Plein Air Painting

It has been a busy fall and I have been very neglectful of my blog, I suppose one can always find excuses for not posting but it comes right down to getting out of the habit. Why is it; that good habits are hard to keep and bad habits are hard to give up?

I have been painting and sketching throughout this time so I will post some of the things I have been doing. This year I started plein air painting and love it! I was able to go out 4 times.( would have liked to have done more) My two favorite things combined; painting and being outside.

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This was the end of May at Maxstone Curch. I took part in a workshop with instructor  Neil Jones.

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My July painting was out in the field on a day of  thundershowers  going through.

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This time was August and a hot 35 degrees and full on mosquito heaven. Standing at the end of Main Street in Assiniboia.




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This one was on November 1 by my yard and was a beautiful day for that time of year.



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Shurniak Art Gallery

Saskatchewan Roots Exhibition     July 22 – August 15

This is a themed exhibition of the artists who will be part of the Assiniboia Art Retreat August 10 – 15.

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Slough Weed – Acrylic, ink, graphite on a cradled wood panel

The Shurniak Art Gallery is located in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan and houses an international collection of artwork as well as rotating art exhbitions of local, provincial and national artists.

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Park Art July 1


ParkArt is held at the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery in beautiful Crescent Park.       July 1  from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. I will have some of my paintings and handmade books there with the Moose Jaw Art Guild booth.

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Open Studio Invitation

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Please consider this as your invitaion to come to the 6th Annual Open Studio where Anna is graciously hosting 17 members of the Moose Jaw Art Guild. There will be a wide variety of mediums to view and purchase, demonstrations and refreshments.

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‘Scapes” Moose Jaw Art Guild Group Exhibition

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As a member of the Moose Jaw Art Guild I would like to extend this invitation to anyone who will be in Moose Jaw Sask. between May 27 and July 4th to stop in and see the wonderful artwork. The exhibition is displayed downtown at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre. With 21 participants each artist has one piece of work displayed with thier concept of the word “Scapes” which proves to have very interesting interpretations.

If you would like to meet with the artists there will be an opening reception                  Saturday June 6th    2:00 – 4:00 pm.                                                                                            

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Painting demos

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These small paintings were done on recycled book covers and the pages of the book were adhered with matte medium as the base for the painting. The premiss for the demo was to be creative when it comes to painting; acrylics can be done on any surface and what better way than to recycle books and honor nature at the same time.

These paintings were done as demos for a class I taught at the Arts Gala at Riverview High School in Moose Jaw for high school kids from the region who were interested in the arts. They had 10 workshops in various genres to choose from that went on for the whole day.

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Slough Weed

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I found some dried up slough weed from last year still left on the side of the water, it had the appearance of being strong and elegant at the same time. I couldn’t resist the strong design elements.

They are on 8″ x 24″ wood cradled panels and is done with inks,conte and  graphite.

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Lilac Seed 4

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This is the last of the lilac seeds from the winter.Spring is here now so I want to start incorporating  some of the winter remains and the new buds that are starting to appear.  The sketch was also done on a recycled book cover with ink, graphite and acrylic paint.  3.5″ x 9″

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Lilac Seeds 3

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These Lilac Seeds are left on the trees throughout the winter, soon they will be gone as new leaf buds are starting to appear. The sketch was done on a recycled book cover with ink, graphite and acrylic paint.  3.5″ x 9″

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Seeds of Change 7

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This Maple Seed sketch is done on a recycled book cover with ink, graphite and acrylic paint.  3″ x 9.5″

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