Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Marley - 16x16", acrylic ... SOLD ...

Here's a gorgeous old boy - Marley. Getting a little bit grey around the muzzle and scruff. Still going strong though!

Tomorrow we are off to Ajax, Ontario for the next three weeks to visit my boyfriend's family and friends. I have packed some painting supplies to bring with me, in the hopes that I will have some downtime. Our first week there is pretty booked up with lots of visits and fun stuff! Hopefully there will be loads of snow for us to play in, we are bringing our snowshoes and cross country skiis. If (when!) I do get a chance to paint, I'll post it for you to see.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

View of Heaven

View of Heaven - 20x24", acrylic ... SOLD ...

Unlike most of my others, I textured this painting first with acrylic gel medium, following the lines of my drawing. Then I employed numerous glazes on top of this. It's a technique I learned from artist David Langevin in a workshop I took from him last fall. I haven't done a ton of this style of painting, mainly because they just don't have my "signature" look (since I tend to paint in an impressionistic style with opaque paint). But I'm sure I'll do more as I just love the look of them. This painting sold this past weekend at my art show.

The title is a play on words: "View of Heaven" could mean it's a heavenly looking view, but really it's looking at a distant ski run on Blackcomb mountain called "Seventh Heaven"...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Unique Art Show

Valley Trail View - 12x12", acrylic ... SOLD ...

Yesterday some friends and I put on a "Unique Art Show & Sale". It was in intimate 4-artist show out of my friend's gorgeous home in Victoria. We had a ton of people show up to do some shopping and socializing while enjoying wine and chocolates ... I love these type of small intimate events. They are so much fun. I sold quite a few of my small paintings, including this one, which happens to be one of my favourites. I am happy to report it has found a very good home!