This is a photo I took many years ago enroute from Edmonton to Saskatoon. It is a deserted convent, so much history and all a bit eery. This is on a small 6" square gallery wrapped canvas. I have transferred the image and then painted and stamped into and around the photo transfer.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
This is a 8"x 8" gallery wrapped canvas that I tried to imitate the look of encaustic and am pleased with the results. I have several layers of gel medium built up and finished it with the soft gloss gel to give it a clouded effect. It has a lot of depth and I love the colours.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
This is a 16" x 16" painting in acrylic. I painted the background first in the burgundy colour and then added layers of opaques and transparents to make the sunset like background. I rubbed back to the background to get the tree shapes.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Today I got off my abstract tangent to something a bit more whimsical. I have been disciplining myself to use up some things I have started. This was a beautiful background on illustration board. It had the leaf shape on it and just seemed to be beckoning a bird. I stamped into it and added some collage elements to finish the piece.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Here is an abstract I just finished. It is 12" x 12" on a gallry wrapped canvas with painted black edges. It has some Golden glass bead gel and Micaceous Iron Oxide gel to add texture. The red squares and rectangle are handmade paper collaged on and then the red acrylic on top. It has an earthy masculine feel to it.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I had the priveledge of being invited to paint and show my work in the beautiful Milner Gardens, Art in the Garden Show.
It was ideal weather for painting outdoors with only a couple of gusts of wind. I had the perfect spot with a beautiful view of the ocean and close to the live music that was playing throughout the weekend. I met lots of people and many of the artists. To make a great weekend better I sold two paintings!!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
This summer I was delighted to teach art to 6-9 year olds. We learned about great artists like Kandinsky andVan Gogh. We did mixed media, collage, tecture painting and photo transfer.
Coolage created by 8 year old Taylor
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Inspired by the rockies and a moody sky this very aboriginal looking woman appeared in my painting.
Deep in Thought
This painting was totally intuitive, as I was splashing some colour onto my canvas I saw this face appear.
Once again this face intuitively appeared out of an abstract I woas doing, check out her eye is was a stamp from Africa that I had put inbefore she appeared, the postmark her pupil with the white of the stamp above it. Her hat is enhanced with cheesecloth.
I tried to be abstract!!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
This painting includes a photo transfer of a church window. It is on a 6 x 6'' gallery wrapped canvas.