Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Facebook Pyramid Exchange

 This is the mini painting I prepared for the gift exchange. 

Different Strokes From Different Folks Portrait Swap - Part 3


Twenty years ago Karen Jurick posted a challenge, Over 180 artists painted each other 
The artist that got me did a sketch of me, and mine follows a few later, the woman with the turquoise earrings.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Portrait Artist of the Year season 7 sky arts

 I painted one of the sitters watching season 7 of the show, this is the artwork just a practice painting on a canvas that was damaged. 

Each picture is simply taken from a different part in the room hence the light changes. 






Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Fall Show FCA - Magpie on Lichen Post


This is entitled "Magpie on Lichen Post" and is in the Federation of Canadian artists online show 

the rest of the show can be found using this link:https://federationgallery.com/.../calgary_chapter___fall...

CSC November Show - Magpie - Keeping my eye on You

Check out the show with the Calgary sketch club,  
Here is my magpie "Keeping my eye on You" 

http://calgarysketchclub.com/show/


 

Monday, September 21, 2020

Airdrie Food Bank Festival 2020

In Support of the Airdrie Food Bank I have painted The Peacock Bowl which is up for Auction. Your can visit the food bank to bid on this gorgeous bowl in greens, blues and yellows. 

This year I choose to paint a peacock to adorn the bowl.   It's story wraps the outside of the bowl with Beautiful Quotations all pertaining to presenting your true self. Please visit The Airdrie Food Bank page to check out all the bowls. 100% of your donation goes toward the food bank , they can really use the support this year

THE PEACOCK BOWL  



Fall Show Artworks

This is one of the paintings I will have in the Fall online Show   

11x14 Oil Painting  


ROSEBUD BEAUTY IN A BOWL

THIS ONE LITTLE BUD BROKE FROM ITS STEM 

THE BOUQUET WAS TRULY MISSING ITS BEAUTY AS IT UNFOLDED ITS PETALS AT ITS OWN SHOW.


Wednesday, August 19, 2020

FCA - Vancouver Salon Exhibition

 This is my submission for the Vancouver Salon Exhibition, You can view the entire show using the link below:

https://federationgallery.com/show/the_vancouver_salon



Saturday, June 6, 2020

Peony - Watercolour version

Its been many years since I painted in watercolour and i really enjoyed it, tried the peony in this medium, boy do i need some practise. The my friend Shirley moved to Westlock, I changed my medium , now that must be twenty years ago.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

peony






I took photos of the peonies outside of the the Airdrie Legion about 10 years ago. Finally I get a chance to work on something this big, started it outside using Acrylics as its 24 x18. The paint was drying way to quickly.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Painting of AKram

Since it will be until Sunday when the Portrait artist of the year will reveal a new model I decided to try my hand at the first two that were live. I did not partake at 3 am (broadcast here in Canada) but they have the photo posted and so I will try the first one, AKRAM Here is the drawing and underpainting.






1. The computer captured photo                2. The drawing                                     3. The under painting 


After three hours

Blend and Refine, Add highlights


Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Painting Process for Rankin


30 Minutes into the video:
A basic drawing



One hour into the video;
Adding dynamic flesh tone colours 



Two hours into the video
Filling in the spaces with lighter values



 slight changes which take the longest


I thought the face looked too wide so I cut off the left side and had to change the position of the nose and left eye, he had a slight tilt to the head which I decided to change also.
It looks different with the new changes; since this I have also fixed the mouth! I am pleased.
Please go to Artist of the year https://www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv/portrait-profiles/ where you can view literally thousands of artists portraying the model. Better yet participate and post your art using instagram



Changed hair at top and mouth, took photo outside  



Portrait Artist of the Year Interactive Broadcast

One of my favorite shows is Portrait Artist of the year, It can be viewed on the MAKEFUL channel. It has been postponed because of the corona virus and they have decided to make the video of the artist available to the viewers for painting. I was really excited about this. The telecast goes on Sundays and is four hours, so we get a full four hours to paint the live model on the telecast.  I just found out about it and was worried I wouldn't be able to be up at 3 am to paint for 4 hours. This week they extended the podcast for viewing all week and our model is photographer "Rankin" You can submit your artwork and join in all the fun on the instagram. So yes I did this in four hours.



Tuesday, April 28, 2020

A CAT FOR KYLE

FOR BIRTHDAYS THIS YEAR I PAINTED THEIR LOVING CATS, THIS IS KYLE'S CAT FIDDLE; I CALL HIM FLUFFY
I added whiskers later


Sunday, April 12, 2020

Happy Easter

My grandson and Bunny

PROCESS

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

fca 8x10

This is my raw submission for the FCA 8x10 (tweaking to be done later) as there is a bubble to add and i think ill remove the right forehead and add hair it will look less like fingers 

ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MAIL-IN ART EXHIBITION (AIMAE)

Sunday, April 5, 2020

A painting in the making

This pastel I did for the upcoming FCA Social Distancing online exhibition, . so here's a preview of how all came together.









Saturday, March 28, 2020

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Workshop With Deborah Tilby

I attended an oil painting workshop with the FCA with art instruction by Deborah Tilby.  I chose something entirely different but a subject i knew i could learn from.  Here are the results...


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

TWISTED HAT painting from a blue drawing

 I don't know where the original picture went but I surprised myself painting from a two tone line drawing i had, adding colour as i pleased. 
This rendition of a self portrait painted on a piece of canvas.



Sunday, December 22, 2019

Cactus Painting

I  Completed this Commission in just one day, using acrylics. Not the paint I like but I needed this one to dry quickly to take to Mexico.
36 x 36 painting on rag canvas.
Oops, its a little darker in the photograph

Monday, December 2, 2019

Paint night with Tami

My daughter Alysia arranged a winter scene paint night on Dec First, It was the first time I have done one of these.


These are the results; some paintings were finished after the photo and i will try to post them.  Everyones painting was so different and that was so wonderful to see. There are some hidden talents here, love the way these all turned out, Great Job ladies!