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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Arbor of Bounty - Grape Escape Series #8

"Arbor Of Bounty"
#8 in Grape Escape Series
12" x 12" Oil on canvas framed
Photo reference:  Joan Keating

I am enjoying painting this grape series in different sizes and shapes. I haven't worked in a square format for quite awhile and really enjoyed it.My plan is to paint a series of 10 different paintings of the same subject. This is my second series, the first was a series of 50 small flower paintings. The photo references were fun to work with as well.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Golden Globes - Grape Escape Series #7

"Golden Globes"
#7 in Grape Escape Series
20" x 24"   Oil on board, framed

I was telling my friend Joan Keating that I wanted to paint a series of 10 paintings with grapes in them. She sent me wonderful photos she had taken on her many travels and this is my rendition in oil. Joan has been supplying me with titles as well. It is great having friends support me on my art journey! This painting will be on display in the SACU (Salmon Arm Credit Union) in Sicamous B.C. tomorrow until the end of September.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Artisan Coffee - Art talk August 22

This was painted with coffee for an art talk with the Eagle Valley Brush and Palette Club at the Sicamous Public Library on August 22 from 1 pm to 2 pm. This talk will showcase the various art done within this club. My portion of the talk will be on painting with coffee and oil painting. If you are in the area and interested, please join us. Paintings will be on display in the library until the talk for everyone to enjoy and have an idea what will be on the itinerary.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sweet Bunch - Grape Escape Series #6

"Sweet Bunch"
#6 in Grape Escape Series
9" x 12"  Oil on canvas board

The reference photo for this painting is from a picture Joan Keating took on her travels. I loved the contrast of the warm browns and reds with the cool blues. Painted as another great diversion from the flood watch on Mara Lake.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Winesome - Grape Escape Series - #5

#5 in the Grape Escape Series
10" x 8" Oil on canvas board

Not only does my friend Joan Keating help me with names for this series, she also sent me some photos she has taken on her travels. I used one of Joan's photo's for this painting. I loved the contrast of the red vines and leaves with the green leaves and of course the dark fruit.

I am not sure if these are grown for wine or eating but they sure looked good.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sun Kissed - Grape Escape Series #4

Sun Kissed
Grape Escape Series #4
10" x 8" Oil on canvas board

I am still using the photo reference from Kathy's gifted calendar of her gardens. I enjoyed using Caribbean Blue in this one as it is my new favourite colour.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fire Skies

"Fire Skies"
8" x 10" Oil on canvas panel
# 20002817

I was driving back from Salmon Arm B.C. almost at Sicamous. The skies were so vividly coloured I had to pull over at the rest stop just before Sicamous and take some photos of the lake beside the highway. It was breath taking! I painted this the next day while being host at Gallery 150. I did not enhance the colours at all, it was spectacular.