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!
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!
Today was the last day to enter our AWOB juried art show. It was a busy day 🙄. I used to work best under pressure but I’m going to have to rethink that strategy. The last item finished was my 8x10 monoprint of a Brewer’s blackbird which I called “My True Colours”. Shown second, “Gems of Kejimikujik” is an 18x24 oil painting, and my “Fierce” owl is an 11x14 acrylic. Friend and jewelry artist Kathy Dumouchel and I collaborated on the last image, a 16x20 3D work called “Autumn Fields” featuring copper cast wheat made by Kathy (so beautiful) mounted onto a barnwood oval with a painting and copper harvest moon in the background - so much fun!
Monoprinting... my most recent obsession and pastime. I scored some feathers at one of our local second hand stores and used them to mask and print the image below. It’s so relaxing to set up and pull these prints... I have stacks and stacks :)
is started this abstract today and, although it needs quite a bit more work, I’m enjoying the direction it is taking. I hope your enjoying your Saturday!
It’s hard to beat the fun of Gelli printing. I’m learning new techniques during these experiments. I printed two copies of a magpie photo and covered both sides of the paper with clear shelf liner. Then I cut stencils and masks with a craft knife (a heated knife works best). Once complete, I ran a few prints to test and I like how they turned out. I’m slowly compiling quite a few custom stencils. Happy Easter!
This is Brooklyn, my almost two year old granddaughter. Today she gave me a wonderful compliment when I made a mark on her painting. “Cute” she squealed! So entertaining :)
I took Brooklyn to the art supply store and we picked up some yupo to play with. This green and yellow sheet is puddling nicely and the green is granulating in ways I love. Happy weekend!