Tag Archives: Perspective sketch

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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“Slack-lining” – pastel painting

Slack-lining:  kind of like tight-rope walking but with the line relatively low to the ground  and relatively slack.   You can tie a slack-line between any two posts or poles or trees and whether you’re by yourself or with a … Continue reading

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Refresh, Review, Re-do, Renew…

I took a second look at an old painting, went back to the source photo and made a second painting based on them…. Here is my newest version of Jasper Alley, a different take with a different palette.  I’ll have … Continue reading

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An Artistic Road Map for 2014 and a painting of The Black Dog on Whyte Avenue in winter

    My over-all goal for 2014 is to stay on the path I started last year, including participating in the Whyte Avenue Art Walk, and continuing to connect with other artists and local art-lovers through participating in On-The-Spot-Pop-Up Art … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different!

My favourite artists are the Impressionists (I discovered Renoir at the tender age of 12 and fell hard), closely followed by the Post Impressionists.  One of my biggest challenges has been to paint less “realistically”  (but still representationally) with the … Continue reading

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