March 31, 2011

This latest painting may convince me to return to landscapes.  I really enjoyed painting this one.  The photo is from last summer while we canoed on a small lake near Chase, British Columbia. It was fairly early and the sun was peeking through the trees of the small island we paddled around.  Sigh... can't wait to go again. 

11"x14" oil on stretched canvas

' Guess I should just enjoy the wonderful spring weather I waited so long for.  I think I'll go work on #6 pansy.  Have a wonderful day.

March 28, 2011

Artists Beware of these Red Flags in Contracts

I think this is important enough to post to my blog.

March 24, 2011

Hi everyone, I finished my pansy for March.  It's #5 in my flower box series. 

6'x6"x1.5" oil on gallery wrapped canvas
$100.00 or $78.00 for multiples

 I delivered "Half Time" to the New Moon Gallery and thoroughly enjoyed looking around.  What a wonderful place to pick up a unique piece of art.

March 22, 2011

I just have to tell you...

Usually it takes me three or four days to post again but I received an acceptance letter in the mail from the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver.  I'm so excited.  The Cherry Blossoms picture I posted two days ago was chosen for the Haiku Inspirations show in May.  That's three juried competitions I've been accepted at this year.  Oh, my head is swelling....  lol

Thanks to all you wonderful blogging buddies for your comments.  I probably wouldn't have even entered without your encouragement.
I still have to name it....?

March 21, 2011

"Something Jazzy"

It's Spring!!!! Yippeeee....

Okay, I know my title is slightly immature but I can't help it.  I love spring time.  The pussy willows are out and the robins are bobbin' and I can't help but smile.  I changed my blog background to fit the season and I'm posting my painting of Cherry Blossoms.  I hope this post puts a spring in your step. (so bad, I know. lol)

March 18, 2011

I was accepted in the juried show.."Something Jazzy"

The sun has been shining most of the week and the only snow in sight is in the hills.  I can't wait for the ice to break up on small Duck Lake in front of our condo.  I'm hoping to see spring flowers blooming any day now.  It's tempting to do a series on them, just so I could put them all over the place from March 'til May.... hmmm... maybe next year.

This year I'm focusing on my pansy, flower box collection.  I should have a new one to post really soon. It's good to be back to routine, especially painting. Yesterday I worked on three different painting projects and practiced drawing my nose. lol, that sounds funny.

I just received word that my Half Time painting was accepted in the Juried competition at the New Moon Gallery in West Bank, BC..  I'm very pleased to be represented in the show called: Something Jazzy.

12"x12"x1.5" oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Buy it at the New Moon Gallery for $250.00

March 15, 2011

It's been a week since I posted but I have an excellent excuse; I was busy celebrating my birthday and my anniversary.  Somehow, between friends visiting, going to RV shows, shopping for my birthday gift (unfortunately not an RV) and eating way too much, I didn't accomplish anything art related.

Now the vacation is over and I'm back at it. Mostly I'm working on my 4'x6' composite painting.  I've decided not to post pictures of my progress so that I can have an unveiling someplace special when it's done. I'm working on panel #5 today... 19 to go..sigh.

 I made a slideshow of several photos to paint someday and we have it playing on the TV like a screen saver.  When I see the pictures I can hardly wait to finish what I'm doing in order paint the next one...  maybe I should stop watching and give my full attention to the three I'm working on.

Mary Sheehan Winn asked me to show the colour charts I've been working on for the Mastering Color course.  I only do one page a week so progress is slow but here's what I've do so far.

March 8, 2011

Lots on the go but nothing done.

I have a 6"x6" pansy, a 11"x14" landscape and my 4'x6' painting that seems to be all leaves, on the go, but nothing finished to show you on this blog post.

The Mastering Color course I'm taking, has me mixing all my colours of paint.  This gives me a greater appreciation for what the paint will do but it sure does leave me with a lot of brushes to clean.  The colour charts I have afterwards make it worth while though... a lot less mixing time needed now. 

My drawing courses have been more reading and looking at pictures then actual drawing. This week coming, I can see a lot of work scheduled in the practice department. 

The picture I've posted is one I painted back when I used acrylics, about seven years ago.  A limited edition giclee of it will be auctioned at the Willow Park Youth Missions Auction on Sunday night at seven.  I hope they have a good turn out. 

March 1, 2011

Two paintings accepted in the Lake Country Art Gallery Show.

YES! I had two pieces accepted into the next show at the Lake Country Art Gallery.  I entered my two white flowers, the one with thick paint and the one with thin paint, mentioned in previous blogs.  I love being in shows near home because it's sort of proof to the locals that I wasn't exaggerating when I claimed I was an artist when they asked what I do.  Actually, they probably believed me and it's just myself I'm trying to convince.  :] 

Attached is my latest drawing practice lesson.  Have a good week.