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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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“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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“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

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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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