Getting ready to make spaghetti. Good ingredients to start with, but where's the red wine? (it's in my hand so I couldn't paint it!) I loved painting the jar and the shadows. This little kitchen piece is 8 X 8 on painted wrap-around canvas. It's yours for $100. It would make a great Christmas gift for the chef in your life. Email me at email@example.com (Sorry, I still don't have PayPal).
The first of a new theme of smallness. The painting is 8 X 8. There are so many reasons for me to paint small at this time. It speeds up the learning time. As well, it instills confidence, inspiration, focus, gives me more opportunity to use a bigger brush and experiment. Many more to come.
I am truly honored that the Kelowna Women's Shelter asked me to donate 14 images for their 2017 fundraising calendar. It is now available at London Drugs in Kelowna and West Kelowna, and the Women's Shelter Thrift Store (368 Industrial Ave. off Ellis). They sell for $20 with all proceeds to the shelter. Should I sell any paintings or prints as a result of the calendar, I will donate 20% of sales to the shelter. Please support this organization with your purchase of calendars for Christmas.
Blue Planet is painted with watercolour on a dark stained maple plate, 13 1/4 " diameter. This was a great experiment, both in application and finishing. Many, many layers of tungsten oil later, a spray lacquer worked better.
This could open up a Universe series. Any comments? Need to see a bigger photo? Go to "Wood Art" in my menu.
Of course the title of this little beauty is a play on words. I was going to call it "Sunny Days", but thought I would name it "Sunny Ways", a slogan used by Prime Minister Trudeau. Just for the fun of it. The painting is part of my "Remember Summer" series. Oil on canvas, 9 X 12. I've been having some trouble with posting my blog on Face Book so you may see this with an image or not.
This whimsical 12 X12 on a deep canvas was fun to paint in the style of Van Gogh. Thick paint and off kilter in many ways. That's really what I like about it.
Time to paint a few smaller pictures. 10 X 12 and framed in a lovely wooden mauve frame.
I took this picture at Guisachan Gardens in Kelowna at twilight, hence the name. These flowers looked like they were a type of flowering onion and showed up beautifully against the dark parts of the garden. $285 framed. Think I'll continue a short garden series. Something light and fun.
What a challenge from going from "Family from the Back" to "Full Frontal"! To give my brain a new learning experience, I combined my two favourite artistic expressions: painting local landscapes and ballet. The subject is a former Kelowna Ballet dancer, Cai Glover, leaping off Munson's Mountain in Penticton. He is pushing the boundaries of his own artistic endeavours and leaping out of the canvas.
The painting is oil on canvas 24 X 30. Framed and offered for $2000.
When I last had my eye exam, I had photos taken of my retinas. I've been mesmerized by these so decided to paint one on a maple plate. I love the abstract look and feel of the result. You can see the lasered retina repair on the left. Can't you imagine a wall of these on an optometrist's or ophthalmologist's wall ? Send me your responses, please.
It's been ages since I painted a still life! I enjoyed the process since i wasn't limited by nature's palette. I felt like I had more artistic freedom. It could be titled "orchid" or "apples", but since the blue vase was predominate, I called it "Blue Vase". 16 X 20 oil on canvas.