Sunday, July 30, 2017

Untitled


Untitled
48x24"
Mixed Media on Canvas
Painting #232 - I don't think this painting is finished. I'm experimenting with skies because I have a commissioned sky painting. I struggle with leaving the canvas so "simple" ... why do I want to see more? I like the calmness presented here but a part of me is saying, "so what?". I need help ...

Hot Summer Night


Hot Summer Night
20x10"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #231 - Noticing that I love the turquoise and orange colour combination.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Ready to Work


Ready to Work
8x8"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #230 - I'm participating in a show called Cultivation of Art at Vales Greenhouse in Black Diamond from June 23-25th. I thought my body of work should include a tractor. These little red guys are hard to find so I used an existing picture I had that was taken by a colleague. Hope to see you at the show!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Autumn Rush


Autumn Rush
12x24"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #229 - I simply wanted to capture the colours of autumn in a landscape. I'm still experimenting with different styles of tree foliage and haven't captured a style I love ... yet!

Spring Alarm


Spring Alarm
10x20"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #228 - I wanted to capture the first moments of spring when bits of lime green begin to appear. I don't think I captured that but I like the bold colours in the foreground.

Acts of Creation


Acts of Creation
6x20"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #227 - I just wanted to try something different. It was difficult to integrate the girl's face into the landscape but I'm happy with the turn out. Its different - different is good, right? lol

Friday, April 21, 2017

Rise and Shine


Rise and Shine
16x40"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #226 - There are many layers of fabric, gold leaf and paint in the background of this painting. Finished just in time for tomorrow's show at Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association, 917 Centre Avenue NE, Calgary from 10-4. Hope to see you there!

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!!