Friday, August 5, 2011

Yellow Mug and Small Apples


6x6"
Oil on panel
$150.00 (Canadian Funds)

The walks I go on with my kids I am often inspired by the foliage all around. I clip branches of blooms, leaves and ornamental fruit from the trees and bush as well as grass from the creek I live by. If you take the time to look, there is a wealth of inspiration right outside your door! I always try to put something more organic in my still life set ups. I feel it brings a bit of softness to the work.

Information...
The class being offered at the Color Crush Art Studio has been canceled. I will not be teaching any classes at this time.

I am thrilled to announce over the next year I will be focusing on producing work for my first solo show at the Multicultural Center Public Art Gallery from August 17 to September 19, 2012. This show will feature larger sized work. I will keep you posted on my progress for this show through posts on my blog and emails if you are a subscriber to my blog. I will also announce any other shows I will be having, as I have quite a few irons in the fire so to speak in regards to showing my work!

In light of these opportunities, once again the focus of my blog is changing. I am finding the administration part of being a regularly producing painter to be very time consuming. Because of this most of the posts in the future will be show announcements and my progress on producing for these shows as well as any teaching opportunities that come my way. My web site will be up and running this fall too and will send through that information when the time comes.

Thank you for your interest in my art and hope you will journey along with me during this next phase of my painting path!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Blue Sugar Bowl


6x6"
oil on panel

I found this sugar bowl at One Man's Treasure, a second hand store here where I live. I have mentioned this shop to you before. I love going here when I need some inspiration!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Iris on Display


12x12"
oil on gallery stretched canvas with 2"profile
$278.00 (Canadian funds)

Iris are so architectural with all the folds and sections that make up the blooms. This one was challenging but I think it turned out okay.

I have some news to pass along. I am teaching at Colour Crush Art Studio in Stony Plain this fall. If you are interested in learning how to paint dynamic still life paintings, this class is for you. Checkout the side of my blog for details. Or go to Colour Crush Art Studio website and click the link to my information page.

Also want to pass along I have my work up on Daily Paintworks. If you want to find original art this site is full of it! My work is in the All Art section usually on pages 2 or 3.

Thanks for viewing my art!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Drops of Cream




6x6
oil on panel
$150 (Canadian funds)

the apple blossoms were in full bloom in May. The blooms when they first open are a soft pink. I was happy to have painted this little one to record the time.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Wide Open



20x20"
Oil on two inch profile gallery wrapped stretched canvas
$489.00 (Canadian Funds)

I love painting this red vase. Especially with the green cloth underneath. The complimentary colors make these wonderful grey reflections in the vase that are so much fun to paint!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Abundant Knowledge



30x30"
Oil on two inch profile gallery wrapped stretched canvas
$987.00 (Canadian Funds)

Knowledge and all that is involved in gaining it. I don't often like to reveal the meanings behind the paintings I paint, I want the viewer to interpret the work for themselves to make it their own. However I felt I wanted to share what is behind this one. For me this piece is about acknowledging the letting go of the things that need to be released and enjoying the fruit of what comes of that. This whole year so far has been about that and I felt I needed to work that out on canvas some how.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ode to Orange


20x20"
Oil on two inch profile gallery wrapped stretched canvas
$489.00 (Canadian funds)

A funny thing happened with this one. I really didn't want to paint with orange. I was so focused on that that it was all I could think about so I got it out of my system and went all the way orange with it!

I have become quite fascinated, well maybe the better word is obsessed, with the science behind light. I am on a journey of capturing the perfect balance between dark and light, discovering that one can not exist without the other and more so how to convey their ways of coexisting. Yes I am speaking of the capturing of light to the canvas however this is so true of life. I have been living in a bit of dark place lately however there is a movement toward light, partially because spring is finally here, but also because of some personal choices. LIfe is brighter and somehow I want to capture that. I am captivated by light and want to celebrate it!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Daisies Blue


6x6"
oil on panel
$150.00 (Canadian funds)

It is snowing today. 5 inches and counting. Yuck. These daisies are making me smile today!
I painted this one in only 45 minutes. How much fun is that!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Daisies Dressed in Red


4x6"
oil on stretched canvas
nfs

This was a demo done for a private student I teach. It was so fun to do.
I am finishing up with my students now just in time for spring. I have also been working on some more bigger paintings for various projects coming up in the future that I will announce closer to the dates. Happy Spring!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Creative Insight Workshop

I had the privilege of leading a group of women through a creative insight project a few weekends ago. The content of the project talked about the importance of community, how we need others to walk along side us to make sense of the tangles we have in life. The beads represent friends in our journey and how they are like jewels to be treasured.


