An icy walk by the river recently while the sun was out. Calgary was one of the coldest places on earth just before the holidays and we have had lots of snow, the most in 112 years. I am thankful for the Chinooks that lessen the strain of the winter. … Continue Reading ››
In my soul searching I have come to a deeper understanding of some of the fundamentals regarding my creative journey. The process of art is observation. Technical knowledge does not overrule observation at a conscious level. Mindful seeing. The view is both internal, and external, microcosm, macrocosm, as it is within, … Continue Reading ››
Well here we are in summer, despite the random golf ball sized hail, summer prevails. Perennials are shorter this year, with fewer smaller blooms. I do have a patch of sunflowers out back by the garage, planted from seed that are doing well, as well as a patch of … Continue Reading ››
The butterflies are arriving. This is a painted lady, who tend to show up here about this time of year during their migration process. Add this to the menagerie that is developing around here. I had a woodpecker on my chimney the other day-tap … Continue Reading ››
I am going to share with you a sneak peak at the newest luscious painting plan. This is a two foot by three foot piece.
At the moment this is just the pencil sketch on the canvas, possibly a little difficult to discern. You will … Continue Reading ››
The Artist in me Wants Out
Work In Progress "Dance" 18 X 24 Acrylic/Canvas
I have been painting up a storm, while listening to Dvorak's New World Symphonies 7, 8, & 9. I am sure if Dvorak were alive today he would be creating soundtracks. … Continue Reading ››
Painting From Life
Spring has been taking it's time settling in around here. Looks like today will be a start, if the rosy glow from the early morning sunrise has anything to say about it. I am hoping for a hot and dry summer, … Continue Reading ››
Solitude Acrylic/Canvas 20 X 24 WIP This is the early beginning of a new landscape I started today. Starting this one, felt like a breath of fresh air. I do not have the right sized canvas yet, to begin the really large one I … Continue Reading ››
Pussywillows Acrylic/Canvas 10 X 20 Such a short lifespan the pussy willows have, before they go to seed. How lovely to have a painting of them. Not quite finished, just a few final touches to add. This one was painted from life. I found the copper jug at the thrift shop, and didn't … Continue Reading ››
Magnolia ContinuesSo this is really where the magnolia is. Still a work in progress. The one on the left, has developed into the one on the right. Not finished yet.