Monday, February 18, 2008


I liked how there were different colors showing through the top tattered coat of white paint.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Flower Girl

This is based on a photo of my daughter Morgan working at the flower shop. I hope she likes it.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Autumn Path

This is a little pastel I made in the Susan Woolgar class. I am going to try to cut a matt for it and put it in one of my 16x20 metal frames. I wish pastel wasn't so fragile and dirty.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Chicks with Sticks 1 (1938)

I based this painting on a photo I saw in the Valley Pioneer, the local newspaper. I learned to enjoy hockey when my youngest daughter joined a team a few years back. I admired the toughness and speed of those young girls as they zipped and fell on the ice. And I'll admit I cried with pride when the Canadian women's hockey team took gold at the last olympics.

The girls in the photo were a team in Invermere in 1938. I believe the gal on the left would have been Doreen Lamond, a fiesty young woman who became an intriguing figure as she grew. If I understood her correctly, Doreen followed her husband to England in WW2 when so many people were fleeing the country. I can't decide if that was a lack of imagination or a surplus of spunk!

Friday, February 8, 2008

The Ice Maiden's Heart began to Melt

I love glitter. It's fun working on these little heart collages. However, I am supposed to have three paintings ready for a show on Sunday and as usual, I am way behind the eightball. There are so many things wrong with this painting I am about to stall out. Hopefully, I will pull it together. I have decided to change the color scheme and possibly the approach. I'll know as soon as I put the faces in which I hope to do tout suite!!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

workshop sketch

I spent the weekend taking a workshop with Susan Woolgar. She showed us three different ways to make underpaintings under pastels. This isn't too sucessful but it's the best shot of my own work so it gets posted.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Another day, another heart

Today I'm painting the dining room an incredible scarlet poppy color. I have to scurry to get two paintings done for the Feb. show in Cranbrook.