Monday, October 9, 2017

Magnificent Soul


Magnificent Soul
16x40"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #234 - In this painting I wanted to capture the beauty of the land as the season changed. Autumn is a colourful time of year and an inspiration for me.

True Alberta - Redo


True Alberta - Redo
36x48
Mixed Media on Canvas
Again, I added so branches and leaves in the foreground, which provides more interest and depth to the painting.

Alberta Thaw - Redo


Alberta Thaw - Redo
24x36"
Mixed Media on Canvas
I decided to paint some bush branches in the foreground. I think it gives the painting more depth.

The In Crowd - Redo


The In Crowd - Redo
40x40"
Mixed Media on Canvas
I decided to change a few of my paintings that have been in my inventory for a while. In this painting I added some warm coloured leaves to represent the change of season. I also added some "jewels" - their shine really catches my eye!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

A Child is Born


A Child is Born
60x40"
Mixed Media on Canvas
Painting #233 - This was a commissioned piece, which really pushed me because of its size and "trying to get it right" for my clients. Unfortunately, I didn't get a good photo before it went to its new home!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Untitled


After the Rain
24x48"
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
10x20"
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!