Friday, August 29, 2008

Catching the Sun

Everything was against me for this one. My son was outside getting into something and the sun was moving on me. I was struggling with what to paint yesterday and today, I walked by my table that I have a bunch of still life stuff on and the sun was hitting this egg cup with the marble in such an amassing way I just had to paint it. I knew I had to paint fast and I didn't get it completely done while the sun was in one position but I think somehow it works.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Three Peppers Hot SOLD

loving these peppers. This one got wiped a couple of times. Always learning a lot.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Chopped Banana Peppers

Im getting quicker. My goal is to complete a painting in about one hour. This one took an hour fifteen. These peppers are from my garden. I like how the little glass dish distorts the knife and picks up the color of the handle. When my husband cooks I prepare all the ingredients for him. I bought these little glass dished to measure out things just like on the cooking shows. Its a fun way to cook.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Big Green Zucchini

My son and I were part of a community garden program this year. We are now harvesting beans, peas, carrots. The tomatoes that were in the last painting I posted and this big green zucchini all came from our garden. The weather is already turning here though, so we are out collecting our veggies before it gets to cold.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Three Against One SOLD

I had the title for this one as soon as I set it up. I just love how the red tomato reflects in the spoon making it seem bigger. I had set this one up day before yesterday and it just wasn't working for me, I tried it again today and it worked. Red and turquoise sure do work well together!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

As you can tell I have no painting to show. The last two days I have done two paintings and wiped them both. I feel like it just isn't coming together. This is tough. I debated whether or not to post this but figured you know this is reality, sometimes it just doesn't work. But tomorrow is another day. Hopefully a better one!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Not Going Anywhere

oil on MDF board
This piece is framed with "Pear Jelly"
I will send a photo of these pieces framed together if interested. Email for enquiry.

This one was fun to do. There were a lot of angles on the dishes and many colors. I wasn't sure if it would end up looking to busy but I think it turned out well. My email is down at the moment, I can recieve just can't send. I hope to respond to everyones emails that have come in soon. Still, let me know what you think of this one.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Lazy Lemon, last posting of Red Deer workshop

Okay so I finally painted a piece of fruit my last day. I really like how it turned out.

Carol giving me a few pointers. It was a really good week and look forward to more workshops in the future. These are the last of the workshop paintings that I liked. Let me know what you think of them. Im off to a wedding this weekend, will be back Monday.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Hot and Saucy, Dessert, Red Deer con't

One evening when in Red Deer we went out to Cleopatras for donairs. The hot sauce for the soup we had was such a beautiful color of red, I just had to paint it! And baklava for dessert. I didn't eat it till I had painted it. My mouth was watering the whole time!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Hot Day, more work from Carol's workshop

This one was allot of fun to do. The paper underneath the glasses is so happy!

The inspiration for the painting above came from the glass blowing studio which was right next to our painting studio. On breaks I would go in and watch magic. They all had to wear protective eyewear, some people got quite creative with this. Blowing glass is amasing! It is so dramatic how it is all done, and very hot!

Here is Carol giving instruction and doing a demo. Her demos took anywhere between 30 to 45 minutes.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Res Keys SOLD, Unwound SOLD, Red Deer workshop with Carol Marine

Okay, as you can see I have not been posting much lately. I have to say, that is going to change. I just got back from an amazing workshop taught by Carol Marine, a daily painter from Texas. This workshop covered everything from painting fundamentals to the business of selling my work on line. Thank you so much Carol for sharing what you know.

The photo above is of my new creative friends and classmates, we all had such a wonderful week. Keep painting everyone!

The following posts are paintings I did during the workshop.


I had enough of painting vegetables and fruit, I wasn't really happy with the outcome of the paintings so I took a break, reached into my pocket and there were my residence keys. I came back in, threw them on the table and started painting, this set the tone for the rest of the week. I just kept on challenging myself with subjects, other than fruit! It was good for me.


By this time I was on a roll (Oh bad pun, I know). This painting I donated to the silent auction, all money going toward scholarships for the summer series at Red Deer Collage which this workshop was a part of.

On going series of work regarding finding a sense of place

Resection is a method for determining an unknown position (position finding) measuring angles with respect to known positions. This definiti...