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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Winter Weed Seed 3

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I’m still not sure what weed this is but I think it may have been a small daisy type of flower.

This is also done on a 6″ x 6″wood panel box using acrylic paint, pencil, pen and conte.

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Winter Seeds – Lilac Tree 2

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Another painting done of the lilac seeds, also on the wood cradled panel 12″x 16″

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Winter Seeds -Lilac Tree

2015-02-24 10.23.11

These are the seeds from my Lilac trees, which I found to have a lacy and delicate look to them once I started sketching them.

This was done a on wood cradled panel with acrylic, liquid graphite, ink and conte. 12″x16″

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Winter Weed Seeds 2

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Another sketch done on a 6″ x 6″wood panel box following the theme of winter seeds/ weeds.

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Winter Weed Seed

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As  I look at some of the weeds sticking out from the snow I am taken with the simplicity of what has lasted throughout the winter, waiting for spring to release its seeds to start again. This sketch was done on a recylcled book cover with acrylic inks, graphite and pen.

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