Monday, March 29, 2010

Peek A View. Rawson Lake

Acrylic, 20 x20
Another view of Rawson Lake

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Morraine's Glory

Acrylic, 18 in x36 in
Yet another version of this wonderfull view. Started with a palette knife, just a little bruche work and then brought out the textures with a dry brush or rag. Please click on the image for a FULL VIEW PLEASE

Friday, March 26, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Rooster Pride

acrylic, 12x12
I just had to paint another Rooster so I could have a pair of them and they are so much fun! Any ideas on a better name for this fella?

Another Change

Again I felt this one was too dark and stark. I toned it down, brought out the texure and lightened the background. I do like it much better now. The  bottom ' Runnin Free' is the new one.

Subtle Changes

After 'living' with my painting 'Glow' for a bit, something was not quite right. I'm still not convinced it's fixed but it is better. I toned it down and softened it up a bit, and also brought out the texture more. It doesn't seem to'glow' as much the digital image doesn't do it justice.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Autumn Bank

acrylic, 10 inches x 10 inches
I had a lot of paint left on my pallette, so I tried as quickly as I could to do a little fall landscape from my imagination. I think it worked out ok...I really want to get out and do some plein air painting, take pictures, sketch or just plain observe....I just hope my knee holds out so I can walk a bit further than last year!:(

Rule My Roost

acrylic, 12 inches x12inches
I really like this little rooster. It came together so quickly and I had so much fun with it. The texture worked so well with this I'll have to do more, I think.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Fleece Me

20 inches x24 inches, acrylic
I really enjoyed doing the texture on these sheep...I think it works well. I think this technique would look good on chickens and roosters as well...hmmm...yes I think I will.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Autumn Reflects

acrylic, 12 inches x12 inches
I really wanted to do a warmer painting ( all of my mountain scenes were mainly cool colors) This one I started with a palette knife and then dry brushed and fine tuned with a brush.

 I'm looking forward to finishing a painting of 'Sheep' today...yes there are sheep in Alberta.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


acrylic, 18 inches x36 inches

Monday, March 8, 2010

Make Me Smile

small acrylic 12 inches x12 inches

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Two Jack Lake

acrylic,12 in x24in
Two Jack Lake near Banff

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Here are some pictures from my demo of 'Glacier Lake' and the final painting.The mountains are made much lighter with a dry brush technque after using the palette knife ( to bring out the texture) and the trees are added last. It was a lot of fun doing this demo but I did get a little flusterd and got tougne tied quite a bit..

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Kuhl Cows

acrylic 20inchesx 20 inches
'Kuh' means cow in German ( thanks Cynthia)...not sure what the 'L' does but it sounds 'cool'.