Friday, October 28, 2016

Can you tell where this is?

I have changed some details in this painting that may make it difficult to determine where this little general store is located. It seems to be a piece of history that stood still, especially with the phone booth nearby.  I can't remember the last time I used a phone booth!  I did many layers of paint in the sky during this painting, hoping to make it a dark sky at the end of the day, after the store had closed.  But it seemed so top-heavy.  So now it seems to be more like early morning.  You, as the observer, get to pick whatever time of day you like!  

                                             (By the way, the store is in Clifford, Ontario.)


"Corner from Antiquity"
acrylic
16 X 22





Monday, October 24, 2016

Fall Inspiration

There is lots of inspiration at this time of year for putting paint on a canvas!  Here are some leaf and sunflower pieces, all of them quite small but delightful to work on.  The sunflowers were part of an afternoon demo and lesson I did at Wasaga Beach for my previous art group.  It was so great to see some of my art colleagues there and catch up on our lives!  



"Fall Away"
acrylic
12 X 12

"Compliment"
acrylic
8 X 8

"Floating Fire"
acrylic
6 X 6


"Humility"
acrylic
12 X 12


"Sunny Triplets"
acrylic
12 X 12

"Worship"
acrylic
12 X 12

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

"Soulmates"

My latest commission is done, a painting that commemorates two special parents who were indeed "Soulmates".  It was very special to be a part of that process!   It will be travelling to Calgary this week.

"Soulmates"
acrylic
18 X 24


SOLD



Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Summer painting commissions!

My summer commissions were quite varied!  The first was a real estate house portrait.  (These are such fun!) 




The next ones were even more fun, because they were for my two grandsons in Alabama!  Wesley will get to know these as he grows up and sees them on his bedroom wall.  He is still only 2 months old.


Three-year-old Carson told me which vehicles he wanted painted, and even made suggestions about the details.  They are on his playroom wall.  




My next commission isn't quite finished, so you can't see it yet.............stay tuned! 





Saturday, July 2, 2016

It's Cottage Time!

This painting is of the cottage where my brother and I spent most of our summers growing up, near Perth Ontario.  It holds happy memories of swimming, boat tours around the lake with Grandpa, picking raspberries, frog-hunting, BB guns, and hammocks.  During a cottage painting retreat with Cheryl O, I chose a photo reference from years ago and tried out a style similar to Emily Carr.  I thoroughly enjoyed working on it, which has taught me how important it is to choose a photo reference that is meaningful.  I doubt I will ever sell it!

"Memories!"
acrylic
16 X 24

Monday, June 13, 2016

Four Months Later..............

The past few months have included a trip to my daughter's new home in Alabama, and my son's wedding!  No wonder I haven't kept up with my art activities here........  I have actually been painting during these adventures, and here are the results:

 This is a painting I did from a photo I took in Yorkville, Toronto, while I was enjoying an afternoon of gallery-hopping.  It has been purchased from the Southampton Art Gallery already, and is now residing in Calgary! 

"Yorkville Treasure"
24 X 24
acrylic


Next came another Yorkville painting.  I seem to be taken with the colour red lately.............

"Red Doors"
24 X 18
acrylic

This was painted from a photo I took of one of the flower arrangements after my son's wedding.  I loved the backlighting.

"Celebrate With Daisies"
12 X 24
acrylic


All of these paintings have been shown at the Southampton Art Gallery.  If you are in the area, it would make a worthwhile visit for you to explore their new facilities and see some great art pieces there, including 3D work.  Click on the image at the upper right to get to their website.






Sunday, January 31, 2016

A different creative pursuit

I did accomplish an artistic endeavour I'm proud of during 

2015, even if I didn't produce many acrylic canvases.  Every

 week I created a page for a Faith Art Journal, following a 

website called hiskingdomcome.com.   I usually used their

 premade scripture verse, and made a page around it.  It was

 very rewarding, and I would love to share a few pages of it

with you, that you might have a small glimpse of my daily

 walk with Jesus.  I am continuing the idea, with my own

 scriptures, for 2016, although I certainly haven't been able to

 do one a week so far this time!