Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Ok Something else a little different from me, maybe in the new year I will get back to painting in My own style. This is for my Christmas Card MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Karin Jurick portrait challenge

This was the latest challenge from Karin Jurick. In early December she sent artists a photo of another participant, I don't know who the lady is but I was pretty excited about doing the challenge and actually completed her in 2 days, then made a few minor adjustments but then I had to repaint it after scrubbing it off. Hmm, Let well enough alone...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Paintings of the Totems in Airdrie

A Gift for the mayor of our sister city Gwacheon in Korea.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Vote so Aviva insurance pays for our seniors art program

Senior Art Enrichment | Aviva Community Fund
"Painting sees no age or gender, and speaks to every language found on earth."- anonymous

"Seniors make up the fastest growing age group in Canada." We must help by encouraging healthy and active lifestyles, to promote mental and physical well-being, to encourage sociability and to engage in an atmosphere of creativity and learning.

An art enrichment program designed to enrich the livelihood of the seniors in our community strives to offer satisfaction.To experience the pleasure of painting, to satisfy their creative spirit , to develop a sense of self appreciation and to find value and accomplishment in their work of art.

Art is possible for all people. Programs are also designed to motivate individuals who have physical challenges associated with aging and the constraints of health issues. Whether it is a hearing disability, Hodgkin’s, dementia or the entire realm of age related suffering, It is therapeutic to every individual who is involved in the art creation process. Persons confined to wheel chairs and other devices will be able to participate in this cognitive approach to learning. Individuals who have had a stroke can introduce the skill of painting to relearn. Painting is a way of expression and freedom. Its rewards go beyond the physical nature of the process. Let us give a program the seniors will benefit from, each in their own way.

Footnotes 1. anonymous quote - L.Rossin webpages. 2. Seniors make up the fastest-growing age group. Statistics Canada. Estimates of Population, Canada, the Provinces and Territories (Persons). CANSIM Table no. 051-0001. Ottawa.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The same mountain view from Canmore painted in 2 different mediums

I used the same photo to do both workshops I have not completed either of them but here they are.

Workshop with Doug Swinton

This weekend I attended another workshop. This one was oils with Doug Swinton. I like his strategy - SIMPLIFY. By painting with the biggest brush you have and by finding the correct value the colour is yours to see. I probably will not use this approach to many of my paintings but I do enjoy watching him as he pounds out a big 24 X 30 painting in 45 minutes. I realize I like to watch others paint as much as I like painting!
Here are pictures from the workshop.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Art Workshop in Cochrane, Alberta

Well I attended the workshop with Marilyn Kinsella Watercolourist She sure has become proficient with her skills. I must say I was impressed with the way she moved the colour onto the paper and could delicately conjure up the rocky mountains with out even using a photo. She said - I have painted them thousands of times from every angle. And she was so very good. Here is a simple painting I worked on.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Artists view of the hoar frost on a tree

This is part of my fair weather series. I thought I would post a cold tree as this is how it is feeling out there at this time of the year. It is a 12 X 12 painting so part of the left side is missing in the view.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Art Book Contest - Watercolour

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In the Danyluk Family

This is a Cover I have been working on for a family tree, genealogy Book. It is a watercolour of the homestead from family on my mom's side.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mural for the Irricana Firehall

This month I will be working on a mural for a firehall. This is the drawing. I hope it will be very dramatic once I get the paint and get it started later this week.


Jellybeans in a candydish, This was my own challenge and I had alot of fun with it. Just arranging the jellybean colours was interesting and time consuming. You can attempt to do this too the picture to chose is in the RockyviewArtclub.piczo website - under demos. My particular picture is not posted but I am tempted to do another one.


This was the challenge with Different Strokes from Different Folks

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Waiting His Turn at the Rodeo

A painting a day - I worked on a few paintings of children at the rodeo in a completely different style. This is just one of the renditions.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Akumal - Revised

Well, This is what happens when you rework a painting, somehow its ok but the first version appeals to me more. The painting colour is off as it was taken outside,... I think I will move on. This painting is availbale for bid at the Airdrie Public Library on Aug 29th and then at the City of Airdrie until Sept 11th.

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Ocean View in Akumal

I particularly like the way the waves crashed into the rock considering the ocean was pretty calm. Well I have been preparing this scene for the Airdrie Seniors Outreach Program. I have tried the rock and splash a few different ways, I will continue to work at it, stay in touch.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Friendly Donkey

Well its been a busy time here in Calgary with painting for the Calgary Stampede. Horses and children just go together, my new selection for next year's Stampede will certainly be a series of children at the farm. There are so many exceptional artists at the Western Showcase so if you have never been you must put that on your things to do before I die list. This piece I did for last years Stampede and I will finish this years piece and post it soon.