Saturday, January 21, 2017


Yesterday, I felt sick and sad but not today. Let the resistance movement begin. Way to go, Women's March on Washington. Your friends in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna BC are supporting you in Canada.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Recommended workshops

If anyone can recommend a painting workshop in 2017, (date must be later than June) I would like to hear of it. I like figure painting and abstract. I have taken workshops with Robert Burridge and Ted Nuttall, so I would like to try someone else. Please leave a comment. Thanks,

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Don't just stand there, do something....

Support the Women's March on Washington. I am unable to get to one of the marches because of the weather and our remote area, but I donated to the cause.

Go here, see how:

Friday, September 23, 2016

In Nakusp...

 First you ink up your plate and add your printing material.

 You place your paper over the plate, rub and make your first print

 You remove your material, place a piece of paper down and make your "ghost" print

 Then you play and continue to add colors and layers.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Columbia Basin Culture Tour 2016

 I decided to show with the Slocan Valley Community Arts Council group at the Crescent Valley hall this year. Last year, I had open house and only had 12 people drop in.

There were several artists showing at the hall. We had over 200 people visit over the 2 days.

 We shared information and techniques. I made several contacts for future sales and classes.

 It was lovely having other artists to talk to.

I look forward to repeating the experience next year. Thanks Columbia Basin Culture Tour.

Friday, August 5, 2016


Blue Moon
12x12 acrylic collage

First I made a large painting along this theme for my living room. So I decided to try a small one. I kinda like it.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The difference a day makes

So I have been playing around with the Burridge color wheel and inspired by some old kids in clown outfit photos. I got to this stage and the painting was just not working for me. I kept coming back and futzing with the background but it just wouldn't work. I have found that that usually means either 
a) paint over it and start again
b) do something drastic with paint and see what happens

 Maud's clown costume
I changed the red to yellow and everything worked a lot better!