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Monday, September 25, 2017

Travel sketches in UK #2

 These are the next set of travel sketches I have done. The bottom painting on water colour paper was left in a frame as a thank you gift at the AirBnB that we stayed at in Bradford On Avon. It is of the apartment building we stayed in. I have had to do them piece meal as there hasn't been enough time to finish one on location.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Travel Sketches in UK #1

 Starting our holiday to England, sketching to pass the time. On the flight I was to tired and uninterested in playing the solitaire game on the screen so drew it instead. When I started drawing using my brain, the cards (Jack) were not laid out properly. Using my eyes and really looking corrected the problem.

Travelling around London for the day with Lucy Hart. We went on a train, tube and double decker bus. We had soooo much fun. There is so much going on and so much to see. Everything from the hustle bustle on the roads, to beautiful Hyde, Green and St. James parks. We ate raw walnuts knocked out of trees, watched the Queen's guards marching, Canadian goose and white swans happily being left alone, toured around Convent Gardens and stopped for a Pimm's (Lucy's treat and must try).

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Spring Mix In Blue

"Spring Mix in Blue"
10" x 8"
Oil on canvas board

The reference for this painting was taken and shared by Teri Sanders in an online course I was enrolled in. Teri graciously shared photographs for others in the class to paint and I loved this one.

The pot reminded me of a white enamel coffee pot my Grandmother had (chipped and well worn) and now my sister cherishes.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Ready To Play

This painting is of our neighbour's dock. The beach toys were just beckoning to be used. I loved the bright colours and different shapes, a real "summer at the lake" view. I found it challenging to make the top of the green tube to look like "see through" plastic.

This painting is currently hanging in Gallery 150 in Sicamous, B.C.

"Ready To Play"
20" x 24" oil on panel (framed)

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Smokey B.C.

"Smokey B.C."
8" x 10" en plein air oil painting on canvas board

Surprisingly this is my favourite painting of the summer. I painted this outside and tried to capture the colours that I saw on Mara Lake, the town of Sicamous and mountains behind. The sky was heavy with smoke most of the summer from all the forest fires and this view was to familiar. I love the rawness and textural element in this one. As someone who loves colour, I was surprised how much this one pleases me.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

EVB&P outing for en plein air

 "Hot Blossoms"
8" x 10"   En plein air oil on canvas board

"Hide and Seek"
8" x 10" En plein air oil on canvas board

I painted these two on a beautiful and hot day with the Eagle Valley Brush and Palette Club in/from Jean Ellithorpe's beautiful yard. Jean had chairs and small seating areas all around her stunning property. Artists were working in ink, pencil, water colour and oil and the variety of subjects and styles were very interesting. Although she thought her flowers were past their prime, there were plenty of varieties for everyone to draw or paint. Ornaments in the garden were beautiful, entertaining and a few had me chuckling. The ducks were having their fun in the lake and I loved trying to paint them while they bobbed up and down.