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“Dear Artists, Think Twice Before Purging Your Work” – A Cautionary Tale

Wishing a Happy New Year and all the best in 2016 to all!  (This is a long post, so I hope you make it to the end, especially if you’re thinking of purging any of your art in preparation for … Continue reading

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Pastel Artists of Canada Online Juried Exhibibion

I am pleased to announce, first, that two of my paintings have been accepted into the 3rd Online Juried Exhibition of the Pastel Artists of Canada; and second, that one of them (La Jeune Boheme en Vert) has won an … Continue reading

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“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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Pastel and alcohol-wash underpainting

I’ve been working on commissions over the past several weeks, and decided to take a break. Started something new: a larger format (22″ x 30″ sanded pastel paper) with an alcohol wash underpainting. The paper is eating up my pastels … Continue reading

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Cutie-Pie Doodles

I like to doodle, and sometimes my doodling makes me smile and these make me smile.  I think these “Cutie Pies” will make cute greeting cards.  And – I’ve been asked to use them as illustrations for a lovely little children’s … Continue reading

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