Monday, December 15, 2008

Red Boat

9x12 framed $285.00

Oil on Archival Linen Board

This is the second of the Tahiti paintings. This red boat gave me such a peaceful feeling that I had to paint it before the photo fades into nevernever land. It's -25 here today so it makes me a little wistful.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Heisler Park Bluffs

8x10 Framed $250
Oil on Archival Linen Board

This is painted from one of many photos that I took while in Laguna and Newport doing a workshop with Greg LaRock recently. It was an excellent workshop! This day was really windy but it didn't take away from the pleasure of being there. At the end of this last day we went over to the Laguna Art Museum to see the new exhibit, In Nature's Temple: The Life & Art of William Wendt. As always, the paintings in real life were so much more exciting than the colour plates in a book will show. Although having said that, the book/catalogue of this exhibit is excellent!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Safe Harbour

9 x 12 Framed $285.00
Oil on Archival Linen Board
This was painted from a photo my husband took when he was in Tahiti in '78. It was faded badly so he was getting concerned the memory would be lost. One day we'll get there together but in the meantime, painting this was a warm pleasure.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Balboa study

Oil on linenboard

This is a small study done in a workshop I took last weekend with Greg LaRock in the Laguna area. It was an excellent workshop in plein air painting. This study had to do with maintaining the value masses. The workshop was a pleasure, well organized, lots of info and did I mention the sun? So nice as we head into winter this week.
The weekend ended with a visit to the William Wendt show at the Laguna Art Gallery that was fantastic. Seeing the composition and brushstokes up close was amazing.
It's been a busy couple of weeks as our painting group had taken a trip to Calgary the weekend before to do a workshop with Doug Swinton and watch a demo by Jerry Markham. It was also wonderful so my head is a bit swimming with new information. All the packing and unpacking left me with little time to paint, never mind post but I'm happy to be back at it now.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

DeBoville Dykes

Oil on Canvas framed



This Dyke is a favorite walk for my sister, her country in the city so to speak. Recently the bears were foraging before winter so they won out. The colours in the grasses were what drew me to paint it.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Neaves Bridge

Oil on gallery canvas
11x14 unframed
This scene was painted from a photo my Mom took on one of her walks. The Neaves Bridge spans the Allouette River. It was the colours and the absolute calm that appealed to me.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hidden Away

Oil on Board
8X10 framed
This painting was done in a field in West Edmonton which will soon be the location of a transit site. I love to paint outside; the light and camraderie. It was a warm, peaceful, August morning. I hope I captured that.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Clear, Cold Day

Oil on Canvas-framed
I love the strokes of orange and pink that landed in the trees on the left. I love the majesty of the Rockies but warmth is always on my mind. Maybe that was the inspiration.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Whitemud Creek

Oil on Canvas framed
16 X 20
Still on the theme of water, but back home in Edmonton, this park is one of my favorite places to paintout. A week ago it was ablaze with colour and now the trees have shed their leaves and the first snowfall is just around the corner. I love the soft lavender and ochre of the background trees in the fall.

Monday, October 6, 2008

We Want To Stay

Oil on Canvas framed
30 X 24
This is the 2nd in the beach series for the 2008 show. I enjoyed doing the first one so much I decided to do a series.
We're having a late summer on the prairie so it doesn't seem too far fetched.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Play While The Sun Shines

Play While The Sun Shines
oil on canvas framed
30 x 24
This painting was explored first in acrylic, in a workshop with Greta Guzek. I loved the bright palette and more graphic imaging so much I decided to do a beach series. It is hanging in the 2008 AOP Show.