Little Drummer Boy

Little Drummer Boy for Sketchbook Project
I’m finally back at it. Something about the looming deadline made it not fun for awhile! What a typical Taurus I am. Tell me I have to do something, and I run the other direction…lol! It’s also been pretty hectic with Christmas and parties and all that stuff. I tend to work best under pressure though…14 pictures in 15 days…I think I can do it!
I’m also competing in the Bold Brush Competition this month, with a few of my last paintings. Go to http://canvoo.com/boldbrush/painting/15714 and http://canvoo.com/boldbrush/painting/15707 to show your support by “liking” my paintings on the facebook tab. Thanks!!
Happy New Year!!

My Little Artist

“My Little Artist” 18 x 24 oil on canvas
$800.00

Here’s another fairly recent painting from my gallery show. Please excuse the horrible glare in the photo. It isn’t there in real life.
I caught Jacob in a beam of light through our big sliding glass windows, and I couldn’t resist painting the play of light and shadow. I also love to paint my children when they’re doing art, which is often!

Searching for Sand Dollars

Searching for Sand Dollars
12″x16″ oil on canvas

Yay! Blogger finally let me upload another picture!
My internet connection has been so bad lately that it hasn’t been working for the last three days. I can do simple stuff like google searches, but it doesn’t like Blogger, Hotmail, or Facebook.
So, this is a fairly recent picture of my daughter, Rhiannon, playing in the sand at Long Beach in Tofino. I’ve wanted to go to Tofino for years and years, and have always heard how amazing it was. Finally this year, we decided to take a road-trip down the West Coast of B.C. We took the ferry out of Bella Coola, and drove from Port Hardy down to Victoria. It was so beautiful! But when we got to Tofino, the weather was horrible! It was cold, and raining…The supposed miles and miles of beach were obscured by fog and rain. You could hardly seen ten feet in front of you! But it made for some great, moody photos, and the kids had fun anyways, as kids always seem to do.

Rhiannon and I

No new paintings to post today. I did get one finished last night, but not photographed. I’ll put it on tomorrow I guess. I just had a really great day with kids and friends today. It seems like I have so little time to just…do nothing. I mean, not cleaning, not cooking, not painting…just to be, socialize, play with my children.
My 4 year old son actually said to my husband today, “Dad, I talk to mom sometimes too, you know.”
LOL! My goodness…I really need to play more. I’ve been so focused on getting time to paint that I’ve been not playing with my little people enough, so today, and yesterday, we had fun. Here’s a painting I did a little while ago of my daughter and I, playing. My son was snapping pictures of us and he got a great one.