North and West (now in oils)

I have been working like to a champ to plow through these new oil paintings, and although none of the new north/west paintings are complete, I am too excited to not share the journey.   Since 2004 I have been painting in acrylics, trying to obtain the look and feel of oil, and it hasContinue reading “North and West (now in oils)”

New Canadian Landscape Series (in oils)

It feels so good to be out of my creative-rut. Although now I am being challenged in new ways. You may have read my last blog “Revival of the Arts” where I share my first (real) attempt with oil painting. Since then, I have started a new collection of 5 Canadian Landscapes (or 8 ifContinue reading “New Canadian Landscape Series (in oils)”

A Year In Review

One year ago, I held my first private art show “Two Days In Jasper.” It was a very small show, only 7 canvases (only 5 completed), quite experimental in my new style. The show gave me a positive push into 2016  when I received my first commissioned piece (along with 3 others this year). ItContinue reading “A Year In Review”

Canadian Landscapes

WELL. I’m struggling to start this blog entry. A week ago today, I returned from a 9 day trip across Canada. I have a friend who moved to Vancouver, so we drove her car out west and then I flew home. Holy memories! We have been friends for 27 years (we met when were 10Continue reading “Canadian Landscapes”

Georgian Bay

My goodness I have been blessed by Northern Ontario this year; Blessed by good friends who share their passion of this land with me. Without them I would never know these places existed! Since my last trip to the French River was rushed, I had to return to enjoy the company and inspiring view. WhenContinue reading “Georgian Bay”

Canadian Inspiration

LAWREN HARRIS TORONTO In June I saw the Harris Exhibit  at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Lawren Harris is my favourite painter from The Group of Seven. His crisp lines, cool blues, and his ability to capture the stark solitude of our Canadian (winter) Landscapes has captivated me since I learned about this artContinue reading “Canadian Inspiration”

Lake Superior

Since viewing Lawren Harris’ painting “Lake Superior, North Shore” at the National Gallery in 2004, I have wanted to travel there. Other than that painting I knew nothing of this land or lake. I now know Lake Superior is the largest, deepest and coldest body of fresh water in the world. When I compare LakeContinue reading “Lake Superior”