For more information on Creative Insight Workshops please contact me.
Thanks to Beth from Ryan and Beth Photography for taking such great photos! Check out their site!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Strawberry Tag


6x6"
oil on panel
$150.00 (Canadian funds)

Doesn't it look like these strawberries are running around this little vase trying to tag each other? Okay maybe its just me. I have had this vase for a very long time. I think it originally belonged to my Grandma Kae, my dad's mom. I love the shape of it and will be painting it again!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Red Gems Spilled



20x20"
Oil on two inch profile gallery wrapped stretched canvas
$489.00 (Canadian funds)

Okay, so I said I wasn't going post my larger work, well the thing is I have ran behind in painting little ones and won't have the time this week to do anything but teach so here you go something I did a bit ago. It was a challenge painting this juicy subject as it started to dry up and shrivel under my lights very quickly. But what a lot of fun it was trying to capture all the busyness of this one!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Red on Read with Bowl


6x6"
oil on panel
$150.00 (Canadian funds)

These object are all in a larger painting that I did. I loved painting this little red vase. It was fun to capture all the various reds in in. I am not posting many of my large one in hopes of having a website up soon. You will be able to see my larger work there.

ps. Sorry for the glair in this photo, I will replace this photo with a better shot soon.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bottle with Bowls


6x6"
oil on panel
$150.00 (Canadian funds)


I have had these bowls for a while now. I bought them specifically to use in a painting one day and here they finally are making there appearance. I find I purchase a lot of dishes for use in paintings more so than for use in the kitchen!

This photo came out quite saturated, and the background is more purple in real life. I just can't get good shots lately. I haven't invested in photo equipment yet. Maybe some day.

Oh and by the way this is painting 109 on this blog! Wow what an adventure this has been! Thanks to all of you who have been along for the ride!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cozy Up


6x6"
oil on panel
$150.00 (Canadian Funds)

I just got some dental work done. All I want to do is cozy up with my lemon tea and my blanket. I thought the title for this was appropriate!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Different Levels


6x6"
oil on panel
$150.00 (Canadian funds)

These dishes have just been washed and are waiting to be placed back in their spots in the cupboard. Not really an event worthy of celebration, unless you live in my house were counter space, not to mention the time to do the dishes come at a premium! The dishes are clean! Party on!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Apple Plated


6x6"
oil on panel
$150.00 (Canadian funds)

We go through bushels of apple in our house. I have quite a sweet tooth and I find they meet my need for sugar quite nicely and they are much more healthier for me.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Red Apple and Classes


6x6"
oil on panel
$150.00 (Canadian funds)

This was a demo I did for my Tuesday night students.

Yes I have taken in a handful of students for the winter. They are a great bunch!
In the spring I will have three evenings set aside for classes. Check out the side of my blog for classes and updates.
All classes are based on how I approach my paintings so if you like dynamic color and bold strokes these classes might be for you!

Please let me know if you are interested as soon as possible as my space can only accommodate a very limited amount of people.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Good Start


6x6"
oil on canvas
$150.00 (Canadian Funds)

I love the fork in this painting. The reflections almost make it look camouflaged.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Nothing Inside


6x6"
oil on panel
$150.00 (Canadian funds)

Transparent glass is difficult to capture, and so is the delicacy of egg shell. I enjoyed the challenge of both in this one.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Toppled Over


6x6"
oil on panel
$150.00 (Canadian funds)

Its difficult to place objects in a still life and not make them staged. I think this one was successful in achieving a natural placement.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Quiet Moment


6x6"
oil on panel
$150.00 (Canadian funds)

An unassuming set up, no one object here is really vying for your attention. Somehow it seems to work.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sitting Up High


6x6"
oil on panel
$150.00 (Canadian funds)

This marble seems to be pretty sure of himself. He should be made aware, there is another!

Just a note...
I am offering private and limited space group classes out of my home studio. email me for more information if you are interested.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hiding Out


6x6"
oil on panel
$150.00 (Canadian funds)

It's the cups turn to hide in this game of hide and seek. Will the marble find him?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Red Cup With a Spoon


6x6"
oil on panel
$150.00 (Canadian funds)

Painting high reflective surfaces has got to be one of my favorite things to paint. These red high gloss cups are so much fun! Cappuccino tastes pretty good out of them too!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cereal Bowl


6x6"
oil on panel
$150.00 (Canadian funds)

I love painting this bowl. It is pottery with a wonderful blue glaze. I eat my cereal out of it almost everyday!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Protea on a Cup


6x6"
oil on panel
$150.00 (Canadian funds)

Protea is an evergreen shrub from South Africa. I find them to be very interesting plants especially when dried. I loved how the leaves made these great shadows on the plate. This one was so much fun to paint.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Pastel Petals


6x6"
oil on panel
$150.00
I visit flower shops and pick up greenery for my paintings. Often I let the greenery dry out right in the vase, that way the leaves take on great shapes.

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...