Monday, December 31, 2012

Urban Barn

8x10 Oil on Panel
This little barn is one of a matching pair on a small farm in Edmonton that has become surrounded by a bus barn, an ecocentre and a big box mall which somehow all adds to it's charm for me. I love that the farmer has steadfastly held onto it!
Happy New Year to all!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Blueberry Fields on a Rainy Day
Oil on Paper/Panel                8x6
A socked in day in the Lower Mainland is a wonderful time to go looking for Blueberry Fields to lift your spirits. What glorious colour!
Speaking of glorious colour, Dreama Tolle Perry published a wonderful free ebook today titled
It's just beautiful so click on the link to see it for yourself!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Clouds over Grassland

6x8    Oil on Paper/Birch Panel
The clouds are amazing here in early summer, a constantly changing show! I take a cazillion photos and then paint them through the winter on days like today.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Warm Path

          Warm Path        5x7        Oil on Paper/Panel        
This is the smallest of the paintings I've done on paper but definitely one of my favorites. The trees seem to line up in support of each other and the colours of the grasses were irresistable.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Clouds Over Prairie

Clouds Over Prairie   8x6   Oil on Paper/Panel                       Sold
This little painting was one of a number I did for Art in the Park this summer and the first one sold. I discovered Arches oil painting paper in May when Delta had it on sale and I had so much fun painting on it. I underpainted whole sheets in warm colours and then split the sheets. It started out as a lark testing a new medium and it was such a pleasure to paint on I've done a series of smalls. My favorite part of using it is how it grabs the paint randomly.