On Sunday, November 3rd, 2013, the Headwater's Art group hosted a figure drawing session in the new art space at Discovery Center in Canal Flats. We had 9 people attend from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Paula Cravens began the session with some instruction and examples for our group. We did exercises in 1, 2, 5 and 10 minute sketches. Participants used pencil, pen, cante, paint and charcoal. The afternoon sped by and before we knew it, it was time to bid our gracious model goodbye and enjoy a coffee and chat with colleagues. We plan to hold another figure drawing session in the new year and I will post the information here on my blog. Cheers!
I thought it fitting to post a photo of this poppy painting as we approach Remembrance Day. I will be sure to wear a poppy tomorrow while watching my son parade with his fellow cadets in Invermere, B.C. He will be proudly carrying a flag for the legion.
THANK YOU PAULA! Paula Cravens has been a driving force behind the development of the Headwaters Art Society's programs and beautiful new art space located in the Canal Flats Discovery Center. We are very fortunate to have had Paula as a mentor and friend. Paula has recently sold her home in Canal Flats and will call Radium home in the near future. We wanted to celebrate and thank her for her efforts, and so, this past Sunday, after a figure drawing session we broke out the bubbly and had a slice of cake. Cheers Paula!
Volunteer Poppies This beautiful poppy was the last flower to bloom in my yard this year. It volunteered to grow right along-side my driveway and so, we gave it ample space so that we could appreciate the large red flowers. I am thankful to the little bird or squirrel that happened to deliver these seeds to my yard.
Below are photos of my painting of the poppies before and after airbrushing the background.
A Foggy Morning "Earth,the shy bride in her veil, blushing endlessly... Cool breeze keep her veil from falling down, Beautiful she looks in her white gown" Excerpt from a poem by Morning Glory. allpoetry.com Photo of Kootenay River near Wasa, B.C.
THANK YOU.... to everyone who has supported me over the past year as I have prepared for my show at Pynelogs Cultural Center in Invermere, B.C. I enjoyed the opportunity to talk with friends and family last night, and to meet the other artists and patrons during the evening. My dear friend Violet came out from Calgary just to attend my opening reception. I hope you will stop by the gallery and peruse the artworks displayed there in this, the last show of the season. The exhibit remains open until Sunday the 29th of September, 2013. I have updated my "GALLERY" page here on my blog with the paintings from the show. Cheers and many thanks everyone!
During the winter I frequented a spot on the Kootenay River where an elk had fallen through the ice and drown. The elk’s remains provided a feast for the birds of prey in the area. This golden eagle had a great vantage point in order to keep watch over his precious food store.
Don't forget that my show at Pynelogs Cultural Center in Invermere begins on Tuesday, September 17th. I hope to share some wine and laughs with you on Wednesday, September 18th at the reception from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Cheers!
LOOKING FOR A POT OF GOLD We've had a lot of rain recently in our region. While I prefer the sun- shine to the clouds and rain, I do love the sunrises, sunsets, and rainbows that occur when our weather changes. I snapped this photo of a double rainbow last week. The Columbia wetlands are in the foreground. Cheers!
My husband and I recently had a week vacation on the beautiful Oregon coast.
I loved combing the beaches for shells, and my husband enjoyed flying a kite
along the shore. We had great seafood, and enjoyed many scenic hiking trails.
I tried to capture the sun setting over the ocean each night.
This past weekend I decided to set up
my own"Body Art Tattoo Parlor" on
my back deck. I used my airbrush and
my European body art paints to spray
these stencils onto my family and friends.
We had a lot of fun!
Acrylic Painting on Circular Saw This 3 foot saw was brought to me for a commissioned work. Below I have the photographs that I used as reference for this painting.
Mr. See owned a saw. And Mr. Soar owned a seesaw. Now, See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw Before Soar saw See, Which made Soar sore. Had Soar seen See's saw Before See sawed Soar's seesaw, See's saw would not have sawed Soar's seesaw. So See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw. But it was sad to see Soar so sore just because See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw