Captured Late afternoon drive in early February in Alberta. All shades of mauve, rose, and blue with ochre stubble accents. So iconic of winter prairie drives.
Just finished this 2' X 4' oil on canvas looking west over Lake Okanagan to Mount Boucherie. I think the owner of this commissioned painting is going to be very excited to see this when I deliver it to her next week. This is the first painting I've done incorporating pallette knife work with the brush work. It worked beautifully, giving texture in the right places.
Yes, this is corny. i fully admit it. I wanted to do 3 portraits together that somehow related to each other and this just fell into place. It's obviously a play on hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil, but with a twist. Using fruits and vegetables I was able to convey the same message. But how does each individual react with another? Are there some innuendos here? And why the cauliflower clouds? Are they "caption or thought" balloons? Are they clouds? Or are they just another form of produce? Is there another message here?
What are your thoughts? What does this mean to you?
This 11 X 14 oil painting of the view across Lake Okanagan from a Naramata, BC vineyard to Giant's Head Mountain at Summerland, BC was commissioned by a woman in California as a wedding present. She loved it!
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Pat is the owner of Mad Mango Cafe in Kelowna. There are always lineups because Pat makes the best Laksa and Richard's soups! A happy hard worker, Pat works 16 hour days, 6 days a week, but she always wears a sincere smile!
Drop in an see her portrait. You can't miss it!
"Ellen" won the award at OASIS Regional Juried Art Show for "Figuative/Animal" category. Many thanks to the judges and the Peachland Art Gallery and FCA staff and many volunteers. My thanks to The Pleasant Pear B'n'B for this recognition and award. The show is open until the end of July with 77 wonderful works to peruse and enjoy!
"Making Faces", my solo show at the Station House Gallery in Williams Lake, BC , had over 700 viewers.
I'm feeling pretty happy about that because for a community that size, that is a lot in 3 weeks! My interview with North by Northwest certainly drew people in. Some of the comments were, "Oh this is fun"; "What a warm feeling"; and "If this doesn't make you happy, there is something wrong with you". Gotta love that! Thanks art lovers in Williams Lake. Glad I could make you smile.