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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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“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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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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Winter Night at Jackie Parker Park painting (and 2013 brief review)

2013 was a huge year for me artistically. Technically it began in the late summer of 2012 when I first read Stephen Pressfield’s books The War of Art and Turning Pro.   Those profoundly ass-kicking books woke me up from … Continue reading

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Cast Out the Demon, Part 3 (finished)

The portrait/urban landscape/journey painting is done.  I am very pleased with the bold sky colours and reflected colour in the churned up snow, and the drama of the trees in the background and figure in the foreground.  Because it has … Continue reading

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