Saturday, May 9, 2020

Release


Release
30 x 6"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #280 - I just wanted to "let go" and play with materials. There's gold leaf and collaged paper in this painting. It reminds me of my Klimt days!

Thursday, April 23, 2020


Well-Being
10 x 8"
Mixed Media on Board
Paining #279 - The CBE Indigenous Education Team gathered electronically to create this visual of what Indigenous Well-Being looks like to each of us. I depicted four traditional medicines: rosehips, prairie sage, sweetgrass and wolf willow. The visual of the roots, sprout and full bloom of each plant reminds us of the cycle of life. Each seed must be nurtured to reach full maturity and share its gifts. A sweetgrass braid is wrapped around to symbolize protection.

Our team is sharing this with schools, students, families and the greater community and invite you to do the same. It will also serve as a foundational touchstone for our renewed CBE Indigenous Education Strategy.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Faith


Faith
8x6"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #278 - This is a beautiful spot near my parent's home just outside of Owen Sound, Ontario. When surrounded by nature, all my troubles melt away and I'm reminded that a better tomorrow is possible.

Peace


Peace
6x8"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #277 - Wow, it just hit me, 277 is a lot of paintings lol. This is a landscape painting of a beautiful spot close to my parent's house just outside of Owen Sound. I always feel at peace when my husband and I go for our morning walk to this spot.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Blessings


Blessings
30x6"
Mixed Media on Birch Panel
Painting #276 - This is my favourite wheat painting. I just love the size of the canvas. Its so long!!

Our Daily Bread


Our Daily Bread
6x4"
Mixed Media on Birch Panel
Painting #275 - This is just a tiny little painting of wheat that I thought might sell at Beacon Original Art's fall show but its still with me.

Expect the Best


Expect the Best
12x9"
Mixed Media on Birch Panel
Painting #274 - I started to get a bit more detailed with the wheat.

A Gift


A Gift
12x6"
Mixed Media on Birch Panel
Painting #273 - This is the painting that my client chose from my six paintings of wheat.

Comfort


Comfort
6x6"
Mixed Media on Birch Panel
Painting #272 - I thought I'd try a different sky colour. I like the softness of the grass in the background.

Abundance


Abundance
10x8"
Mixed Media on Birch Panel
Painting #271 - I received a commission to do a painting of wheat. This is the first of six paintings

Follow Your Intuition


Follow Your Intuition
12x16"
Mixed Media on Birch Panel
Painting #270 - I'm experimenting with a new app., hence, the loose, bold colours. This is a painting of the Peace bridge in Calgary that my husband and I frequently use to cross the Bow river.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

First Loves


First Loves
8x10"
Mixed Media on Birch Panel
Painting #269 - Actually, I did this painting in June but forgot to post it. I created it for my brother who is getting married today!!! He loves his Harvey and of course the new lady in his life, Cheryl.

Let Go


Let Go
10x10"
Mixed Media on Birch Panel
Paining #268 - This painting was inspired by a photo I took of down town Calgary. Again, its loose. I have realized that I have a lot to learn about blue pigments. I had great difficulty achieving the blues I wanted for this painting.

Walk a Bright Path


Walk a Bright Path
12x6"
Mixed Media on Birch Panel
Painting #267 - I'm still using my new app. to manipulate my photos. It helps me paint in a loose manner, which I like. This work was inspired from a photo I took at Prince's Island in Calgary

Be Still


Be Still
8x6"
Mixed Media on Birch Panel
Painting # 266 - Finally, I'm back in the studio! I found an interesting app and I'm using it to inspire new paintings. This work was created from a picture I took at St. Patrick's Island in Calgary.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Dance on the Promenade


Dance on the Promenade
20x30"
Mixed Media on Birch Panel
Painting #265 - This painting is inspired by the song, Promenade by the Fragments. The drums lead the listener into a ChaCha type melody. The song is uplifting and makes me want to dance.

Loess Interpreted


Loess Interpreted
30x36"
Mixed Media on Birch Panel
Painting #264 - My artwork is inspired by the song Loess, by The Fragments. Loess immediately resonated with me. Its melody inspires a sense mystery as do the lyrics, which personify soil. Through this project, I learned that a loess is formed by the accumulation of wind-blown silt, and its soils are among the most fertile in the world.

After repeatedly listening to the song, I was motivated by the story about the earth’s land. I’ve never considered the life of soil and how it constantly moves, settles, accumulates, and takes shape. It’s like there’s a secret world that lives within our landscapes. I felt the melody reiterated this idea and that’s what I wanted to capture in my painting.

I chose blue tones to depict a mysterious mood and used mostly an analogous colour scheme of yellow, green and blue. I loosely blocked in the sky, land and trees. In the foreground, I painted bands of colour in different widths to represent layers of soil. This is also where I would capture the movement of the music and the land. From this stage, the painting took on a life all of its own. I aspired to let the song feed my art and to remain open, receptive and responsive to the moment. A constant challenge was ensuring my piece looked unified. I knew I was finished when the feeling of my painting fit the tone of the song.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Praire Gem


Prairie Gem
10x10"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #263 - Well, this will be my last painting of the year. My teaching career has sucked so much of my energy and I didn't paint as much as I would have like to. Oh well, 2019 is a new year!

Chill Out


Chill Out
10x10"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #262 - I was trying to achieve a very "cold" painting so I kept it monochromatic. I'm not sure if I succeeded because I feel some warmth when I look at it.

Reach Beyond


Reach Beyond
12x36"
Mixed Media on Board
Painting #261 - Still exploring the landscape. I need to work on my leaves in the foreground. It will come!