Monthly Archives: May 2011

‘Rustic Charm’

Upon spotting a photo of this arrangement on the front of a ‘fine arts’ book, I knew it was something I would paint.  The old vases and jug lead me to wonder about their origin.  How old are they?  Where were they found … Continue reading

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‘The Barrie Beaver Festival’ ?

I am pleased to annouce that I have been selected to be one of many artists, who will have the opportunity to paint a three foot high statue of a beaver for the upcoming ‘Barrie Beaver Festival’.   My design?  Stay … Continue reading

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‘Tranquility’

Having an admiration for rocks, trees, choppy waves rolling across a lake or anything in nature with a rugged textured surface, this was a good challenge for me.   Not only was this painting about a love of rocks, but somewhere I … Continue reading

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The Doubt Fades Away!

So much doubt!  I hear it all the time.  I can’t do this.  I thought it would be easier.  I want to start over.  But, I know a secret.  I know, that when the end of the class nears, the doubt … Continue reading

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A ‘Value’able Lesson

This class was all about ‘painting what you see’, by understanding values. Most people would paint this boot blue, but by studying every inch of the subject you realize that there are many ‘values’ of blue.  Once you understand that, simply … Continue reading

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‘Retired Workers’

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