Saturday, April 16, 2022

Finding Bliss

 

Finding Bliss - 12x3" Mixed Media on Board

Painting #306 - I really like the bottom left hand corner of this painting. Another tree found on my daily walk.

Finding My Calm

 

Finding My Calm - 12x3" Mixed Media on Board

Painting #305 - This is my favourite tree portrait so far. I love the tree and the colours. I found this tree on an early morning walk.

Shak'in Off Winter

 

Shak'in Off Winter - 18x3" Mixed Media on Board

Paining #304 - I really struggled with this painting. I kept feeling like the top wasn't unified with the bottom. I think it works now.

Keeper of Stories

 

Keeper of Stories - 18x3" Mixed Media on Board

Painting #303 - I love the top right corner of this painting along with the blues, greens and yellows.

Be Mine Valentine

 

Be Mine Valentine - 18x3" Mixed Media on Board

Painting #302 - I thought I'd experiment with a different size canvas. It was difficult with such a narrow board. My title was chosen because I finished just before Valentine's Day. I was hoping someone would buy it for their lover lol!!

Dream Walk

 

Dream Walk - 12x3" Mixed Media on Board

Painting #301 - It was fun trying to work with new colours. This is a tree I pass by on my daily walks.

Reach Beyond

 

Reach Beyond - 12x3" Mixed Media on Board

Painting #300 - Continuing to try and achieve more illumination in my work.

Stand Proud

 

Stand Proud - 12x3" Mixed Media on Board

Painting #299 - This is a small tree portrait I completed after taking David Langevin's class.

Face the Storm

Face the Storm - 8x8" Mixed Media on Board

Painting #298 - This painting was inspired by Blackfoot Traditional teachings. The buffalo faces the storm head on as should people by taking responsibility and ownership of their actions.
 

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Be with You

 

Be With You - 8 x 8" Mixed Media on Board

Painting #297 - A fun commissioned piece depicting Fleetwood Mac's song, I want to be with you everywhere.


Monday, September 6, 2021

Take It Easy

 

Take It Easy - 48x16" Mixed Media on Board

Painting #296 - I'm working in collaboration with the musical group, The Fragments. This is another piece that was inspired by their song, Days Like This, from their new album, Get Lost.

The Light Steals In

 

The Light Steals In - 24x8" Mixed Media on Board

Painting #295 - I'm working in collaboration with the musical group, The Fragments. This piece was inspired by their song, Days Like This, from their new album, Get Lost.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Anticipation

 

Anticipation - 8x8" Mixed Media on Board

Painting #294 - I'm working in collaboration with the musical group, The Fragments. They write the songs and I paint them! This was so fun to create! See my YouTube video to listen to the song, David's Ankles, from their new CD titled, Get Lost.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Final Curtain

 

Final Curtain - 12x6" Mixed Media on Board

Painting #293 - I'm working collaboratively with the musical group, The Fragments. They write the songs and I paint them! I had a blast creating this piece!! See my YouTube video to listen to the song, Oven in a Field, from their new CD, Get Lost.

Summers Like This

 

Summers Like This - 8x10" Mixed Media on Board

Painting #292 - I'm working collaboratively with the musical group, The Fragments. They write the songs and I paint them! So fun!! See my YouTube video to listen to the song, Days Like This, from their new CD, Get Lost.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Winter's Beauty

 

Winter's Beauty - 10x8" Mixed Media on Board

Painting #291 - This is my cousin Tracy. This painting is from a photo she sent me of her on her property. She's so beautiful!

Sweet Dreams

 

Sweet Dreams - 10x30" Mixed Media on Board

Painting #290 - This was my trial and error piece for the commission that I painted. After I finished the commission, I went back and reworked this one.

I Like Dreaming

 

I Like Dreaming - 10x78" Acrylic on Canvas 

Painting #289 - This was a commissioned piece that was a lot fun to paint!

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Well-Being II

 

Well-Being II - 10x10" - Mixed Media on Birch Panel

Painting #288 - This painting was commissioned from a member of our Indigenous team at the Calgary Board of Education. The original piece was very similar and was created as a collaborative effort with our team.

Renewing Relationships

 

Renewing Relationships - 14x11" - Mixed Media on Birch Panel

Painting # 287 - Dr. Betty Bastien (2016) states, “To understand the present we must understand the past” (p. 9). Thus, my learning journey begins with the creation of this painting honouring the original occupants of Treaty 7 territory. My reference photo was taken at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park where Treaty 7 was signed in 1877. Simultaneously, I’ve been reading, listening and watching to learn more about land acknowledgements, colonialism and the ongoing legal and socioeconomic impacts of treaties on Indigenous communities. Understanding our shared history is a positive step to renewing relationships between Indigenous peoples and other Canadians. Knowing the truth can foster respect and a desire to move forward together to encourage strong families, healthy communities and vibrant cultures, all which contribute to a stronger Canada for everyone. 

ATA Reference: Education is our Buffalo - A Teacher's Resource for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Education in Alberta.

This Bed is on Fire

This Bed is on Fire - 8x8" Mixed Media on Birch Panel

Painting #286 - Fun piece commissioned as a Christmas gift depicting a couple's warm memory of a song they use to sing together.