Two Days In Jasper

Oh the joys of creation!

jasper 4 in series cropped

Preparing for a private art show has certainly given me the motivation needed to paint. I purchased 7 canvases in September, after my trip to Alberta, with the idea of a show in mind. I finally completed the four “mini” canvases this week (8×8 inches), but am still working on 3 larger paintings, and the show is less then 3 weeks away.

This has been a magical process for me; the first works of art I have ever created so organically. Each one takes on a life of it’s own, and although I have an idea in mind at the start, I am never sure how the ending will unfold- and I have never been happier with results. I believe without the expectation for the finished piece, it has made the process much more enjoyable. It’s an exploration, and wonderful learning experience as an artist.

The style that has resulted from this series has had wonderful feedback, and I even have a custom order in the works. This is something I would love to do more of in the future.

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Exploring New Styles

In 2013 I was preparing for an art show, and I stumbled across a new style of art for myself. I have always enjoyed clean crisp lines in art, and sometimes the most simple line drawings are my favourite. What I discovered, was the texture of lines that each brush stroke made in a painting, and decided to try emphasizing that by adding contrasting colour lines on top of the bottom layers of paint. This was the first result:

Exploring Lines with an unsteady hand!
Exploring with an unsteady hand!

The second result:

First series, becoming more defined.
First series, becoming more defined.

And now it has inspired a new series “Jasper: Two Days In The Rockies”

Stronger Lines
Stronger Lines

This was one of the final paintings from the second Jasper Series 2016:


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