Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love” 20″x24″ oil on canvas NFS

Here’s the companion piece to “A Walk on the Beach”. My lovely children, Rhiannon and Jacob in a beautiful, brother/sister moment:) I can’t bear to part with this one, so it won’t be for sale.
I have many new paintings to post, and a huge “masterpiece” to start soon, so check back often.
I’ll be posting “in progress” pictures for the “masterpiece”. I’m calling it that because it’s large, and because I think that to date, it will be the most challenging painting that I’ve ever attempted. I’ve done a few landscapes, and a few buildings, and you all know that I love to paint people, but this piece has it all.
Well, back to the drawing board….
Ciao!

mother and child, beach painting

A Walk on the Beach – Tofino, 24″ x 48″ oil on canvas $2,000

Hi all, I’m back!! Yay! We finally have had our internet issues resolved, hopefully this time for good, so I will be much better at posting now. Ever since we got back from holidays, we’ve been on dial-up (and very slow dial-up at that) which made it virtually impossible to upload any artwork. I was also painting like crazy for my show, which is currently being shown at the Station House Gallery. Now that it is up, I feel like it’s okay to unveil some of the new paintings that are for sale there. If anyone is interested, please contact me at tahirih_camelle@hotmail.com.
Bye for now.

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.

In Pursuit of the Perfect Wave


~In Pursuit of the Perfect Wave~ 16″ x 16″ original oil on canvas $400.00

This is a horrible photo of this painting! The colors are off, and the big white glare in the middle doesn’t exist, it’s from the light in the room. I can’t get a good picture because I can’t remember the last day that it didn’t rain here! I finished this painting last night, and I really wanted to post it, so this photo is temporary, until I get a good day.
It’s quite a bit larger than anything I’ve painted lately, but I really felt like I needed to breathe…take a break from the mini paintings and stretch my painting arm! How can you tell it’s winter?…I’m painting beach scenes! I’m dreaming of the ocean, the sun and holidays! I can’t wait till January.
This was from a black and white photograph that my sister took at Long Beach in Tofino, B.C. Check out more of her photography at www.ArtWanted.com/Karie.
TIP: For photographing your artwork, the best light is outdoors on a slightly overcast day. It gives a soft, even light which doesn’t seem to affect the colors as much as trying to shoot indoors, under artificial light. Put your painting on a flat, even surface, or hang it on a wall. I usually try to zoom as much of the painting into the frame as possible, then crop it in photoshop to get clean edges.