Category Archives: Urban Landscape

A Bold Plan! (or Am I Biting Off More Than I Can Chew?)

It seems that in the last several years, the concept of creative types setting a time-limited challenge for themselves to get some work done has become more and more popular.  For writers, the 3-Day Novel Contest and NaNoWriMo come immediately … Continue reading

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“Bridge of Dreams”, a pastel painting

I’ve been having tons of fun working on more pastel paintings based on past walks through Mill Creek Ravine.   Especially this one, where I took some playful risks with colour and I think it turned out great!   Here … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Dry Media, Edmonton, Landscape, Mill Creek Ravine, Pastels, Urban Landscape | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“Bagshot Row, Mill Creek Ravine”, a pastel painting

Edmonton has the most extensive river valley urban park and trail system in North America, and Mill Creek Ravine is part of that system.  (For a great in-depth article on the history of the Mill Creek Ravine, look here.) I … Continue reading

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“Sleigh Ride on the Avenue” pastel painting

There is something magical about a winter sleigh ride, even when it’s in the middle of of a bustling city just before Christmas, instead of on an idyllic country road.   Thanks to Edmonton’s Old Strathcona-Whyte Avenue  and to Longriders , for the opportunity … Continue reading

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Back to Jackie Parker Park – pastel painting

A limited palette pastel painting of Mill Creek as it runs through Jackie Parker Park in Millwoods,  done last week.  I hadn’t painted anything since I finished the Newcastle commissions – just over two weeks of not painting!  My break … Continue reading

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