Red Poppies


I have been working many hours to ensure that my artwork is visible in may places on the internet. One such place is Fine Art America. I am sponsoring this page to see if it will indeed make my painting available on the first page of the search for Red Poppies. Won’t you help by…

Precious Little Creatures Bring Joy Always


I find that if I start to feel overwhelmed or blue it’s a signal that I need to switch up my thoughts which, in turn, alters my mood. One of my favorite audio recordings to listen to at those times is not jazz or dance music to change my mood…no, it’s listening to birds singing….

“Gratitude”


I remember my dad teaching us is to always be kind and caring, loving and compassionate, sharing and respectful.

Vessel of Light


I often ask myself, and I encourage you to ask the same, “am I being a vessel that bears light or darkness, love or hate, peace or fear, health or disease?

Keeping My Promise


It’s a great day (well it is after 8 now so I guess it’s night). But I am keeping my promise to write or share something every week. Today I quickly share what I am working on. This painting is a 36 x 48 inch oil painting on canvas. There is still quite a bit…

Photography & Paint


Oh my it has been a long time since I posted on here…it kind of feels like being away from home…have I bitten off more than I can chew? I don’t think so, I think it is just a matter of getting into a flow and I am certain that will happen soon. Today I…

Wallpaper Paintings


As long as I can remember I have absolutely loved different types of papers, textures, cards and books. When I was younger I would spend as much time as I was able to inside the store looking at and touching all of the greeting cards. While I was attending Art College one of my favorite…

Commissioned


I’ve heard many artists say that they “don’t like commissions” but for me, it has become a huge welcome. A commission is not just money in the bank, it is an awesome opportunity to connect with people, it is also a chance to be challenged to create something that someone else wants. I love the…

Loose & Quick


There will be more daily quick and loose works coming soon; I intend on making this a daily practice to improve my skills. Plein Aire season is starting so that will be a good motivator. This weekend I will be painting live at Airdrie Alberta, Genesis Place Gymnasium with the Airdrie Arts Society for “ARTWARS”…

A Pseudo-Graffiti Painting and a Video


Do you all remember the post I made about painting a large profile photo of a client? Well I finally took the time to make a video about BOTH the painting and the photo session. This gives you an idea of what I was talking about. Enjoy….BTW I LOVE your feedback. Thanks for taking time…

Red Blouse


My latest portrait is titled Red Blouse. What I so love about this painting is that the red from the blouse has reflected onto my model (Cheryl) not only under her chin, but also the lower lip, the nose and eyes. This was so appealing to me and I am very happy with the results….

Helping Children Escape…or is it Discovering Life?


I love children. I have my children who are all grown up now, and my grandchildren plus a new baby granddaughter on the way and I am happy about that. When the last of my 5 children were younger I decided that I needed to home school them for various reasons. The sheer joy I…