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Monday, March 31, 2014

"Toast to Maui Sunset #3"

Still love playing with this photo but this is the last one for awhile. I increased the size of the painting to a 28" x 36" canvas and again played with different colours! This is larger than I usually do but may put this one in the Brush and Palette Club show and sale this summer. It would be a fun painting to have in a summer home or cabin!

"Toast to Maui Sunset #3"
28" x 36" Oil on canvas unframed

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

"Iggy" A Pet Portrait

8" x 8" Oil on board

Moira showed me photos of her son's and girlfriend's new puppy "Iggy". Now tell me, don't you just want to snuggle up and cuddle this one! Instead I had permission to put my paints to work, and have fun, it just felt good. This pup was also in my FCA juried grouping.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

"Goliath 1" A dog portrait

This is Mindi and Dave's very elderly dog Goliath. He is a very large and lovable dog that has been a best friend to Mindi and Dave. I tried to capture his "elderly age and resting stage" that he is currently in.

8" x 10"
Acrylic on canvas

I painted 10 pet and animal portraits/pictures as my entry to be juried into the Federation of Canadian Artists and was accepted. This painting is one of the 10 I had to show for jurying. I had tried once before but had paintings in all different mediums and subjects and was not accepted. I am now an Active Member with the FCA (as of February 2014)!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

"Loves's Gift"

I painted this on a very cold winter day, definitely an indoor day! The sun was shining so I put this gift of flowers in the sunshine and painted with warm colours. 

"Love's Gift"
16" x 12" Oil on board
$150 unframed

Saturday, March 8, 2014

"Big Cat Eye" A water colour lesson

Dianna Bowles taught the Eagle Valley Brush and Palette Club how to paint animal eyes in water colour. I was fortunate enough to be in Sicamous B.C. and felt the love of like minded friends at the Red Barn ready to tackle something new in painting.

 I haven't painted in water colour for quite a while and really enjoyed playing with it without putting the pressure of a finished painting. Some people were working small and trying to finish a full painting. I was more interested in learning just the eye and of course visiting with everyone. I was quite delighted how it looked when Betty put it in a mat to view it as finished.

"Big Cat Eye"
10" x 16" on water colour paper 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Sol Sol! Caliente!

"Sol! Sol, Caliente!"
9" x 12" Framed Oil on canvas board
NFS (a gift)

I saw a photo of my sister-in-law Marg that my brother Ken had taken of Marg soaking up the beautiful sunsets that they enjoyed every evening while in Mexico. I could just feel the peacefulness radiating that I had to try to capture that in paint. The painting below is of my brother enjoying the sunsets as well from a picture Marg had taken.This set of paintings have already been given to them as gifts. I am hoping you can feel the warmth and enjoyment!

"Ken's Mexican Sunset"
9" x 12" Framed Oil on canvas board
NFS (a gift)

Saturday, March 1, 2014

"Buddy 2" A Dog Portrait

This is a portrait of my Mom's dog Buddy painted in acrylic. He loved to run around and around my Mom's recreation room and I wanted to capture that sense of movement and fun. I originally painted Buddy in water colour as my very first pet portrait for a gift to my Mom (click here). A second gift is coming your way Mom!  XX 00

"Buddy 2"
Acrylic on canvas
8" x 10"
Not For Sale