Saturday, 7 December 2013

Been away way to long

I have spent most of my summer and fall in Calgary caring for an ill parent, and now I am ready to work or should I say play.
Good Art is work and playing is what you need to do. You need to put in the hours to get good at it. They say practice makes perfect or should I say, " practice practice practice and you will see growth".
Working on a few large paintings now somewhat out of my comfort zone but occasionally I surprise myself. The more I plan the better the execution.
 I plan in my sleep. I swear I can plan a whole painting and finish it before I get up. What a great feeling. No wonder people say I paint fast, I can already see it finished in my head.
Shortly I will post photos

Sunday, 10 November 2013

A fresh start

I have been away all summer. I even missed the opening of the "Sooke Fine Art Show" but I was thrilled when my painting found a new home so quickly. I am charged now and ready to go.
Soon there will be lots more paintings to view. I need to work harder then ever while I can, as I may need some surgery soon. Please "Check back soon".

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

The power of sketching

I have taken a bit of a break from painting as I am recovering a bit. That means more play time with my sketch pad. I have actually completed a few future paintings in my sketch pad.

As sometimes a subject is so powerful to me I will just do thumb nails then go for it...and let the painting take on a life of its own separate from the original source.

Next week back at the easel, I can't wait!


You don't need to be at the easel to create art. 


Saturday, 29 June 2013

Sooke Fine Arts 2013

I am going to be in the "Sooke Fine Art Show"
Purchasers preview July 25
Show July 26 to August 5

More info on show here

Look for my painting at the show.