Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Painting Room Revamped

Well over the holidays I took everything out of my painting room , I replaced the student desks with this one that I received year ago. I have taken out the magazines and books which I would spend hours reading instead of painting.  I have taken out the excessive paperwork, sketchbooks and paintings that I had finished, (as there were a lot of unfinished workshop paintings).  Left are supplies, a few books, materials and items needed to create.  My big easel and drafting table still are taking up space in the front of the room but are adjustable, foldable but useful for large size paintings, watercolours and pastel so I will leave them.  I really love sitting in my new room and I know Marney will be proud of me!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Calgary Sketch Club Upcoming Exhibition

Works in the show


Fall Freeze at Mt. Rundle $350

Sun in the Valley $450

 Autumn Special SOLD 

The conversation SOLD

Monday, November 12, 2018

Workshop last weekend with Bobbi Dunlop (I love Bobbi's paintings of figures, they are teeny tiny and contain all the information)
Following are the 8x10 black and white study , the 8 x 10 colour study Here is the image I painted Live model -Paige-





Sunday, November 4, 2018

Still working on this beautiful portrait


Painting portraits


Working on this portrait, Getting together my portfolio for the SFCA membership application


Friday, October 26, 2018

Demo with Mike Svob

The Calgary Sketch Club hosted a demo evening with Mike Svob.
Mike is always willing to share and his easy going attitude to art creation is certainly a welcome. Mike's heart warming approach to art is simple and he emphasizes that its not the information but rather whats interesting that makes the painting effective.  He paints with ease in his colourful flair as he demonstrates his technique and style.



Thursday, September 20, 2018

Airdrie Smitty's Paintings for Show and Sale

Fall Paintings for Smitty's
As usual I have paintings for sale at the Airdrie Smitty's Restaurant
You only have to inquire to make a purchase of the artworks on display there



working on a few at once here

Paintings that have been started and yet to be finished:
1. Wondering if I will paint the first painting in oil or acrylic,
2. The Mount Rundle painting foreground has not been added


I have so many photos of Mount Rundle. Year after year the scene changes I have many different selections of the same view. Love the early snowfall with the fall colours fo this one.



Mount Rundle finished artwork

Practising my skill

Getting ready for the Calgary sketch club art show in October I have been practising  my painting skills since its been so long. This one is defragmenting the portrait.



Plein Aire painting

I was out four times this year 
here at pine lake, Kananaskis, Beaver Pond and Middle Lake

ALTHOUGH this is the Fall camp for the Calgary Sketch Club plain Are paint out I have decided that two degrees, rain & snow are not my forte and have chosen to paint a scene at home from a photograph I took Spring Camp. 










Monday, July 9, 2018

Stampede LLL Group

Late with my camera; most participants finished up and left,  these are the few photos of horse themed works from  the Live Love Laugh Group

Sunday, June 10, 2018

whats on the palette? Well, Calgary Stampede is coning up...

These paintings are on the easel, I have almost completed one. Be sure to check in frequently to see which ones are complete or stop in at Smitty's in Airdrie to purchase your artwork. 











Rocky Mountains of Alberta


Beginning these underpainting backgrounds in Nov I finally finished teaching classes and here is the finished rendition