Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Rocky Climb

Acrylic 30 x40
Just put the brush down...not sure if I'm done yet but I'm kinda liking the way this is turning out. You can definitely see the David Langevin influence in the rocks.

The Transition

Acrylic 2 ft x 4 ft
It seems like forever since I painted! With the holidays, company and getting over this cold...it's been difficult. This one is not finished yet but I needed to post something and I need to come up with a different title. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Mountain Galleries ( Banff )

My large 4 ft x 5 ft painting being displayed in the front window at Mountain Galleries in Banff. ( Although I think this one will be shipped to the gallery in Whistler next week). I'm looking forward to the New Year and my new partnership with Mountain Galleries!http://mountaingalleries.com/

Gypsy Mermaid

My husband and I went to Banff to drop off some paintings at Mountain Galleries on Friday night and this Van followed us in. It caused quite the buzz. She even has a website  http://gypsymermaid.com/  

Monday, December 13, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Mountain Cascade

Ok, here it is, my largest painting to date...4 ft x 5 ft
And yes, yet another waterfall...being my first large painting, I thought I'd better stick with a subject I'm familiar with and did a smaller version of. pretty please with how this turned out...mostly palette knife.

Detail of 'Mountain Cascade'

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sentinel Hike

Acrylic, 30 x 40

The quality's not great, but it gives you an idea of my process. Below is the original photo

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tangled Stream

Large acrylic
3 feet x 4 feet
I was a little daunted by the size of the canvas and the complexity of the subject ( not sure if my palette knife could handle all the branches without making them look stiff and straight)...but I'm quite satisfied with this one. It's fresh off the easel though, so I'll need a few days to live with it and make adjustments.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Forget-Me-Not Stream Study

Acrylic 14 x 18
Another version of 'Forget-Me -Not Pond'. I started this as a study, but abandoned it in favor of jumping right in to the larger painting. ( I don't often do studies).  I was cleaning my studio, found it again and decided to finish it. Certainly looser than it's larger counterpart, but with a charm of its own.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Emerald Bank

Acrylic 12 x24
I had a terrible time trying to photograph this painting! I just couldn't get the colors right and even after photoshopping...they are still not right. The original painting looks way better. I love taking pictures as well but they never turn out the way I see them. I have huge respect for professional photographers.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Larch Valley Stream

Acrylic, 2 feet x 5 feet
I didn't follow the photo too closely on this one...and I also had to crop and stretch to fit.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Chill Within

Acrylic, 30 x40
Fresh off the easel... so I'm not sure I'm quite done with this one but it seems quite fitting given the weather we've been having! I do like painting snow though....tons of shapes!

Deep Within

acrylic 20 x16
Not a large one but I had started this awhile ago and though I'd better finish it.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Snow Lit Banks

Acrylic, 24 in x 48 inches
Still not as big as I'd like but because I've been working so small, I'd thought I'd slowly work my way up to huge canvases. My biggest worry with large canvases is becoming too tight and detailed...I don't want to lose the freshness and spontaneity I feel my smaller canvases portray.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Into My Soul

Acrylic 16 x16
My Grizzly as promised and my last bear for awhile!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Yep...more bears

Both bears are acrylic 16 x16 inches. "Bearly Full' and 'Bearly Grown'. 'Bearly Grown' is the same bear as in Unbearably Cute' but was actually started before. Since I sold 'Unbearably Cute' I decided to finish this one. One more grizzly on the way and then I'm done with bears and on to larger landscapes working towards the Stampede and Mountain Galleries.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

More Little Bears

I've had a few more requests for more 'little bears'. I didn't want to make them exactly the same as 'The Three Little Bears' which now belongs to Sharon Williams and I have one of her fabulous mixed media/abstract paintings. A polar bear and some sheep are next before I go back to some really large landscapes.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tread Silently

Acrylic , 3 feet x 3 feet
Thought I'd try my hand at a larger bear...more difficult than I thought...one has a tendency to overwork and tighten up with larger canvases.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Athabasca Rocks

Acrylic, 3 feet x 3 feet
Finally finished this one...taking it to Jasper with me when I go to for the re-opening of Mountain Gallery at Fairmount. Athabasca Falls in Jasper Park is a must see for anyone in the area.
 I never seem to get bored painting these falls...so many different angles!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Unbearably Cute

Acrylic, 14 x18 inches
I really have to come up with a better title for this fella...'Bear' Just doesn't cut it. How about 'Unbearably Cute'? Yep..Unbearably cute it is!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Three Little Bears

Tiny 10 x10 acrylic. This was so much fun! I think I will a few more bears!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Glow Within

Acrylic  small 12 x12 ( palette knife)

It Falls Within

I decided to finish this tiny 10 x10 painting which was used as a study for the larger painting 'What Falls Within'. These Tiny paintings are quick and fun and are sometimes much more dramatic and satisfying than their larger counterparts. They are looser and have more abstract quailities to them.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

From The Top

Acrylic, 30 inches x 30 inches

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Light Above, by Linda Wilder

Acrylic, 20 x16.
 Yep yet another waterfall.  Another take on 'The Light Within' but with a
smaller size, slightly different composition, and using a different method for the treatment of rocks. ( still using the palette knife)

Mountain Stream ( again)

acrylic 24 inches x 36 inches
I think this painting has been reworked more than any other I have. The older version is below. I didn't like the color of the water and the trees looked too....stringy for lack of a better word. I also added and redefined the rocks and softened the sky. I do like it better now...but I still have to live with it for a bit I think.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Edge of Calm

Acrylic, 12 inches x 24 inches

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Forget-me -not Pond

Acrylic, 2 feet x 3 feet
This is still a work in progress as it is a little different then my previous work. I took the photo reference at Forget-Me-Not Pond just beyond Elbow falls. This was a little creek running along side and through it. What captured me was the blue in the trees, the reflection in the water and the light radiating through.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Minnewanka Rocks

Acrylic, 24 inches x 36 inches
Rocks at lake Minnewanka in Banff

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Light Within

Acrylic, 24 inches x 36 inches
I'm quite liking this one!

Friday, September 24, 2010


Acrylic, 20 inches x 40 iches
Another Water fall

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Spirit Within

Acrylic 16 x16 inches
This is another re-vamped painting I had done a few years back. It was of Spirit Island, but I changed it so much, I had to change the title. Now that I have posted it I realize everything is gravitating to the centre including the horizon line...may have to revisit this one again.This painting was very difficult to photograph...it looks much better in real life!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Crowsnest pond

Acrylic, 12 inches x 12 inches, palette knife, brush and rag.
This painting was an unsuccessful plein air painting I had started in Crowsnest Pass, a while back. Acrylic paints, although very forgiving in a studio setting...give me nothing but grief in natures elements. I finished it in the studio.