Tuesday, 28 October 2014
October is my anniversary month, so I thought it was fitting to paint these two love birds (again). I confess I had some challenges with this one and this is probably version #4 that I've attempted over the past six months or so. I'm glad I persevered - I think they have a perfect "twinkle" in their eyes,
Saturday, 25 October 2014
I've been wanting to paint a salmon for ages, but I think my nerves got the best of me. It is something completely out of my comfort zone, and the water seemed very intimidating to me. Last week, I really wanted to paint using red, and decided to give him a try. I actually painted most of him upside down to get the shapes/ movement correct. I love the results and think I may try him him again on a much larger scale,
Monday, 20 October 2014
I experimented with this guy and went with an orange background. I usually start with an orange base, and later add various coats of blue on top. This time I decided to play while the paint was still pretty wet. Orange is one of my favorite colours, and I'm pretty happy with the results - plus I love his quirky personality.
Sunday, 19 October 2014
Saturday, 18 October 2014
It seems to be the weekend for some great fundraisers. I donated "Judd" to Oktoberfest, a fundraiser for the Squamish Montessori School happening this Saturday at Howe Sound Brew Pub! Tickets $25 includes a BEER and a STEIN. 7 pm. I hope this gets lots of action tonight :)
Friday, 17 October 2014
I donated Pearl to Whistler WAG's annual K9 Wine and Dine happening tomorrow night. I hope she generates lots of action. I wish I could be there to check out the other great goodies up for grabs (all for a fantastic cause). On a side note, our first chosen name for our black lab was Pearl. Only after having her for 24 hours, we decided that she didn't really suit the name Pearl, and we opted for Georgie. I think that's why I like this painting so much.
Thursday, 9 October 2014
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
I was recently asked to paint two, 30 x 40 Moose, that would be displayed side by side at the Summit Lodge Hotel in Whistler. I thought a "family" of moose would work well together, and I had the perfect reference photos. It was fun (and challenging) to work on such big canvases at the same time. I confess that they are two of my favorite pieces. I delivered them to Art Junction yesterday, and I received the photo of them hanging up at the hotel this morning. Definitely made my day