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.