Svisdahl Homestead


“Svisdahl Homestead” 6″ x 8″ original oil on gallery wrapped canvas $80.00 CAN


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This is my latest “painting a day”. I took my kids for a walk in the stroller the other day, in the rain. This is one of the places on our walk. It is listed as a Heritage Site in Bella Coola, being one of the oldest existing farms from the old Norweigan settlers that first came to Bella Coola. The sky was really neat. Heavily overcast on one side, with the sun trying to peek through on the other. I thought I’d try to capture it, so here it is.

Salutation to the Sun


Salutation to the Sun ~ 6″ x 8″ original oil on gallery wrapped canvas $80.00 CAN


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I found the reference photo for this painting at ArtWanted.com. It’s by a photographer named Micheal Manning, and I would like to thank him profusely for allowing me to use his image as inspiration. I saw it and it made me laugh. It reminded me of doing yoga, these silly geese stretching their necks way out to the light. Anyways, it will be posted on ebay for sale by the end of this week, along with a few more new ones, and some old ones that I’m going to re-list.
Goodnight all.

October


October ~ “6” x 8″ original oil on gallery wrapped canvas $80.00 CAN


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So, I had a nice visit to Quesnel. I took lots of pictures of the incredible fall foliage, and this was one of them. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. It’s called “October.” I’ll be listing this one on ebay soon, so be sure to check out my auction.

I’m still not getting much sleep, trying to recover from the flu. I really want to paint more, but it’s just not happening.

To Sleep or to Paint?

Hi all, sorry, still posting only sporadically. That wasn’t my intention when I started this blog, but…Life has different ideas for us sometimes. My only time to do this is the evening, and my 17 month old daughter, bless her little heart, decided that she was no longer going to be weaned from her night feedings. So my last two months of sleep training, and my little taste of sleep lasting more than 4 consecutive hours, came to an end. She started waking up every single hour all night and the only thing that would get her to sleep was to nurse! Believe me, I tried not to give in, but sometimes sanity comes first! Anyways, that put a stop to any painting or posting.
So, we started all over the other night. Made her dad sleep with her all weeekend. She doesn’t act up half as much for him! We’re making some headway, so hopefully I’ll have some new paintings to show you soon. I’m itching to get that brush in my hand!
I’ll be away from my computer for about a week, taking a holiday, so maybe I’ll have time to paint then.
Ciao for now.