Crazy Ravens Studio is about to depart on a new adventure! We sold our house back in November in preparation for Bruce finding a new administrative post. We had a cozy rental through the winter, with thanks to our lovely landlords but now, like the geese and swans, we are moving on.
We are relocating in New Denver, BC. I have been packing for weeks. I am anxious to get moved and start decorating my new house and learning about my new town. I owe so much to so many people in the East Kootenies. It was here that I became a working artist, something I had dreamed about for years. I hope I find as good friends and colleagues in the West Kootenies.
Throw caution to the wind and take a chance with color. This little painting never got much attention in it's previous life so it has been updated.
I toned down and changed the color of the background as it was in too much competition with the hen. The hen was a bit too literal so now she will be a match for my willow pattern dinner plates. I still like her determined attitude. Do you think she is going to cross the road?
If you are boycotting Hobby Lobby you may want
to know that
THERE IS A LIST OF COMPANIES THAT DO SUPPORT PLANNED PARENTHOOD.
They are: Adobe, AOL, Bank of America, Bayer, Chevron,
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Comic Relief, Eagles Clubs, Elks Clubs, Elton John AIDS Foundation, and
the Red Cross. Continuing members of the list of nonprofits that
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Society, Amnesty International, Audubon Society, Boys & Girls Clubs,
Camp Fire, Dr. Phil Foundation, Girl Scouts, Girls Inc., Human Rights
Watch, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Kiwanis Clubs, Leukemia &
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Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Paralyzed Veterans of
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This is an oil sketch I made a few years ago in a life drawing class. I liked the freshness of it. Painting in oils just brings home to me how much I dislike them. I find them hard to mix, they stink, they take forever to dry and I get the paint everywhere.
Once I started using acrylics, there was no looking back. They wash out (if you are quick) cleaning is a breeze, there is no noticeable smell and they dry in minutes. My kind of paint.
Dean Smale used to teach wonderful figure painting classes at Red Deer College. I miss him.
I am an acrylic painter exploring color and texture. I like horses, Canadian wildlife, old trucks, bold women, kind men, tequila and cashews. Most paintings are for sale. Contact me for prices and shipping if you are interested in purchasing a painting. And thanks for viewing my blog!