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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Pretty in Pink - A pet portrait

"Pretty In Pink"
12" x 12" Oil on board
#20024315  $175 unframed

I had been wanting to do this female pet for a long time but wasn't sure how to make a basically white dog interesting. I decided to just have fun with it and add wild colours to my heart's content. I started with covering the whole board with Alizarin Crimson to get a nice pink background and worked from there. You can see some of the original colour in her face. I am really happy with this painting and feel I captured her without adding detail.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

"Tunnel Vision"

"Tunnel Vision"
Oil on board 9" x 12"

I took a photo when we were travelling through one of the tunnels in the Roger's Pass on the Transcanada Highway in B.C. The sun was shining and I loved all the colours and reflections. I am really happy with this abstracted view.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Bridge View

"Bridge View"
Plein Air, Oil on board, 9" x 12"
$150 unframed

While I was in Kelowna, I took an afternoon off and walked all along the downtown water's edge sidewalk past the yacht club to the other side of the bridge. I found a very quiet spot and happily painted. I reveled in the fact that I could be plein air painting (outdoor, on site) at the end of February! It was a very long walk carrying my palette, easel and supplies but I enjoyed walking with like-minded strangers until I felt inspired to stop and paint.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

"Valentine's Rose"

"Valentine's Beauty"
Oil on 9" x 9" Gallery Wrapped canvas (no framing required)

I painted this beautiful rose from a Valentine's bouquet, a gift my friend Evelyn surprised me, my sister Shannon and Mom with. I was in Kelowna looking after my Mom after her back surgery as we were both staying at my sister's and brother-in-law's.

This is painted on gallery wrapped canvas with 1 1/2" painted sides (piece on the right hand side is one of the sides). I left this painting in Kelowna to dry.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Virtual Reality

"Virtual Reality"
Oil on board 12" x 9" framed
#20025215 A Gift

This is a surprise "Pay It Forward" gift for Reta. She had posted a photo of her two cats looking out the window and gave it the "Virtual Reality" title. I loved both the photo and title and thought it would be a purrrfect gift. What I like best about this painting was thinking of Reta and her happy pets while painting it, as well as the surprise of her receiving it.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Valentine's Day Gift

 I was helping my Mom recover from back surgery in Kelowna over Valentine's Day so did not get to celebrate it with Gord. I came back Friday night to a wonderful surprise gift in my art studio,..brand new "drying/display" shelves that he had made for me. He even had my paintings all set up on it. Now I have more room for my easel beside my desk. He is also putting another shelf behind me on the opposite wall for more of my prolific painting.

This was my old drying rack that took up most of the room beside my desk so my easel space was squished.I had to have it away from the wall as there are shelves on the other side of it. It was a great rack but the size of the paintings on it were limited  Love, love, love my new shelves (and even better as a surprise)!