Saturday, 25 January 2014

The Silence is Deafening!
For the past two Sundays the Headwater's Art Group has been meeting in
our space at the Discovery Center here in Canal Flats. We have been bringing
our own projects to work on. At times the room is quite noisy with multiple 
conversations occurring at the same time. At other times you can hear a pin
drop! I remembered this poster that I had seen and have pinned to my art
board on pinterest. I plan to bring it to our drop in session tomorrow.
Join us from 1pm to 4pm, for drop in session, Sunday, Jan. 26th.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Popular Poplars!
I have noticed that poplar trees (aspen) have been quite a popular subject for  
artists and collectors over the past year.  I'd thought about trying my hand at a 
painting of the deciduous trees with their foliage in different golden hues but hadn't 
found a particular scene that inspired me until I saw this view (photo reference) while 
out for an afternoon drive with my family. The stark white and black of the poplar's 
bark and branches creates a vivid and striking variance in a composition. 
The acrylic painting below, which I just started this past week, is on a 12" x 24" 
canvas. This past autumn I photographed a beautiful stand of poplar trees in their 
brilliant yellow foliage. The photograph that I am using as a reference is actually the 
result of two photos that I have merged using program on my computer.

Reference Photo

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

A painting inspired by my golden retriever who 
never seems to tire of his favourite game.
6" x 12" Acrylic on Hardboard

Monday, 6 January 2014

 "Ain't no cure for the summer time blues"

Happy New Years! Can we get the groundhog out and get on with
the business of spring now please?

This is a photo of my dog Max retrieving a stick this past summer. 
I like the contrast of his golden fur against the blue/green colours
in the water. My family spends a lot of time along the Kootenay River 
with our dog each summer. I figure if I can't be on a warm beach
right now, I will at least paint a scene from one. Cheers!