Wednesday, 29 August 2012


I thought I would post these photos of
bottles that I etched scenes on. I
photographed the bottle on the window
sill on my deck so that the sunlight would
make it easier to see the etching. I like to
collect colored bottles and bottles that
have unique shapes. I use a clear shelf liner
to adhere to the bottle and then cut my
scene out with a utility knife. I then make
sure that the exposed areas are clean from
any adhesive. If adhesive is left on the glass
then the etching will be compromised. I use
an old brush to apply the Armour Etch.
I try to make sure that my brush strokes
flow in the same direction throughout the
scene. Armour Etch is very strong smelling.
I suggest using a mask, gloves and safety
glasses in a well ventilated area. After a few
minutes the acid can be rinsed off the glass. Remove the liner, wash
the remaining adhesive off the glass and dry. VOILA!
Your etching is revealed!

Sunday, 19 August 2012

The Method for The Monarch
This slide show will give you a glimpse of the techniques that
I use to achieve correct proportions and detail. I was fortunate to learn
these strategies from Terry Isaac in October of 2011 during a week long
workshop. I am excited to be participating in an advanced workshop this
fall with Terry in his gallery in Penticton, B.C. Happy Painting Everyone!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Commissioned Painting

11 x 14 Acrylic on Canvas

Friends of mine commissioned this piece as a wedding gift
for some close friends of theirs. This summer cabin can be seen from
Bighorn Sheep Lane at Eagles Nest Estates, north of Canal Flats
on the south-east side of Columbia Lake.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Arts On The Edge Gala
Friday, August 10th - 7pm - 10pm
Centre 64
My husband Mathieu and I are off to the gala tonight in Kimberley.
Live entertainment, appetizers and of course great art!
If you are in the valley this weekend you can see my art in
Fernie Arts Co-Op, 572 2nd Ave Fernie,
Centre 64, 64 Deer Park Ave Kimberley,
Civic Centre in Canal Flats, 8911 Dunn Street
where I will have multiple prints and art cards to choose from.
Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

"Yellow Jackets And Petals"
6 x 9 Acrylic on Hardboard
Limited Edition Prints Available

This is the second painting in a series of three.
These busy little guys demand respect and a
safe distance from admirers like me!
I will have the originals as well as my first canvas prints
available this weekend at the art show in Canal Flats
at the Civic Centre, 8911 Dunn St.
Canal Flats, B.C.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

"Gaillardia Guardian"

6 x 9 Acrylic on Hardboard
Limited Edition Prints Available

            I  have a fascination with insects
especially when they are settled on flowers
and are focused on anything other than me!