Monday, December 16, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Calgary Sketch ClubElveden Centre, 717 7th Ave SWNovember 12-22
Friday, November 8, 2013
Well not so zhaoming wuish; I need to marry my colours the hair and the background, the face and the hair, I need to lose some edges and less contrast on the gown, I'll try this one again, now that I have critiqued my own work i think i am ready to try again
Monday, October 21, 2013
Here's a new pastel of a very interesting fellow, I have titled this one "There's a story in the eyes"
This is an unfinished version
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
I am trying out what I have learned at the Zhaoming Wu workshop I held earlier this June for the Federation of Canadian Artists in Calgary
This was a photo of Alysia, yes My beautiful daughter who is an amazingly patient model. This was from a photo that we took at the workshop
Seems I need to start a new one there are so many things I have changed
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
"Fields of Glory"
Farmers have been busy this week combining the fields, Here is a photo I shot of the BIG RACE between the farmer picking up the crop and mother nature descending upon his intention, making a game out of it, so typical here in Alberta
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
This is one of four photos that show the changing of the guards, so look like I need to do a couple more to illustrate the transaction
Monday, September 30, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
This week I coordinated the Doug Swinton Workshop for the F C A and we had 30 minutes to create each painting, it was fun and void of the details but contained enough information to make beautiful works of art in landscape. These are poor photos but here they are:
Friday, September 20, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Heavy rains have brought extensive flooding across Alberta, especially in our part of the province Calgary/ High River. This impacting multiple communities and forcing thousands of people from their homes. Canadian Red Cross teams are actively responding across the province to ensure that immediate needs are being met.
Welcome to The Alberta Flood Rose Project.
During July 2013, The Alberta Flood Rose Project invited all Calgary and area working visual artists to create and donate an original, unframed 4"x4" (inch) piece of wall art, depicting the provincial flower of Alberta, the wild rose. The finished pieces were arranged into eight groups of 81, and were framed together as larger "collection" pieces
The flood waters rose... Albertans rose to the challenge!
This is my contribution, I painted up two different roses and added sparkles beads and resin to set them. A little different for me but they look like tiles with a nice hard gloss finish.
This is the website to view the collection and fundraisers this project is still committed to. There are posters of the art, books and even some wonderful original panels of the original artworks for purchase.
Friday, August 30, 2013
The Quote on the bowl is from Hellen Keller, It reads
" One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar "
The Painting is "NOSE CREEK" 12 X 16
It was generously framed by Red Leaf Framers on Calgary for the fund raiser.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
Every June the Smitty's restaurant is dolled up in Western Artwork. here is a new one I painted, This is one of the horses in the Corral from last years rodeo.This year I have quite a few at Smitty's but there are three other artists participating as well. These will be up all during the Calgary Stampede and throughout the summer as rodeos around Alberta Commence.
Here is another little painting I have at Smitty's