put this on my list of New Year's Resolutions. I've rather missed the small paintings. The struggle was coming up with new subjects, so this time I may focus on something like still life or floral.
Something to think about. Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Friday, 17 August 2012
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Finally finished this dahlia painting. I used my favorite Oriental vase - I've used it a number of times in paintings. And the fact that I paid $5.00 at a sidewalk sale, makes it even better!
This is 24"x24" on deep canvas. $600.00 SOLD
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Saturday, 28 July 2012
I've always wanted to paint Molly's Reach, and this was for a challenge at the gallery. Not a lot of light because it was a rainy day. This took a while, and I had fun with the windows which show reflections of the diners. Next time I'll paint Molly's from a distance. SOLD
Friday, 27 July 2012
Had a great time visiting my parents in Saskatoon. Now it's time to get some painting in. Been a busy summer so far. Lots of fun things to do, not the least of which is taking back control of my garden. It's gotten totally out of hand with overgrown perennials, chickweed, and clover. We've had some lovely, sunny weather and everything is growing like gangbusters. I understand better what indeterminate tomatoes are, as mine are close to 6' tall, I wish my sunflowers were as nice! SOLD
Friday, 4 May 2012
These terracotta pots were fun to paint. The shadows are a bit deeper in the painting. I couldn't quite match the colour in my program, but you get the idea. It reminds me of a hot summer day, with a bit of green relief. SOLD
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
The seeds I planted last week are breaking through the soil, but spring and summer seem a long way off, yet. It's still cool in the Pacific Northwest. Figured painting a few flowers would brighten the day. Worked for me :} SOLD
Friday, 13 April 2012
Saturday, 7 April 2012
Took a photo of this little girl on Davis Bay beach. Davis Bay has the nicest beach around - actual sand instead of rocks. This little girl had her eye fixed on this big old seagull heading her way. Always a lot of activity there, and lots of good poses to capture. SOLD
Thursday, 5 April 2012
Monday, 26 March 2012
This is a really neat old wooden boat I took a picture of in Gibsons Harbour. I thought it would be interesting to paint on an old bumpy canvas...what I didn't realize is that boats have lots of straight lines, and straight lines don't work really well on a bumpy surface. Anyway, it was fun and just a little challenging. Love the red and green...the little yellow sailboat and the blue bumper don't hurt, either. Bright and cheery, just the way I like them. SOLD
Friday, 2 March 2012
Landscapes are fun, and heaven knows we have enough beauty in B.C. to choose from. But, during the rainy season and with dreary winter edging into spring, my first love is still painting flowers. I have a nice selection of dahlias in the garden that friends have shared with me, or that I got at Dahlias Galore, which is an amazing place to visit during dahlia season. I've taken a ton of pictures of their flowers....rows and rows of glorious dahlias. This year I must sneak another plant or two into my garden. SOLD.
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Thursday, 9 February 2012
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Sunday, 29 January 2012
As a kid I loved horses. Still do. I remember taking the bus from one end of Saskatoon to the other, just to get to a stable. It took a long time, but the horses were worth it. This picture was taken near Abbotsford, on a warm, sunny afternoon. SOLD
Friday, 27 January 2012
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
I don't paint a lot of watercolour, but occasionally get in the mood. This little guy was definitely fun to paint. The background looks a little pinkish, but isn't really. He and I have something in common - we both love hazelnuts! SOLD
11x15" w/colour on Arches cold press paper