Tag Archives: Visual Arts

Van Gogh Comes to Edmonton!

I’ve been neglecting my art blog! My excuses are legion, but I’ll just say no excuses are good enough, and apologise:  I am sorry.   And on to the good stuff! We attended the Van Gogh exhibit last week, featuring … 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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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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