Monday, November 12, 2018
Sunday, November 4, 2018
12" x 12" on 1 1/2" thick canvas (no frame required) with dark painted sides
This painting is from a photo reference I took this summer standing under our cherry tree. I couldn't paint it on location as the sun was dancing through the leaves and therefore on my canvas and palette. The other problem was eating the "model" before it could be painted.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Doug's class. I was trying to do a loose rendering from a photograph, minimizing detail. The first painting is done on a wet red iron oxide toned canvas board. I had the shadow of the shirt to gray/neutral so the brighter blue was added on top.
Monday, October 22, 2018
Monday, October 15, 2018
These sketches were done while travelling between Sicamous B.C. and Calgary Alberta. It was a challenge in the bumpy car and the vehicles I was drawing were not in sight for long. It also helped pass the time as it was snowing and made my mind concentrate on something other than the slippery road and yes, I was NOT driving. My husband got us home safe and sound. You can see not all the ink (no pencil) sketches were completed but that was what I was expecting with the moving traffic.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
I was lucky to be invited to the first annual "Dody's Art For All" retreat at Mabel Lake B.C. MacKenzie Camp. We had a wonderful time with everyone working on their own art (quilting, drawing, painting) at their own speed. The quilter's had their machines humming and producing as early as 7 a.m. and well after midnight on most days. Due to the dim evening light (that's our excuse and we are sticking to it), the painters and drawers enjoyed visiting with each other sipping on wine. The weather did not co-operate for en plein air painting (outdoors on location) so I walked and took photo references as well as sketched daily in my book that I have taken travelling with me. It just has regular paper so paint can not be blended on the paper (which gives it a rough look).
|Ink & water colour of a quilt pattern piece.|
|One of the quilter's tables|
Friday, October 5, 2018
It was mostly cloudy with quite a few periods of rain so the only day I could paint outside was working on this boat and view.
Walking around when it wasn't raining, I took quite a few photo resources to paint indoors. One cabin had wonderful decorations scattered around their property including this tin bird, plant pots and sign. Loved all the treasures for the eyes.
The photo reference in the painting above was taken on the highway from Calgary to Sicamous, the colours seemed almost neon and layered (even the sky) in the early morning light.
This is our happy artistic group with 4 quilters and the rest painters. "Dody's Art For All" is a group that meets weekly at the Red Barn Art Centre in Sicamous B.C. to work on whatever artistic endeavor they like. I also did a lot of sketching which I will post next.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
"To The Vista"
Oil on board, framed 19" x 22"
I painted this from a reference photo from one of our ladies hiking group's outings. We go on an annual hiking 3 day weekend in September and have a blast. Due to our difference in ages and abilities there are various routes each day to choose from. At the end of the day we share stories and photos as well as good food, loud laughter and wine. It is one of the "must do's" in my year.
Monday, September 17, 2018
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
"Spring Creek Falls"
11" x 14" Oil, framed
This oil painting is for sale in Gallery One Fifty in Sicamous, B.C. until it's seasonal closing on September 15. I painted this based on a photo of Sicamous Creek that I had taken last summer. I was inspired to paint a water scene after taking an acrylic workshop with Graham Flatt. I enjoyed transferring what I had learnt using oil instead of acrylic and am happy with the result.