Sunday, December 12, 2010

At the FCA Show

Thanks to Jonathan Chan for taking this picture of me at the fca show in November

Monday, December 6, 2010

Working on this new foal for the stampede as well as three others from photographs I took out at the Lauder ranch last year

Monday, November 8, 2010

Autumn's Last Applause

The glories of getting Lost
This is where I got lost inn October out pleine air painting by myself. A nice little road in kananaskis country.

In Anticipation

Still working on this, just some background left and maybe shine up those blue eyes too.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Just working on a new artwork for the FCA show

Sunday, October 10, 2010

stand alone

Working with pastel, too bad the photo didn't have more detail, not what I expected, will try again.

Friday, October 8, 2010

working on a new oil painting

I need to do a few pieces for the federation show to submit on the 15th of October. So here is the drawing on canvas board of the first image. She is looking between fencing and I am not sure if I will put the upper plank in, so its to sleep to paint another day...The 2nd image will be a still life of a chess game, the third a landscape of the country just west of here.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Irricana Fire Hall Mural

Well I finally made it out to the quaint little town of Irricana which is a very vibrant art minded community. It displays murals through out the entire town, so take a drive around and don't forget to check out the Grasshopper Gallery too, its worth the drive.

Monday, August 30, 2010


Working on this as my Airdrie scene, Just east of the mountains we see alot of CHinook Arches. They can be orange pink purple and red, what a palette!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Something else I am working on for the Ukrainian festival

Friday, July 16, 2010

Ukrainian Air Show

Working on paintings for the Ukrainian Village celebration in August -this painting is one in my series - Ukrainian Air show

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Calgary Stampede Western Showcase Window

My yearly venture to the Western Showcase at the Calgary Stampede. Here I am working on Blue Eyes. It was nice to talk to Michelle Grant, Julie Poppelwell, Rick Berg, Adeline Halvorlson and Ken and Kathy Hoehn. It wasn't vey busy but Cheryl and I had a good time painting.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ukrainian Music Festival August 29th

The Ukrainian Festival is coming up and I will be submitting this picture on Ukrainian Day August 8th, I'll be working on the wonderful athletic jumps of the men as well as a few ladies for artwork in late August.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

blue eyed beauty

I see it is time to post a new picture so here is one i am woking on for the Stampede. I finished a spanish dancer earlier in the week but I am not supposed to advertise her yet. This horse is from The Airdrie Canada Day parade- 2009, I wonder if I will see it tomorrow.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Art Hanging

Members Please bring two Western Paintings for Smitty's on Monday June 28th thanks

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Quick Study of a white mare

For my last class with the seniors we painted horses. It is the right time of year to be thinking Western. I brought in photos of the horses from the Lauder Ranch and each member chose one to paint, they did brown, blonde and white horses, everyones was different. In just over an hour they all were wonderful paintings. Shows how much their skills have developed. The idea we had for Jane turned out so well I decided to paint it myself.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Yeah, My paint has finally arrived from the states, Thank you to Jodie who made the arrangements and to my aunt and Uncle- Lil and Lorne for bringing it to Alberta from Alamo. I have started an acrylic and can't wait to try it out. Acrylic is not the medium I like to use but it should make me a more prolific artist being able to paint quicker. It will take some getting used to as I like to blend on the canvas, but we will see what happens....In the meantime here is the horsey bowl I created for the empty Bowls Festival held here on Saturday.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Calgary Stampede Series

I am still tweeking the painting but here is the last photo of the painting.

Along with the Series: "Girls Love Horses", I am Painting a miniature series on 8 x 10 canvas "Faces of the Stampede". This includes this rodeo clown I am working on.

Friday, May 28, 2010

lilly white

I am painting a lilly to go with the my other lilly painting

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pow Wow Dancer and Pow Wow Princess

This image I painted for the Stampede, Pow Wow DANCER, 8 X 10 to go along with Pow Wow Princess

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

painting eggs

Now when I told the seniors they were painting eggs they probably didn't think that this was how they would do it, remarkably they turned out pretty well.

Sunday, April 18, 2010



Thursday, April 15, 2010

Caricatures with Kelli

Kelli Gannon hosted the Airdrie Artist Guild Demo Night on April 14th, Here I am with his renditions of Me!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I was teaching the seniors to paint mountains and decided to finish my own version, seems I never finish any of the paintings I demo, so this is a first. You can see their versions at myhomeschool art site in the Prince of peace members pages.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Didsbury Memorial Complex Expo

Didsbury 25th art, travel and trade expo
April 10th and 11th sat 9-6 and sunday 12-5
Two reasons to come out, I'll See you there & Jennifer Jones and her losing curling team will be here too For more info visit

Friday, March 19, 2010

Speaker Night with Michelle Grant

On Tuesday I had Michelle Grant of Calgary come out to talk to us (The Federation of Canadian Artists - Calgary) about drawing the skeletal proportions of the horse to prepare for the painting. Thanks Michelle. This is great for preparation for paintings for the Calgary Stampede!

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Critique

Recently we had a critique with Jean Geddes. Here she is examining my artwork and commenting on all the artists artwork who came out for the Federation of Canadian Artists critique with Jean Geddes Workshop

Monday, March 8, 2010

thinking of you sandra

Whilst my friend Sandra from elementary school is in the hospitalI painted a thinking of your card just for her.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

karin jurick portrait challenge

The portrait challenge for Karin Jurick

I love secrets and this was a secret project where the artists submitted their own renderings of Karin Jurick