Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Painters at Painters

We had a great time in Campbell River, BC, for Painters At Painters this past weekend! My husband and I love making the trip to the Lodge and this year planned it to coincide with this popular event. Many of BC top artists were present and there was an array of talks, demos, discussions and plein air painting, along with great food and awesome views!I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Kathryn Amisson and her husband Greame Roberts,Alan Wylie,Janice Robertson, Mike Svob, Brent Heighton, Nickolas Pearce,Chief Tony Hunt and his wife Gwendoline, Robert Genn and many more! I have more photos on my  facebook page . I came away fully rejuvenated, refreshed, relaxed and ready to paint!

Robert Genn and his delightful grand daughter
Below is Nickolas Pearce

Mike Svob with Gail Johnson looking on.
Below is Brent Heighton painting and Keith Hiscock observing.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Vermilion Lakes Study

acrylic 24 x24
A study for a possible large painting. Vermilion Lakes with a view of Rundle...Banff National Park.

I Can See Pyramid Study

acrylic, 18 x24
This is a study for a much larger painting. You can see Pyramid mountain in Jasper from this hiking trail. I know snow/winter scenes are not that popular but I love painting snow with all the abstract shapes and colors!

Friday, May 20, 2011

From Edith Lake

Large 3 ft x 6 ft acrylic Edith lake in Jasper.

Not quite finished this one...I see a few things that need touched up now that I see it on line...I often do that when I'm unsure of a piece...download it and see it in a different light and something usually pops out at you.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


acrylic small 10x10
One more small equine, and that's it for now. I'm dying to paint some larger canvases of scenes from my trip to Jasper.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Small Equines

A couple of small equines I'm putting into the Leighton Centre fundraiser 'The Clothesline sale'.

Rocky creek Study 1 and 2

Small 12 x12 acrylic studies

Thursday, May 12, 2011



Working on a couple of roosters that I'm putting in Leighton Centres' largest fundraiser, the annual spring 'Clothesline sale' to be held on Sunday May 29th.Last year we had over 70 artists participating with unframed art hung on clotheslines throughout the property. Hay rides , BBQ, artists demo and children's craft centre make for a great way to support the centre and enjoy a day out in the country with the whole family

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Raven

Acrylic 12 x12 . More playing around before I settle in and do more large scale landscapes ( from my recent trip to Jasper). I have a few more roosters to finish up as well. This guy was lots of fun playing with the texture in his feathers...felt like I was sculpting in clay.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Spring Fling at Mountain Gallery in Jasper

Great weather, awesome art and meeting new friends! We had a wonderful weekend in Jasper! It took my girlfriend and I about 10 hours to finally reach our destination. It was total eye candy in every direction and we had to stop constantly to take photos!

Mountain Galleries at Fairmount Jasper Park Lodge was having the first annual 'Spring Fling' in conjunction with the 'offical' opening of the new'green' gallery.

Many of the Gallery artists were in attendance and had travelled from all over Alberta as well as Vancouver and Saskatoon.. It was great to put faces to the artwork!

Randy and Heather Hayashi along with the electrician Terry standing in front of my painting 'jewel In The Woods'

My friend Rosemary checking photos with artist Nicholas Bott and his wife Sharon. Abstract artist Libby Weir, myself and BC artist Joan Baron!

Gallery owner Wendy Wacko with artists Mel Heath, Jerry Heine and their lovely wives.

Calgary artist Bill Duma sharing a laugh with BC artist Gail Johnson

Glass artist Lee Brady and his wife Muriel

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Paint and a bit of a change

I've bought some interactive acrylics, thinking they will be better for plein-air painting. ( to go along with my brand new soltek easel!)  This is not a plein air painting, however but I wanted to get a feel for these paints which stay wet longer and can revitalize with a bit of spray when they start to dry. I'm not sure I need them for this type of painting with the texture underneath. A couple of Red Robins for a change of pace and to welcome ( finally) Spring!

acrylic 9x12
Again using the interactives and no palette knife. Hmmmmm.... struggled a lot with this painting...maybe too may new variables...small canvas, new paint, new subject and no trusty palette knife. Fun to play and experiment though.