Farm Life, 9x12 acrylic on panel
This painting was a challenge! There are so many wee details in the photo reference for this one that I was hard pressed to decide which were important and which I could simplify. These are my grandparents Victor and Clara Matson. I believe this was taken in the mid 50s. It was a bright sunny day so they’re both squinting as they smile. A treasure of a photo. Enjoy!
Canada 150 Mosaic fun
I spent some time today painting 4”x4” aluminum tiles for Lloydminster’s mosaic. It’s a huge project and I was fascinated to see how it all came together in just a few days. Hundreds of tilesnpainted by individuals in the community. The mural “train” runs clear across Canada. Lloydminster’s features our clock tower and all things lloyd (border markers, wheat, oil, business logos, pets, whatever people love. Here are a few of the photos I took today. I’ll post a photo of the installed mural in about 3 weeks at the celebration.
I’ve just returned from spending 3 weeks beach-side, surrounded by the jungle in Japan. It was wonderful to spend time with our daughter and her family there.
I put together this abstract which, for me, evokes memories of the light enjoyed by the residents at Takayama Beach Company on sunny summer days. I hope it makes you think of summer too!
I’ll soon be in Japan again and I DARE NOT appear without a painting of Kole (6). He has made it abundantly clear via FaceTime that it’s not fair that his 3 siblings have grandma paintings and he does not. Sooo, this is my Kole painting. I think he will be happy with it :).
It’s the time of year that canola fields take centre stage.For hundreds of miles in all directions these are the gorgeous colours that Alberta and Saskatchewan wear in July. The photo reference for this piece was taken just north of Marwayne by a family member. It’s a glorious view!
I did this small painting in oils which I am loving right now! The creaminess, the blending, the color intensity... so satisfying. Enjoy!
Soft Spring (6”x6” oil on panel)
This painting was completed in one sitting with just a palette knife. I love those chunks of colour... oil paint is awesome for its ability to maintain texture. I’ve been in a bit of a painting block lately and doing a “just for fun” project like this reminds me of why I paint! Happy Summer!
We’ve a lovely garden in the middle of Bud Miller All Seasons Park nearby. Last year these yummy yellow flowers stole the show for me. I look forward to seeing them again soon! I took this painting, and several others, to The Collective Art Market today so they are available. Lots of paintings available in the $140-250 range. Do drop by and support TCAM in downtown Lloydminster!
The landscape anchors of the prairie are the clouds... in all their shape shifting and colour changing glory! I have always been a cloud watcher. I think it comes from my farm girl roots. I hope you enjoy them too!
I took my imagination on a summer excursion to the beach this weekend and this is the result. There are a few refinements I will be making before complete but I love these colours and the feel of this so far. Enjoy!
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