Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ranunculus


12x12"
oil on 2"profile gallery wrapped stretched canvas

I painted this one a little while ago. I hadn't painted in a while and just wanted to get back at it. I laid out my palette and just started to paint. My goal was to lay down as much pure color as possible keeping everything quite clean and defined. I love how the ground color (red) peeks through the peddles of the flower and how the shapes in the vase look abstracted. I am fairly happy with this one considering how long it had been since I painted and that my son naps for only 45 minutes at the longest if Im lucky. Nap time is when I try to get into the studio. Its good to be back!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Walking the Red Carpet


6x6"
oil on panel

I found this little creamer at my favorite shop One Mans Treasure here in Stony Plain. I couldn't wait to get it home and do a painting. I have a feeling it will show up in a few paintings from time to time as it was such a joy to paint.

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...