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Saturday, January 31, 2015

On The Drying Rack

I was looking at my drying rack the other day noticing the variety of subjects, sizes and colours that interest me. I have to shuffle them around as I now have a couple of self portraits to dry. Good thing this old magazine rack holds paintings on both sides.

Monday, January 26, 2015

"Nature's Art"

"Nature's Art"
5" x 7" Oil on board
 $50  unframed

This painting is based on a photograph I took quite awhile back. I loved the colours and shapes of the rocks and hints of water in between. I hadn't tried to paint it before as I wasn't sure how to give the sense of depth. My brother and sister passed the "What is this?" test, which made me even happier with it!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


16" x 16"
Pouring Medium and Acrylic on Gallery Cradle Board

This painting reminds me of the July 1 Canada Day fireworks celebration in Sicamous B.C. The fireworks are set off from a barge just outside the public beach. There are as many people in boats as in the park! One of my favourite fireworks is when they burst into small balls and fly in every direction until they fizzle out. The holes or white spots as they appear in this photo is actually the unpainted board showing through. The 1 1/4" wood sides are unpainted and framing is not required.

The great thing about abstract art is you can hang it what ever way suits you and your imagination. Hanging it this way makes it look entirely different. I have signed it on the back.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Fountain Fun

"Fountain Fun"
16" x 20" unframed
Pouring Medium with acrylic paint
$175 unframed

This high energy painting was done with a pouring medium and acrylic paint. I loved everything about it - colours, movement and design. Pouring medium almost has a life of it's own and everything makes it move and settle, including the weight of the paint, the air moving or nudging the table. It really reminded me of being a kid and holding your finger down on the water fountain!

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

"Robin's Pride"

"Robin's Pride"
10" x 8" Oil on board
$75 unframed

I found this nest in Sicamous last summer and took a photo so I did not disturb it. I have painted it once before (click here) and could easily paint it again and again. I loved how the layers were woven in and around the nest and how deep it was.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

"Golfer's View"

I painted Golfer's View last September plein air at the Hyde Mountain Golf Course in Sicamous B.C. The day got to hot so I had to go back and finish it later. You can look at the unfinished painting I posted here. I realized I never put the finished painting on my blog. It was so much easier not trying to photograph a wet painting!

"Golfer's View"
20" x 27" Oil on board, Plein Air
$500 unframed

Friday, January 2, 2015

"Window Box Blooms"

"Window Box Blooms"
10" x 8" Oil on board 

This was painted a very gray, very cold day in Sicamous, definitely an indoor day. This painting sung with it's bold and warm colours.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

"Making Waves"

"Making Waves"
Oil on board, 16" x 20" 
A framed gift

I painted this as a surprise gift to our friend Brent. He is one of the summer "boys" that I have had the delight to go on early morning water skis summer after summer. Over the years I have given the other boys paintings, but so far this is my favourite. Below is my reference photo taken last summer. I was thrilled to get an action shot that was paintable.