Wednesday, December 5, 2012

resin workshop

This saturday is a resin workshop
so I am gearing up to get supplies for the participants.  Our artist is Asya Barker

More information can be found on the fca calgary webstire under events, workshops, paypal payment is available

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Workshop with Rick Berg

This weekend I coordinated a workshop with Rick Berg our instructor for the Federation of Canadian Artists of Calgary.  Rick Is an amazing artist and probably the very best art instructor there is, Hands down!!  As coordinator my volunteer job consists of applying for approval after the artist and myself work out his costs, I arrange the room rental and prepare the food  and coffee plan.  Probably the most difficult thing is keeping track of people who signup for the workshop as there are three ways they can do this, through a fca voucher, paypal or cash/cheque.  I like to leave the emailing to Sonja who assists me with fca workshops. I make the purchases of materials we will require and hopefully am able to get sponsorship from gift certificates and or artworks for further FCA opportunities.  I prepare all the financial documents always with a break even balance.  I enjoy getting to know the artists while arranging for their workshop and love to watch them paint.  I hope that artists who attend the workshops have a wonderful experience of social interaction intertwined with the best instruction available.

Monday, November 12, 2012

At the Elveden Show Downtown Calgary Nov 12 - Nov 24th 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

New Artwork

I am still working on the flower and its accompanying sunflower for this weekend some highlighted areas left to add and background

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Workshop with Brent Laycock


This past weekend the FCA hosted a watercolour workshop, Sonja and myself coordinated the workshop for 15 participants. It's been a long time since I worked in watercolour but how fun as the colours just flow into each other, I will finish this next week.  This is the picture I worked on for little while, I had spend most of the day at the Calgary Sketch Club Riverpark Show and Sale as the Lead of the Exhibition

Sunday, October 14, 2012

FCA Watercolour Workshop & CSC Art Show

Its going to be a busy week for me Tuesday I will be teaching my first classes for the year, homeschool art then its off to the federation of Canadian Artists for the demo that Rick Berg will be doing, I was going to drive him but my daughter was in a car accident so I will be taking her to the university early for a 6pm class. There will be a judging at the FCA for a door prize painting that I will choose and frame tomorrow. I also will be expecting visitors from Northern Alberta; a friend of mine from high school and her daughter who will  taking courses in calgary and staying with me for the duration of the week. On wed and thurs. I teach again but thursday I will need to hustle straight from work over to the calgary sketch club to sign up the members for the art show on the weekend. I will need to decide and frame the 5 artworks I will be bringing as well. (perhaps monday i can start this after I have planned lessons for the 3 homeschool and seniors classes) )  I will also be hosting the watercolour workshop with Brent Laycock held at Atlantis Framing beginning at 7 on friday night and all thru saturday.  As lead for the show I will need to take the kitchen supplies like urns and coffee/etc. for both clubs on the weekend. I will be at The Calgary Sketch club show at 8am for people to sign in and to set up, a three hour shift and then I run back over to the FCA workshop around noon and find time for lunch, make sure that the workshop participants are happy and then I will return to close the CSC show.   whew... The proximity from one to the other is not that close, Both functions end at 4 pm so thats the only difficulty I see but there are so many nice people I know everyone will be more than willing to stand in when it is necessary. Hopefully the weather will be cooperative!  See you at the show.


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Winter Artwork to Banff Museum


Small Treasures 2012: Due November 2
Challenge your artistic boundaries. Think inside the box, literally! You only have 144 square inches to express yourself. This is an open invitation for winter-themed artwork, in any media of two or three dimensions. In keeping with the Small Treasures theme, artwork will be restricted to a maximum size of 144 square inches, but not limited to any specific dimensions.

Watermedia in the Rocky Mountains: Due December 14
For over a century, Watermedia has been a traditional median for artists in the Rocky Mountains when inspired to capture the sheer beauty of their surroundings. Keeping with tradition this show will feature several Watermedia Artists who portray their love and respect for the Rocky Mountains and area.

NEW FOR 2013: Due December 14
New store front show and sales will see the Whyte Museum Shop window and store front filled with artworks from an individual local artist for a number of weeks. This juried store front art show and sale will continue with new and innovative artists works displayed throughout the year.

Any questions concerning these shows please email: Shop@whyte.org

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I look forward to seeing your future submissions!


Ciara Hossack
Manager of Retail Operations
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Box 160, 111 Bear Street
Banff, Alberta T1L 1A3
(403) 762 - 2291 Ext: 312
FAX: 403-762 - 8919
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Saturday, September 29, 2012

working on a puppy










Scuffy Puppy 


I use a lot of colours under the final coat of hair to indicate layers and so that colour shows through the fur rather then the paper showing. 


