Saturday, October 11, 2008

I Was the Demo Artist in the Langley Library Yesterday!


Yesterday I painted in the Library from 2 to 5 (they were closing or I would still be there, I cannot stop once I get into it!). They feature an artist once a month on Fridays and it drew a group of lovely people that were so enjoyable I would rather have been talking with them than painting actually!

I took this painting in with most of it done except the mug and the final touches on what I had started already.
I could not sleep last night thinking about a few things that I wanted to work on, so I got up and worked until ? (no idea as I did not want to know!!). But I am glad I did as it came together and I could sleep!

I will leave it like this for now and look at it again in a few days to see if I want to "fix" anything!

The subject flowers are from the Hydrangea trees we just planted and are the branches that broke in transport in our trunk. The lemon was a Margherita survivor!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Desertscape, warming up for painting in Borrego!

Borrego does not have this type of cactus, it is famous for the Ocotillo but I will paint those when I get there!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

SKYTRAIN COMMUTING

I am very pleased to announce that "The Commuter" is now hanging in the office of Amber Ogilvie, publisher and CEO of 24, the Vancouver daily paper, that so held the attention of my subject on her commute.


On a trip to Vancouver I took my camera on the Skytrain and snapped photos of the commuters. They did not seem to notice or mind, they may have thought that I was taking the scenes out the window.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Dancer



I am now in "The Figure" mode and am really enjoying the challenge of getting the proportions correct, not as easy as a piece of fruit or tree I must say! I am not certain that this will not get a few more layers of pastel as I see a few things I would like to change but this is pretty much close to being finished.

18" x 24" before framing

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Figure


Influenced by a workshop with Margaret Dyer, a pastellist whose work I have always admired. I have done a series of The Figure. Nine are started and these are completed.




Saturday, April 19, 2008

THE 'WINGS' SHOW



I took a photo in Borrego Springs in a Arbour that belonged to Dan the bike man, he was fixing my bike gears that got twisted on the trip down. His arbour had several hummingbird feeders hanging from the beams and I took a few photos while I was waiting for my bike!



UNDER THE ARBOUR

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

"WINGS" ART SHOW Everyone Welcome!



The Fort Langley Artists Group is having its opening show on May 10th at the Flagstop Gallery, the heritage CN Station at the corner of Glover & Mavis in Fort Langley. The theme is "WINGS".








LADY IN RED

So this is one of my entries. I hope that little ladybug is clear in this photo!




I am painting two more for this show and I hope everyone can come see the show on the 10th or anytime after!!

The Gallery is open weekends and the town of Fort Langley is fantastic. There is the new Martini Bar, what is not to like there! And there is a new "50's" diner that is calling my name! So many quaint shops and eateries to check out there!



UPDATE APRIL 12TH





ROOM WITH A VIEW





Here is the second entry. The photo that I used is from an artist's resource library, it was a photo of a bottle of wine and bread on this ledge and on which ledge I substituted my "WINGS", the pigeon! I think I much prefer Luigi the pigeon on this ledge to the wine bottle and bread! Should I have called it Luigi! I am open to a better name, email me any ideas! Cheers!