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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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People and Pet Portraits

I really enjoyed working on this pastel painting of Rayne and her grandfather’s Irish Setter, Izzie.  To be framed tomorrow and delivered this weekend!

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La Jeune Boheme en Vert, a pastel painting

I finished this painting and forgot to post it!  There’s quite a bit of detail in this one because, aside from it being a portrait and wanting the face to be the focal point, the textures were also important to … Continue reading

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“It’s All About the Dress” , a pastel painting

There’s just something about a little girl, and Christmas, and a most special present – a beautiful fairy-princess dress.  At a time like this, it really is all about the dress!  (The model for this painting is my adorable middle … Continue reading

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Watch out for the thistles!

Up here in the north (well, not quite as far north as Fort McMurray, but still…) it’s finally spring.  At least, I’m sure we’ve had our last snowfall and our provincial nickname “Sunny Alberta” has since been well-earned in the two … Continue reading

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