Monthly Archives: August 2014

“Dreamer”, a pastel painting

This started out with some scribbling with NuPastels on black sanded pastel paper and evolved into this whimsical portrait of a young girl.  I brought out the Sennelier and Schminke soft pastels to finish the painting.  Her off-shoulder gaze into … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods, pastel painting

Another scene from the Mill Creek Ravine hiking/biking trails.  We have so many beautiful, natural trails in Edmonton all across the city and most of them link to each other.  I’ve only been on a few, but my sister began … Continue reading

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A Room of One’s Own or a corner in a shared space?

I’ve seen and drooled over images of other artists’ studios and dreamed of having such a space to work and learn and play and create.   Here’s a picture of my “studio”, the place – the space – where my … Continue reading

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“Sunshine on the Ave” pastel painting

I finally finished the painting I began at the 2014 Whyte Avenue Art Walk just over 3 weeks ago!  I was able to use a few of the photos I took while I manned my booth in front of the … Continue reading

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