Recently we went to New York and I have compiled a few original paintings depicting New York


Best hotdogs in NY


Take me out to The ballgame 


Buskers in Bethesda Fountain walkway

Blue Jays Fans  at Yankee Stadium


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Caricature



ARTember in Airdrie, I helped out at the Dry Gulch Art Show with Caricature artist, Kelly.  This is his caricature of me.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

http://www.creativeairdrie.ca

Creative Airdrie and FortisAlberta are pleased to announce the 12 finalists for the Fortis Art Wrap Program. The public is now invited to cast their votes for the top five that will become shrink-wrap polymer canvases that are applied (similiar to wallpaper) around five FortisAlberta switching cubicle boxes in Airdrie. The top five will be announced on the last day of ARTember (Sept 30).

Please vote for my flowers; Seems I am a finalist. thankshttp://www.creativeairdrie.ca

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

ARTember in Airdrie

In our city of Airdrie it is ARTember and the community has set aside 17 days of art and culture.  I will be participating in the junior arts program at the Airdrie Public Library -  Creating mosaics on Sept. 15th.  I will be featured in an Airdrie Business, last year it was the CIBC this year I have not heard yet.
This is one of the pictures I will have on display, please some out to view all the artwork.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Here is an artwork  I am painting as a surprize for a very wonderful lady shown here, I just need to find out the colour of her eyes to finish it.
I will call it MaMaNix Cares for Cats

Saturday, June 23, 2012

heArt of the community

At the empty bowls festival the children created an art mural , hopefully we can put this up in town so all the youngsters can see

Sunday, June 10, 2012
















Plein Air Painting, will need to finish this at home, the weather was cold and windy.  I went out with Diane, Sonja, and Jan . The fca was hosting a plein air excursion with artist swinton but they cancelled  due to rain out, it hailed and rained within that hour, but not while we were out there painting.  June in Alberta, We were south of Calgary by the Leighton Centre.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Empty Bowls Celebration

This is the 6th year I have been involved in the Airdrie Food Bank, it just keeps getting better and better, Don't forget to come out and purchase a bowl  you'll get the soup of your choice to fill it with FOR FREE, I have painted my art auction bowl again this year and WIll be donating a painting so come on to see what this is all about, Its all for a good cause.
God Bless YOU, Lori McRichie for all your work over the last few years to make this such an incredible success.  The rest of you come on down to Nose Creek for  a bowl of warmth, in your tummy but mostly in your heart.

Airdrie Food Bank NEEDS to feed YOU!!!

Empty Bowls Fundraiser for the AIrdrie Food Bank


Join us at the Park! Free soup lunch! Bowls available for a suggested $20 donation

Children's Area - fishpond, face painting, clowns and other children's entertainment. sponsored by the Airdrie Rotary Club.

Artists - local potters, painters, cartoonists and more, that will provide hands on activities for participants as well as displaying their wares for you to peruse.

Silent Auction - opportunity to bid on bowls made by local VIP's and special art pieces that have been donated by artists form our community.

Music - take in some great music provided by area musicians.

All events are free of charge! This is the Airdrie Food Bank's way of saying thank you to our great community, for all they do to support those in need. 
Join us at the Park! Free soup lunch! Bowls available for a suggested $20 donation 

Children's Area - fishpond, face painting, clowns and other children's entertainment. sponsored by the Airdrie Rotary Club.

Artists - local potters, painters, cartoonists and more, that will provide hands on activities for participants as well as displaying their wares for you to peruse.

Silent Auction - opportunity to bid on bowls made by local VIP's and special art pieces that have been donated by artists form our community.

Music - take in some great music provided by area musicians.

All events are free of charge! This is the Airdrie Food Bank's way of saying thank you to our great community, for all they do to support those in need. 

model workshop

This was the 2nd view I assumed at the workshop, I will take a better photo but right now it is on display at the Airdrie Public Library

Monday, May 28, 2012

Model Workshop at the FCA




We painted models this weekend a the FCA Model workshop, First we took ten minutes and sketched (roughly) as each participant took a turn at a pose.  At 1:30 our model showed up ( a last minute girl who was able to fill in the spot) and we painted two additional works.  The next one is just the portrait as she is lying down and I will post that this week when I have a chance to work on it abit. 


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Workshops coming up May 26 th 2012.
Painting a Model  9 a.m.
To be held at Swinton's Art Supply store

Plein Air with Doug Swinton on June 8th

Friday, May 4, 2012

Well the kitty I loaded up for a demo last month, Received Honourable Mention at the Federation of Canadian Artists Calgary May Show! Here it is again completed

Wednesday, May 2, 2012



I was chosen for the April Bus Pass in the City of Airdrie, This is the female totem down at Airdrie's Nose Creek Park I also have three of the male totems painted.