Sunday, March 19, 2017

Shake it Off


Shake it Off
30x10"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #225 - I learned a new way to provide texture to my trees in this painting. I think I like this one! The tree is shaking off the last bits of snow.

Spring Forward


Spring Forward
30x10"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #224 - I learned a new technique with the trees in the background. I was able to keep the foliage loose using a gel medium. Now I need to practice to perfect it!

Baby Its Cold Outside


Baby Its Cold Outside
12x24"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #223 - Need I say more? It was a very snowy and cold winter in Calgary!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Palatable Prada


Palatable Prada
6x6"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #222 - Another little purse purchased on holidays in Saint Thomas.

Affordable Burberry


Affordable Burberry
6x6"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #221 - This little purse was hard to paint. I think its because my canvas was so small. My sister-in-law Kay and I bonded over this purse in Puerto Rico!

Fall's Fever


Fall's Fever
16x48"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #220 - I just started painting this landscape without any prior ideas/concepts. This is where I ended up .... I'm not sure if I'm finished or not. I haven't added the resin so there's time to change or add things. Please share any suggestions .... if I had a following, my request might be useful lol!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Autumn Feast


Autumn Feast
11x14"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #219 - Well, its been a busy fall and I didn't paint as many paintings as I hoped to. This will be my last for the 2016 year ... Happy Holidays!!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Alberta's Heartbeat


Alberta's Heartbeat
16x12"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #218 - This is the last painting from my course. This one will also be published with a poem. What I've learned is that clouds are very, very hard to paint!!

Looking West


Looking West
20x6"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #217 - Another sky painting from my course. This time I incorporated my Haiku poem in the foreground of my painting.

Relinquish


Relinquish
12x9"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #216 - Another one of my sky paintings from my Alberta Skies course. This one will be published along with its poem.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Trust


Trust
8x8"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #215 - I've recently joined a course called, Alberta Skies, Metaphors and Similes through paint, prose, print and poetry. My first assignment was to investigate skies and then write a story about a sky. I wrote a poem ... which may be exhibited at a later date.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Got My Eye on You


Got My Eye on You
6x12"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #214 - Meet Harvey!!! He's the greatest little cat in the world. He belongs to a colleague of mine and we get to cat-sit him once in a while. Luck us!

Finders Keepers


Finders Keepers
6x12"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #213 - Well, these big birds are just every where in Alberta so I thought I'd paint one. As we all know, they are scavengers so I thought I'd put a little something in its mouth!

Sky-Liners


Sky-Liners
16x48"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #212 - This painting's title was inspired by a Louis L'amour novel called the Sky-Liners and all the trees I saw while driving from Alberta to Ontario this summer. I read the novel out loud to my parents and husband as we drove from one province to the next. It made the time fun!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Truth


Truth
10x20"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #211 - I was drawn to this colour scheme and upon the completion of the painting I realized it had an aboriginal feel to it. I decided that this painting will mark the beginning of me learning more about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Checkered Lilies 2


Checkered Lilies 2
18x18"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #210 - My husband thought it would be a good idea to paint this composition again because I've had many people inquire about the former painting of it that was sold. So, here it is. I noticed that my drawing skills are improving because I was able to draw the composition rather quickly.