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.