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 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.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Valley Below

acrylic, 12 x18.
My daughter said the valley was too light and my husband said 'oh very nice I like the foggy misty valley'...neither are very artistically inclined but I'm thinking maybe there is something to it. It's funny how fresh eyes can see things you can't. I will have to revisit this painting.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

What Falls Within

Acrylic, 18 inches x24 inches, palette knife
Back from holidays on the East Coast ( was staying in the Halifax harbor during hurricane Earl). Had a wonderful time and I came back full of inspiration. I managed to sneak this painting in before more company arrives and before heading out to the West Coast this time. I should be back in my studio painting everyday around the 23rd of September...can't wait!