The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen ~ 12″ x 16″ oil on canvas
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Another one of my daughter, Rhiannon, lol! I just can’t stop painting my kids:)  
We went for a walk in Saloompt Forest Trails the other day. It was a beautiful sunny day, and the sun was filtering down through the gorgeous, old growth cedar trees.  It is really beautiful there, but it got quite messed up from the flood in September. A lot of debris everywhere. My husband snapped the photo for this and I was immediately taken by it. Her expression is mysterious, like the forest, and the dappled sun on snow was so eye-catching. I just had to paint it! Finally…I painted this one loose enough! YAY! I did it, I did it…Hooray! I love this painting, what can I say!
It looks way better in real life, and of course better bigger…click on the image for a larger view.
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Watching Go Diego Go

Just a little something from this morning:) My daughter stays home from pre-school on Mondays, and she loves Dora and Diego…an opportunity to get her to sit still. and I love this pose…especially the feet:)
I decided to overcome my fear of drawing in ink, and grabbed a ballpoint for this one. ( A blotchy ballpoint at that!)  Consequently, neither image looks anything like her. She was quite unhappy with her face in the first one (she loves to pose, but she’s quite the critic) so i tried another…it doesn’t look much like her either…she wrinkled her nose at it, and didn’t say a word. Attitude! LOL!!  It does look a lot like me, though…I guess a few little glitches shows up the family resemblance.
I almost have another travel sketch ready, and I’m posting a bunch of ACEO’s that I’ve been really busy with the last few days, too. They’ll be active on ebay tonight…
Cheers, all!

Good Morning, Sunshine

Good Morning Sunshine — for the sketchbook project
She’s actually staring out the big sliding windows in our kitchen, into the rising sun. We have a gorgeus mountain view, and it was glowing pink on the snow. Just gorgeous! I’m going paint this one of these days, because the light is amazing. Actually, I did start out trying to paint this for the sketchbook, but you don’t want to see it! I totally blew it on the right hand side, and had to rip it out and start over. I thought for time, and safety’s sake, I would stick to a pencil drawing.

My Little Artist

                                                     My Little Artist — Sketchbook Project

My little darling Rhiannon, from life this morning after breakfast. As soon as she sees me sketching she jumps up to get her crafty stuff. She has to be creative if I am…I love it:) Except she cut a piece of construction paper into at least a million tiny little pieces today, which I had to clean off the floor…oh well, it’s worth watching her enthusiasm, and also, it’s a way to get her to sit in one place for a while, if not totally still.

It wasn’t Me!?

“It Wasn’t Me!”

This is my daughter, shooting me a bit of a dirty look for some reason or another. She’s probably getting sick of me following her around with the camera:) I love to paint my children. I love to paint all children, actually. The are so free, so unconcerned with how they look. With children you’re always getting their “real” personality, no cover up for the camera.
And I have news! Real news, good news! I got a show, at a real gallery, with an opening reception, and wine and cheese! So for any local B.C.ers, it will be at the Station House Gallery for the month of April. Stop by and have a peek. This painting will be included, but I’m not going to show you any more, it will be a surprise till after the show.