I've had a reference photo of a crow in my "to paint" pile for ages, and I thought it was time I'd give it a try. I love the expression in this guy's face and how the layers of colours peek through.
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Saturday, 24 May 2014
Mona was so much fun to paint and I enjoyed the challenge of trying something new. It's been ages since I last painted a flower, and it was interesting how similar the wings were to painting trees. Plus orange is one of my favorite colours (I use it in most of my under-paintings) and I've never tried an insect before. I'm glad I went outside my comfort zone
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
When I posted last week on facebook about how much I loved visitors to my studio, this wasn't what I had in mind. And of course my first thought was, Darn (maybe not darn), my camera card is broken. How can I get a good shot of him Little did I know that he wasn't too shy and was happy to stick around, and run in circles for most of the day for a visit. Thankfully after a few backflips, Mr. Moe Circles returned outside back to his family. Stay tuned for a potential mouse painting???
I am incredibly relieved to post my first painting I completed, start to finish, in our little temporary spot. I was feeling a bit "funky" ( to say the least) while trying to get used to a different painting space (especially since I think I'd have better light in a cave than in the kitchen that I'm currently painting in). Thankfully my family gave me an extra amazing mother's day gift of a daylight that attaches to my easel which has been a real life changer. I kept it simple with my first piece to ease back into things, and went with a hummingbird. I confess that I love the background colour - and I'm hoping he is the first of many good pieces while I'm here...
Sunday, 11 May 2014
Here is the final version of Bear. I had a tricky time photographing him (it is always so hard to photograph black without the glare - plus I seemed to have misplaced my camera card in our move so I had to use my phone). I hope Bear`s Mom is pleased with her Mother`s Day gift. I`m very happy with him - I love the expression on this handsome guy`s face,
Saturday, 10 May 2014
I'm happy to announce that my work is on display at the Ledge Cafe in downtown Squamish. I currently have up two bears, a buffalo, a heron, and of course, an owl. I'm particularly proud of the brown bears. And not only does The Ledge have fabulous art, but they also have great coffee and scrumptious treats I hope you can stop by and take a look. https://www.facebook.com/TheLedgeCafe