Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Breathe


Breathe
30x10"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #260 - A colleague gave me this photo and another colleague asked me if I would be interested in participating in a canola field exhibition. So thus, here is my canola field painting!

Have a Seat


Have a Seat
24x12"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #259 - It's glorious to work from a photo! While out for a walk I captured this scene and was eager to paint it. I'm still focused on "subtracting the light" and using single pigment paints.

Presence


Presence
10x10"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #258 - Still focusing on "subtracting the light". It's hard to think backwards ... I'm used to adding the light at the end of my painting journey!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Rainbow Ridge Babe


Rainbow Ridge Babe
8x10"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #257 - My friends who call their home, Rainbow Ridge Ranch sent me this picture of a baby moose they saw on their property. I though he/she would be fun to paint. I didn't use my new process for this one.

Trust


Trust
12x6"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #256 - Still experimenting. Did I mention that I'm using a whole new palette of single pigment paints? I'll continue to trust the process! Just wondering ... should I bring my edges in closer to the tree?

Friendship


Friendship
12x6"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #255 - I'm just continuing on this journey. I don't mind this painting. I think my leaves look rich.

Patience


Patience
20x6"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting # 254 - I will have to be patient with myself as I learn this new process. I forgot to mention in my last post that I'm only using single pigment paints too. WHAT - no more mixing paints!! I use a layering process. I've always glazed but this is much different .... its that "subtracting the light" thing!

Take a Risk


Take a Risk
20x6"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #253 - I'm trying something new - its called "subtracting the light". Its very challenging because I have to plan out my whole painting before I begin. I would call myself an intuitive painter so this is very different for me. I admire David Langevin's work and I read his blog about his process. I'm hoping to achieve more light and vibrance in my work.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Connect


Connect
7x5"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #252 - Small and quick AND, I think I've found my new challenge!!! I'll share in the next post ... it's about subtracting the light!

Passion


Passion
12x6"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #251 - Continuing with small and quick and trying to improve my clouds.

Peace


Peace
7x5"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #250 - Again, painting small and quick. This painting was fun to do.

The Journey


The Journey
6x8"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #249 - I had just been cross-country skiing with friends. It was a glorious day. I'm just continuing to paint small and quick until I find a new challenge, goal or pathway in my painting journey.

Relax


Relax
12x16"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #248 - I was feeling "stuck" and didn't know what to paint. I did some reading about painters block and the following statement got me to pick up my brush, "You always have something in your head, just paint it". I let go of trying to figure out what to paint, found a photo for inspiration, and just painted. It is what it is!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sparkles and Me


Sparkles and Me
8x8"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #247 - I had so much fun painting this picture of my sister-in-law and me. We were in the Caribbean and bought the same Micheal Kors sunglasses. My brother took the photo in black and white with only our glasses containing colour. It just had to be painted!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Pathway to the Elbow River


Pathway to the Elbow River
8x8"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #246 - It sure is a lot easier to create a painting from a photograph. Usually, I create my landscapes from memory and feeling but I had a reference photo for this piece. This painting is my last for 2017 and marks my 30th piece of the year! Whew, I didn't think I was going to meet that goal this year. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Looking West


Looking West
12x6"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #245 - I always use molding paste when I paint coniferous trees and I honestly didn't know if I could paint one without it! I'm happy with my result.

Sparkles Along the Bow River


Sparkles Along the Bow River
12x6"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #244 - I didn't plan on painting my tree this way, however, this is what I got. I like the addition of rhinestones in the piece. The whole painting lights up when the sun hits it!

Banks of the Bow River


Banks of the Bow River
8x8"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #243 - I really enjoyed painting the river bank in this piece. I like the design of the three distinct areas in the foreground: the underground, the water and shadows, and the bank.

Inspired Moments


Inspired Moments
10x10"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #242 - I thought I'd paint a bit bigger this time. I like the loose strokes in the background, however, I'm still struggling with my foreground deciduous trees. These will have to do for now.

Stay Connected


Stay Connected
5x7"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #241 - I'm continuing with my tiny landscape paintings and enjoying the feeling of expressive mark making!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Miracles


Miracles
5x7
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #240 - I like this little gem! The ochre and purple compliment each other nicely. On to my next small piece ... Which colour scheme shall I choose next?

Take the Leap


Take the Leap
5x7"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #239 - I'm continuing with my small paintings. I used an analogous colour scheme of blue, green and purple. I like the roots in the foreground and continue to enjoy the freedom I feel while painting these small pieces.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Time to Rest


Time to Rest
6x8"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #238 - I'm painting a few small pieces as they are good for gifts. I enjoyed the freedom I felt doing this painting ... perhaps because of its size??

Memories


Memories
6x6"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #237 - I was playing around with inks and this is a photo transfer of the same piece I did on watercolour paper (which I like better). I have great memories of New Hamburg's fall fair when I was I kid and that's what I tried to capture.

Winter's Upon Us


Winter's Upon Us
30x10"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #236 - I began this painting when the weather started to change and a cold chill was in the air. The snow hadn't come but I knew it was on our doorstep!