Thursday, December 31, 2009
MySpace Glitter Graphics
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I think I jinxed myself with the title of this one as it has gone through many, many phases, many of which I regretted, then I managed to push & pull things back around until I was happy with it. It has definitely been a learning experience and is much darker in color and mood than many of my portrait paintings.
Monday, December 28, 2009
I also have a painting that I started during a recent workshop I took with Kiff Holland which is about half completed that I will put at the top of the list. Kiff is an amazing artist and a really fun teacher. He uses very strong staining colors, gasp, yet when they dry they are so much lighter and blend into each other beautifully, well, when he does it anyway ;) I have not had a chance to play with staining colors much yet as have been so busy with exhibits and commissions since the workshop so I also plan to do some "serious" playing this week.
The painting is very different for me as the paint is very thick with strong rich colors. It is of a bowl of cherry's and the cool reflections that they make on the bowl.
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Monday, December 07, 2009
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
I got carried away with the fur and did not get around to darkening the background, maybe in the next update :)
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Many, many more layers to go!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Her outfit is nearly done, just a few more details and of course the red bow in her hair and a few shadows on her shoe. Last but not least her features, especially her eyes and lips, will be softened and highlights added for a more natural look. Coming down the homestretch!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
A more rosy glow has been added to her face and may be tweaked further but again I will wait until the background and hat have been finished to better judge the values.
The first layer of the background has been added and several more will be added to achieve a darker green at the top and slightly lighter green at the bottom near her sweater. Once the background has dried, I can then start on that red hat!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
The color of her eyes will be left for a bit until more of the skin tones have been built up. Now to put a rosy glow in those cheeks!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Masking fluid is still on her teeth and the highlights in her eyes so looks a little funny right now but hopefully in the next update it will look better. I will leave the grass for now and focus on her more.
Monday, November 09, 2009
I will be working on two portraits at the same time for drying reasons as mentioned above. For this portrait, click on the label below, suzanne to see only this portraits updates.
Inukshuks are made for many reasons, navigational, to mark a location out of respect, mark a good fishing spot, for a memorial or to mark migration routes. Whatever the meaning they always get my attention when I am out walking or roller blading along the water
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Thursday, November 05, 2009
The hanging is tomorrow afternoon so I could package everything up until midnight or so tonight technically, why do it now when I still have time to put it off ;)
This is a photo of Wendy Milne and myself taken by Paul vanPeenen of us holding our paintings that will be in the show. John did a wonderful write up for us in the Coquitlam Now, check it out.
Of course it got me in a bit of trouble as I don't think I said that art and my kids are my two fav things....I am SURE I said they are two of my fav things...ok I probably said they are my 2 fav things because my hubby is so obviously my fav thing....geez when it is in writing on the screen even I don't buy it ;) He always calls my art my lover so I guess he saw it coming ;)
Saturday, October 31, 2009
It is that time of year again and we are getting ready for next weekends 15th Annual Fall show with Art Focus. Myself, Wendy Milne and Louise Smith (front) are displaying some of the pieces that will be in the show.
Check out the full article by Sarah Payne from the Tri-City News Please join us at the Outlook for the opening reception on Friday night Nov 6 from 7-9pm. The will be wine and nibbles and many of the artists and friends will be at the show to visit.
Photo courtesy of Jennifer Gauthier
Friday, October 30, 2009
The top Canadian goose is taken with permission from a wonderful photo from Dan Star I love his photos, must be his engineering eye ;)
The goose from the bottom is taken with permission also from a photo from Yersinia's photos on Flicker. She also takes amazing photos and has a huge variety of photos ranging from architectural to nature.
I photo shopped the images together and call it "Ruffled Feathers". It can also be viewed on my website for my original artwork.
Monday, October 26, 2009
The opening reception will be held November 19 from 7-9pm. Wine and cheese will be served and many of the artists and friends will be there to chat. Check out Place des Arts website for hourse and address.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
This photo was takend by photographer Maryann Hendriks AFCA at the Turtle Island Gallerywhere my painting is hanging, just above the painting we are looking at ;) I will upload photos below of my painting that my hubby took. It is a really cool gallery with aboriginal art and sculptures.