Going Away

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Going Away ~ 6″ x 6″ oil on board

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It’s getting colder…and colder…the frost hasn’t left my yard in three days, and the wood stove has been burning furiously, trying to keep the chill off my new home.  Did I tell you we moved? It is a lovely house that my husband built with his dad about 35 years ago. It’s big and solid and cozy with three bedrooms and two fireplaces and lots of quirky artistic details. I think his dad was a closet artist 😉 Much too manly to admit it, but when I look at some of the love and attention to detail in this house, I can tell, although I never knew him.
Nevertheless, when the weather gets colder, all I can think about is travelling. Years ago I found this image on flickr and fell in love…I promptly emailed the photographer HaoJan Chang, who graciously gave me permission. When I see this, I’m filled with longing, expectation, excitement…all of the emotions that an upcoming trip can bring…it’s a perfect image for how I’m feeling lately and I just had to capture it in paint. 

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen--12″ x 16″ oil on canvas
I’m so excited! I entered this painting which some of you have probably already seen, in the regional juried arts competition, and it was accepted! Yay! So it will travel around B.C. for a while, visiting other galleries, and hopefully gaining me a bit of exposure. 
Also, I’ve entered it into the BoldBrush painting competition, too, and I know that this is a bit of a shameless plug, but, if you do like it, would you be so kind as to follow this link:
and click on the little thumbs up symbol that says “like” on it? Thanks, oh, and here’s a new painting for you, too. I had some fun with cadmium yellow medium, really thick paint and a palette knife. Click on it to make it bigger:)
Sunset Cows – “11 x 14″oil on masonite panel $550.00 
I found it different to paint on such a hard, slick surface. It was kind of an exercise for myself in thick paint, and painting fast. I was trying to catch that elusive inspiration by not allowing myself time to think. It turned out okay, but I think the drawing is off a bit. Anyways, it was fun, and I’m mostly happy with it.

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.