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.