Fall Slough

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This past fall was filled with glorious colors in the most unglorious places such as the ordinary ditches and sloughs that are so commonplace. However the colors of the vegetation were not so commonplace. Its so amazing how nature tranforms throughout the year.

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back to sketching


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I’m back to sketching again, my studio space is getting finished properly now with real walls and all. So studio painting is shut down for awhile again. I will get out and do some plein air painting though now that spring is in the air.

These were small clover weeds of some sort that I had found in the fall and saved they dried up nicely enough to still sketch.

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Gallery Twenty Four

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Praire Slough 16″ x 20″ Acrylic

I will be part of a Pop Up art Show and Sale this upcoming weekend. This is one of the more recent paintings I”ve done and will be at the show. Color has been the focus for this series mostly inspired by the workshop I took with David Langivine and the wonderful rich colors last fall that were in the ditches and sloughs.

Gallery Twenty Four

March 4  12:00 – 9:00  Wine & Cheese 7:00 – 9:00 pm                                                                           March 5. 10:00 – 5:00  Coffee & Dainties available all day

332 Centre St. Assiniboia, Sask.

Hosted by the Assiniboia and District Arts Council

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These are just a couple of practice paintings I was working on to try a different color palette. I took a course with David Langivine and he used  color to its full extent so I have been trying to get my colors more vibrant. His paintings are so vibrant and lucious with color.

These are the onions from my garden they are still as good as when I brought them in.

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I sprouted some peas for a salad and thought they had some interesting qualities so then I decided to sketch them. I took those sketches and transfered them into a painting.

To me they reminded me of musical notes, thus visually depiciting the secret language of plants. I have been reading a book called “The Secret Life of Plants” by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. They talk about different experiments and cases where plants respond to stimuli in all forms.  By using touch , sound , smell, thoughts etc. the plants have responded/reacted in one way or another.

10″ x 16″ on wood panel painted with acrylic and ink

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flower power

These are from a class I took last fall with Cecelia Elizabeth on Alcohol Ink on tile. It is a fun relaxing way to paint or it can drive you crazy! The vibrant colors are so juicy and exciting its hard not to want to keep painting with them.This is the kind of  painting where one has to let go of control and go with the flow. Not always an easy thing to do for a detail oriented person like me.

They are done on 4″ x 4″ceramic tiles.

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I picked these rosehips while walking at the lake last summer. The deep red instantly caught my eye amongst the dried up grasses. I also have random thoughts written in the background.

This one is done on a 12″ x 16″ cradled panel.

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Wild Sunflower

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This is another painting I did also on the cradled wood panel (12″ x16″) I was taken with the strength and elegance of the sunflower all dried up, gone to seed and still standing during the winter season.

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Goats Beard

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I love walking along the country roads, through the hills, in the fields;  exploring . The ebb and flow of the seasons always create new things to see from spring to winter. The seeds, like our thoughts, float onward in the wind to form new creations.

The text is representative of my free flowing thoughts as I walk and appreciate all the small treasures nature has to offer. This is part of the ongoing series of Weeds and Seeds that I have been working on.

This painitng is done on a wood cradled panel and is acrylic, in  and graphite.

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Prairie Rock 3

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This is one of the acrylic paintings that I did at the Assiniboia Artist Retreat in August. It is a typical rock in our area that sits on the top of the hills.

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