Thursday, September 20, 2018

Fall Paintings for Smitty's



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

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



Friday, May 25, 2018

Federation of Canadian Artists Go Figure Exhibition

This is the artwork I submitted for the GO FIGURE exhibition in Vancouver May 15 - 27th
"Happiness is the Wind in My Hair"


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

FCA Show

These two paintings were juried into the FCA Calgary Strathcona Show



C'Mon bunny


Kananaskis Winter

Monday, January 22, 2018

My Funky Still Life Art



I attended a workshop held by The Federation of Canadian Artists in Calgary With Angus Wilson.
Here are the processes and finished art pieces I created. I really enjoyed the simplicity of the workshop created from still life. The finished artworks with black outlines are so bright and happy.

The still life set up                                                                                     The Sketch


The colour combinations, none that I actually chose, I even painted over few of these minis to see more results. We downloaded a program called Art Rage  (Instructor uses PROcreate) to help us with configuring the colours on our drawings. I didn't bring a computer device to do this on the first day so resulted in painting little examples. I  went with the  complimentary colours of yellow and purple (of course purple!) rather than any of the colour choices I created. Another element was to refractor an element and so I chose the vase, I was very pleased with my result.







The plate with the pieces left over from creating the still life set ups was beside me so my first painting was inspired from this. The knife just took me out of the picture in the first drawing so Angus suggested i place it coming into the artwork form the left. This is the painting, I love the pomegranate!





This is the quick still life i created from another set up. Just experimenting with colour. Green against red, orange against blue, the front was going to be purple against yellow but with the flowers in that colour I think it would have been too much. Perhaps the way to settle the colours would be to try out the program or to create the mini colour paintings to find the best colour that would COMPLIMENT each other

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Two shows and call for 8 paintings for CSC and 4 for FCA

Autumn is certainly the season for art shows, I will be participating in two of them Oct 21st. I am member of FCA and CSC, The federation of canadian artists and Calgary sketch club. Here are pieces I am working on for these upcoming events.

First Catch  6x8


Sunflowers in an Ice Bucket 14x14


Just Tulips 12x16


A Bench in Italy  10x8


Chef's Special 10x8


12X12



 12x12