Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Redwood Meadows

Attempted to plein air paint at beautiful Redwood Meadows near Bragg creek with Kathryn Manry, Sharon Lynn Williams and Karin Heuhold. Didn't stay long though, it was pretty windy. I finished these two off at home so I guess they are only 3/4 plein air painted. This second one I was a little looser and it was finished very quickly...45 min.
acrylic on canvas, 14x14

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Falls at Lake O'Hara

Acrylic on canvas, 24x36 $1200

This is my first painting after my wonderfull experience at Gabriola. I did try and use some of the information I gained with the use of transparent and single pigment colors. I like the way this turned out.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

More from Gabriola

From the Top:
Brian Atyeo painting at Full Moon farm with the view of Mt Baker. I had never see him paint before so I was quite pleasantly surprized with the outcome of this painting.
Everyone in my group was excited for Steven Quiller, even thought he majoritiy of us were acrylic painters. He's a wonderfull watercolorist
Steven and the ladies on the rocks. This was the last day of painting and I would have liked to have seen more of and talked to Gaye Adams, and especially Liz Wiltzen & Sarah Kidner who are also from Alberta, but I never got the chance.

Friday, September 25, 2009

From the Top:
Robert Genn Demo...he was incredible! and fast...he painted 4 paintings in one afternoon. it was a little scary watching him get in and out of his easel/chair contraption he built. I bought his book
Suzanne's afternoon workshop...she is chalk full of positive energy and such a nice person. She made me realize I needed to sketch more.
My paintings I had done during the week and was lucky enough to have sold them all.I may be getting the knack of this 'Plein Air' stuff after all.
Brent Heighton of my favorite all time impressionist painters! I was kinda awestruck. I wish I could have watched him paint more! I would love to paint like him.
...More tomorrow

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Gabriola Island Painting Extravaganza

Wow! Loved it. What an amazing experience. To have all these incredible artists in one room! Information overload! A few minor bumps along the way but all and all a totally enjoyable week. Kathryn Manry sums it up quite nicely

"Gabriola Island is the northernmost of the southern group of Gulf Islands east of Vancouver Island. In September, it was the site of a week long gathering of artists for a Federation outdoor painting event. The 88 participants came together at The Haven, a facility which provided a waterfront setting for living, dining, and generally hanging out… and from there they dispersed daily to various painting sites around the island to work “en plein aire” and explore their responses to the rich visual opportunities each location offered.

There were four principal “instructors” – artists who rotated through smaller groups of 22 participants each day. They conducted sessions according to their own focus and techniques at different sites. David Langevin, Stephen Quiller, Suzanne Northcott and Brian Atyeo were the “stars” who served in these rolls. In addition to these principal presenters, other artists were invited to attend, to paint together with the groups at the various sites, and to participate in the evening events. These artists included Janice Robertson, Kiff Holland, Brent Heighton, Alan Wylie, Gaye Adams, Liz Wiltzen, Rick McDiarmid, Sarah Kidner, Jean Pederson, and Donna Baspaly. Robert Genn was a special guest for one evening session. This collection of talent made for a rich and heady environment."

I have hundreds of photos to share but obviously can only submit a few. More tomorrow :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

One Bright Spot

acrylic on canvas, 12 x12 $395
I love the way the sunlight is hitting the side of the hill..but husband thinks it's too bright. What do you think?

Monday, September 7, 2009

Light The Hills

small 8x10, $195.00
acrylic on gessobord ( thanks
Been awhile since I painted. Guess I needed a small break and had company. Hard at it now though...lots of ideas!