Friday, April 26, 2013

Much Happier Now

Something wasn't quite right. I wasn't happy with it. It was either not finished or something was wrong. If it doesn't feel right your instincts. I worked on it another hour or so this morning and I'm much happier now.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Elbow Falls By Bragg Creek

Acrylic 24 x 30

Another version of Elbow Falls ( different time of day). I'm revisiting a few earlier paintings but not because I've run out of ideas or new material. I have various reasons.  I like the subject and feel I haven't exhausted the possibilities.  I like to see how different my approach is and have I varied my techniques. Do I still remember how I painted it? I like to compare to see if I have learned or can improve anything. Can I make one cool and the other warm. Can I recreate the same spontaneity and feel. Do I have the same palette etc.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Parker Ridge

Acrylic,30 x 30,
My husband and I are making a trip to Jasper on Sunday, travelling along my favorite highway. We will pass this scene of Parker Ridge,and hopefully, I will be able to convince him to stop,so I can surrender myself to it's beauty! So, I thought it only fitting that I paint Parker Ridge in anticipation.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Back to Landscapes

acrylic 30 x 60 inches. Light Along 40 Mile Creek,Banff,

Ok, the urban scenes were starting to frustrate me and after spending 8 hours in a 'Paint Till You Drop' ( live models), event this weekend, I decided to paint another larger version of one of my favorite landscape paintings...and it sure felt good to bring out my large palette knife and attack the canvas! Bringing me back into my comfort zone calmed me down. I like to venture back and forth.

The paint till you drop,was a lot of fun, even after my dismal painting attempts. I'm looking forward to the next one and will be better prepared. For those wishing to see some of the work,go to the facebook event page here

Saturday, April 13, 2013


I thought I'd add some snow....first thing I thought of when I looked outside and this nice snowy spring day.

'Lessons',acrylic 8 x 16 inches. 
My winter trip to Whistler last year was incredible. We had never been,and we don't ski,but my gallery is there so we had to visit. it was a beautiful weekend,full of sunshine and warm weather. it was quite the dichotomy watching the skiers while having lunch outside with a few passersby in shorts. We did the Sky to Sky and must have looked quite out of place but no one paid us any attention. I took hundreds of photos with the intention of doing some 'ski paintings'. I thought I'd share a couple. My husband is the one who is definitely out of place in the photo below.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Dancing Light

Another pub scene. 'Dancing Light' ,acrylic 20 x 10 inches.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Stroll

acrylic 10 x 20
There's nothing like taking a leisurely stroll on a warm almost spring day

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Urban Scenes

I'm taking a short break from my usual landscapes and putting down the palette knife. I'm going to be working on some urban scenes for an upcoming FCA show. I'm also going to be painting some animals and figurative work.

My solo show was a huge success with Mountain Galleries. Aimee and John did such an amazing job of setting up the show.! Many Thanks!

'Toward The Light',acrylic 12 x 12

'Hazy Day At The Pub'
16 x 12,acrylic
This painting would have been a lot more successful had I not stuck the figure smack in the middle of the canvas...I'm not sure how I'm going to fix this yet.