Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fire and Ice


5 1/2x6"
oil on MDF board

Another flower painting. I know the season for them is short now, so I love to paint as many as I can before they are no more. And hopefully this week Ill be announcing the long awaited arrival of our new baby. I am ready!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Fuchsia Glow SOLD


6x6"
Oil on MDF Board

I was asked to do a commission piece for a lady. I painted a variety of paintings so she had a few to choose from. This is the one she chose. I just loved how the vase glowed when the light hit it. I painted a larger one with the vase that I will post at some point.

Yay, the weekend is here! Have a good one!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Blue Breeze


6x6"
Oil on MDF Board

Summer is over and September activities are in full swing. These little daisies may be one of the last reminders of the summer past.
Thank you to everyone who sent congratulations through from the last post. I value the support from my blog readers. Its great to be part of such a supportive community. And thanks to all who take the time to type out a few words in the comment sections of my post. I check them regularly and they are always such a pick me up!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Award


Allied Art Council Open Art Competition, Spruce Grove, AB

I received first place in the Advanced Category of the competition with the painting "Cider Served in Red" pictured here. It truly is an honor.

Check out this cute little movie by Myra "The Greatest Coffee Movie Ever Made" Some of my work is featured in! I love this blog, it gives me a caffeine boost without the caffeine, something I have to watch right now!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Wild Mix


6x6"
Oil on MDF Board
Available

I was asked to do a commission piece of white daisies, as they have special meaning for this individual. I ended up being so inspired by the flowers and vases she brought over I painted five 6x6ers for her to choose from and one larger 20x20. I will update availability on the small ones soon as she needs to see them in person yet. The 20x20 she did purchase, and will post it soon too.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Strawberry Tea


5 1/2 x6"
Oil on MDF Board

The Strawberry Tea is a fund raising event for the nursing home in my home town. The women while stirring sugar with dainty spoons and sipping from china tea cups enjoy conversation. These get together are a big part of what brings a unique charm to communities.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Which Ever Way You Slice It


5 1/2 x 6"
Oil on MDF Board

How do you slice your fruit and vegetables? I had this discussion with a friend once when preparing a meal. She slices her produce the same way her mother does as do I. She julians carrots, I cut them on the round. It just made me think what other things I do like my mom that I didn't realize, like how I fold my laundry ect. Its the little things sometimes that make me sentimental!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tossed About


5 1/2 x 6"
Oil on MDF Board

Strawberries are my favorite to eat, but not so much so to paint. Its really easy to over do it with all the little speckled seeds. I feel I got a bit tight with these (more strawberry paintings to come!) The turquoise fabric reminded me of the waves in hawaii. How I wish I could splash around in them today! Refreshing!

I started teaching with the City Arts Centre in Edmonton this summer. I taught a floral workshop to beginner painters in August and am cu...