Fierce Blue ~ Kingfisher

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Fierce Blue ~ 6″ x 6″ oil on canvas covered hardboard. SOLD!

I am lucky enough to live near the ocean. Bella Coola is actually located right at the end of an inlet and instead of beaches, we have steep mountains plunging into the sea, much like the Fjords of Norway. It would explain why the Norwegians decided to settle here…it reminded them of home.

Anyways, every Sunday I go for a jog near the tide flats with my dog, and every Sunday I see this little guy, sitting on the telephone line, or diving like a torpedo into the water, hoping for a catch. I have yet to see him succeed, but I enjoy his acrobatics and his distinctive rattle  call.

This little painting is up for sale at DailyPaintworks starting at $49. The auction will go live Tuesday morning. Click here to bid. 

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White Bisons and Music Festivals

White Bison ~ 6″ x 6″ oil on hardboard panel
For sale starting July 31st on Daily Paintworks
I finally had a whole four hours to paint yesterday! What a concept! In the last month I’ve had a mural to complete, four farmer’s markets to make jewelry and baking for, three different sets of family visiting, three to four days a week at my “regular” job, and volunteering for the Art’s Council, plus two kids to take to swimming lessons every day, a cottage to rent out, three specialty cakes this week and a normal household to look after. Wow! Summer! We look forward to it all year, and then it goes by so fast that we feel like we missed all the beautiful weather. 
But a whole four hours to paint by myself, with nobody around, was bliss 🙂
Here’s one of the reasons you haven’t seen much of me in the last little while. But I’m done, and proud if I do say so myself! It looks much better in real life…the surrounding cedar walls give the whole thing a bit of an unpleasant yellow tone.
                               
Bella Coola Music Festival Mural 10 ft x 20 ft
(He will be sitting on a piece of crown moulding instead of floating in space when the new door is installed)