Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Dancing Creek

Sadly I've been neglecting my blog. Time to start it up again, although probably not as diligently as before. This is one of my most recent works and I had so much fun painting it. I feel I've been in a little bit of a slump lately and this painting seemed to have revived me. I plan on doing a large series based on this. I enjoy rivers and streams so much. This is referenced from hundreds of photos and many walks along the Fendland Trail creek in Banff. I love how the sunlight hits the bank, lights up the bushes and dances in the reflections.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Missing Stampede

I’m happy that ‘Gentle Nudge’ was in the top 15% in December’s Boldbrush contest. I also submitted this piece to the Stampede Art Auction.  But I’m sad to say I didn’t apply for a booth this year at the Calgary Stampede Art Show, I just couldn’t work in the dates. I have such a busy summer, with two weddings (including our daughters’), a solo show and out of country guests, doing a 2 week long show was not feasible. I will miss everyone this year as it’s such a fun event.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Rain Forest Majesty

'Rain Forest Majesty', acrylic 36 x 60. Although I have never been to The Great Bear Rain Forest, it is a place I have wanted to go. I was asked if I could paint a rainforest scene. Having no reference photos, I did a lot of research and watched videos to get a sense of the mood and environment. This painting is an accumulation and my imagination of what I think it would look like. So don't try and find this doesn't exist, except in my mind and on my canvas. Maybe someday I will see for myself, but in the meantime I can pretend and experience it through my work.