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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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New Word for 2015 and a “selfie” pastel self-portrait

I managed to finish my 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve self-portrait on time!  (At least, I’m sure it was still 2014 somewhere in the world by the time I signed it and took it off the easel!)   I haven’t … Continue reading

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“Creek in Autumn” soft pastel painting

Jackie Parker Park has been the inspiration for many of my pastel paintings and I expect I will paint many more.  This will be the last one for 2014 and I am really happy with it.

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Newcastle Jam paintings: Willy James and Crawdad Cantera

We just got back from a well-deserverd week-long break at the end of a gruelling month of October and two years without a vacation!  I didn’t have a chance to post the two commissioned paintings –  finished just in time … Continue reading

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Yikes! I have less than 6 weeks to finish two commissions! WIP…

Three weeks ago this past Sunday, I sold my painting “Blues Jam” to a friend who appreciates both the Blues and the Sunday jam at Newcastle Pub.  Shortly thereafter, she approached me and asked if I would re-create the same painting, slightly … Continue reading

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