Thursday, January 27, 2011

Aspens Journal

Aspens Journal 5x7 $45.- SOLD
My favorite grove of aspens had to make it on one of these journals. I've painted it a few times in a square format but I decided that I like the vertical as well. I love the combination of craggy and graceful with these trees. So often when you're walking past the sun will land on a group of shrubs and light them up like jewels. And you all know colour is my thing.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Warm Snow-Journal

Acrylic on Acid Free Journal $45.00

Serendipity is a wonderful thing. In Oct. I took a great workshop with Mike Svob using either oil or acrylic. It made me want to get more comfortable with the acrylic paint I had and I had quite a few of these journals so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to work with the acrylics in a way that was playful and low stress, no limitations of palette or theme. It's been good fun and they seem to be selling themselves but now I need to get a few large oils done for a deadline. This scene was inspired by a timely note in Doug Swinton's newsletter reminding us that snow is warm as it moves back. I guess I got so caught up in how much there was to shovel....