Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
The sun has finally appeared and to celebrate, I painted a sunny scene of where we spent our summer holiday- Montana! Notice that there is not a cloud in the sky. Would love to paint outside. However, looks are deceiving. A beautiful sunny day like today is also very cold. Instead, I will sit in my warm sun room and paint.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
The kids were in school and I am done with classes until after Christmas so I had a quiet day to myself. No turkey feast for us but I am roasting a chicken with a few of the traditional Thanksgiving trimmings. (Pie!)
The above painting is of Campbell River, BC (where Painter's Lodge is located) at low tide.
The painting below is actually one of the few Christmas cards I have painted this year. Haven't decided who to give it to yet.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This is me explaining something to someone about the painting above my fireplace which happened to be . . . Mt. Baker! It was on loan for the weekend.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I sold several pieces and had some interest in classes and in my trip to Spain.
My dear friend Sam was here to help when the crowds got unruly (ha ha) and to keep me entertained when there were lulls. Fortunately there weren't any lulls. It was a steady stream of viewers. She requested that I put a few select paintings up for her sister, Stacey, in Nova Scotia to see. So, Stacey, I hope you enjoy them and just look at some of my past entries for the other ones Sam wanted you to see.
This first painting is one of my small ones that I try to do in about an hour. It is of Point No Point on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I should be frantically getting ready for my upcoming studio tour but instead I am painting. This one is a typical west coast scene of Tofino. I love Tofino but I sure wish it would be sunnier whenever we go.
As I said, my studio tour is approaching and I have a crazy week ahead. My son's birthday is Tuesday and what does he want to do? Go camping! We haven't decided when we will go but it might be when the rain stops long enough to build a fire. That should be sometime next June. We may be cooking hot dogs and smores right here at home in our own fireplace. Sounds good to me. I don't like the rain and I like the cold even less.
Once the birthday bash is over with, I can get serious and clean my house and hang some paintings.
I will be having a sale on some of my older and some smaller pieces. My daughter is also making these amazing watch bands. I have enjoyed helping her but she is definitely better at it than I am. I think it is because my fingers are too big for small delicate beads. I prefer a brush in my hand.
Studio Tour is this coming weekend, November 14-15, noon-4:30pm. Hope many of you can make it!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I started this painting in one of my classes and finally had the time to finish it a couple of days later. It is from photograph I took while I was whale watching near Quadra Island. Didn't see any whales but my friend and I did see every other kind of wildlife imaginable (excluding sheep).
I feel like I overworked this piece. Maybe it is because I did it over a couple of days and probably broke my 1 hour rule. But I will try, try again.
Because I did feel like I overworked the other painting, I did have to try again and this is the result. It is of the Great Salt Lake again. It was done in 55min and I am quite pleased. There is a freshness to it that the other one lacks. Now I know that I need to do it all in one go and I can't put it down until it is done.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I was able to complete 2 more paintings. These are around the same size as the other 2. One is of the Maine coastline.The other one is of a potting shed in Windham, NH that was torn down shortly after I took the photo.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Now I need to figure out how to get that map back and into the right spot. (sigh)
Friday, October 16, 2009
Sidney Fine Art Show 2009
The frescoes are done by painting watercolour onto a board that has been covered with clay. It is similar to what was done centuries ago when artists painted on the walls. The paint was applied to wet plaster or clay. Therefore, my work is similar. I wet the clay and paint into it with the watercolour. The the surface is fixed with a spray and a clear acrylic coating to protect the painting. I am enjoying it immensely. My new series on the clayboard is of young girls in sunglasses.
It was nice to see so many watercolours at the show. When I first entered the show 2 years ago, there were very few watercolours chosen. But this time, wow! I couldn't believe how many there were. There was even watercolour on canvas, which is something I have been working on as well.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
The best part for those that watched is that Opus offered 10% off of all the supplies I mentioned, if they carry them. And they carry most (all except the easel and my favorite brush, I think)