Friday, November 25, 2016

Hummingbird Paintings

Tiny and territorial these beautiful birds arrive early spring in Alberta and BC, Canada, and winter in Mexico. Having the opportunity to watch and photograph these mini wonders of flight is a joy.
All these mini-paintings have flown off to new homes and are no longer available.

Summer Blossoms; Rufous Hummingbird, Female.
 7"x 8" Watercolor
Flew off to a new home.

"His Majesty" Rufous Hummingbird, Male 
5.75"x 5.75" Watercolor

The Queens Flight: Rufous Hummingbird, Female.
  5"x 7" Watercolor

Feisty Lady: Rufous Hummingbird, Female
5"x 7" Watercolor

Sky Dancer; Rufous Hummingbird, Male
 5"x 7" Watercolor

These hummingbirds have all migrated and are no longer available.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Upcoming exhibition at the Wildbird Gallery

My husband and I will be exhibiting our work Oct/Nov 2016 in the beautiful revamped Wildbird Gallery at the Wildbird General Store in Edmonton.

Pleinair and Native Sunflowers

 Pleinair painting of Native Sunflower growing in my backyard.

 Cut Native Sunflower brought into the studio to paint.

Another Studio drawing.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Portraits at The Paint Spot Edmonton

I entered two paintings in the Big, Big Portrait Show at the Naess Gallery, The Paint Spot, Edmonton, July 7-August 23, 2016. The show ran in conjunction with the Edmonton art walk.
Off my right shoulder is a painting of my daughter incognito with a squirrel on her head and above her, the orange cat on blue is my painting. I love that the call for portraits was an open call and that the work produced displays a wonderful range of talent from pure beginners to very accomplished artists. 

Under my Spell
12x12 Acrylic on canvas
This neighbourhood cat had to be painted due his wonderful intense expression. Recently I simplified the background by covering it with ricepaper collage and repainting (the original of it is posted earlier on this blog). Sometimes paintings take a few years before they become what they need to be, I now consider this painting completed.

Crazy Squirrel
12x12 Acrylic on canvas
I painted this fun piece for my Zany fun-loving daughter Melony, who is an exceptional artist herself.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Exhibition Art Gallery of St Albert

June exhibition at the Art Gallery of St Albert Alberta, Teresa Stieben in the upstairs gallery.

Article written by Scott Hayes about the exhibition.

Monday, May 30, 2016

New Painting headed to the Art Gallery of St Albert for June 2015

Hide and Seek at the Falls, Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel
Acrylic on canvas, 24x16

These cheeky small critters delightfully entertain tourists at the base of the falls in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Spring Blessings

Native crocus painted with watercolor and gouache, inspired by the blooms at Nisku Prairie.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Zany fun loving portraits

 "Squirrel" NFS
12x12 Acrylic on canvas 

My daughter incognito

"Grandparents Blessings" NFS
12x12 Acrylic on canvas 

Our Grandson, whom is a blessing to us. 

Though in the past I've painted portraits in Watercolor or Chalk Pastel, I'm presently challenging myself with painting portraits in acrylic. It becomes challenging to create with fast drying medium and I don't use retarders preferring to keep my work area as non-toxic as possible. 
I have to admit I am having great fun with this. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Dancing For Joy updated

Dancing for joy (no longer available)
Sometimes a painting needs to settle for awhile. The previous version of this was hanging where I saw it every morning after it came back from an exhibition. It felt unfinished to me so back on the easel it went for a work-over. The painting now has depth and is I believe a stronger piece.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

HerWork juried exhibition, Stoney Plain Alberta

First juried exhibition of 2016
Showcase of the recent pollination project started six months ago. Ten crochet "Earth Spirit Vessels" pieces selected for one month exhibition in March.

Pencil Portrait

pencil portrait

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Free and loose water color

 Working on ideas for native wildflowers. Painted large on sheets of linen paper.


 Blue Darner

Bumble bee with Shooting Stars

Friday, March 4, 2016