Wednesday, July 23, 2008


We have travelled along old route 66 a few time in our travels and we always stop in Seligman. The town trades heavily on the fact that they are on the historic road and there are several noteworthy tourist traps. Bruce had to indulge an ice cream fix here. I love the car, but I especially like the "Sorry, We're Open" sign. They also advertise dead chicken for sale. Must be a roadkill joke.

Monday, July 21, 2008


My girls and I stopped in Hope BC to check out the totem pole park and the gazebo. When I asked them to pose they assumed the flying birdman posture. I have always loved this photo, it makes me giggle. It also makes me think of the big UFO in "Encounters of the Third Kind" hence the title "Aliens".

I am desperately trying to get this painting and another ready to drop off for a show tomorrow! How do I always manage to run out of time!?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Moon Woman

This is another painting I made while at Red Deer Summer Art Series. I must say they have great models.

I am getting ready to go to Whidbey Island to take a workshop with Donna Howell-Sickles. I'm quite excited. I'm also looking forward to the drive through Washington. I could be a nomad so easily. I want one of those beautiful gypsy wagons!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

"King" David

I made this painting in class and donated it for a fundraising silent auction for Red Deer to raise money for a scholarship fund for the Series Summer classes. I am hoping to get a scholarship to attend down the road! I liked the imperious air he put on. I thought he resembled a ceasar.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Behind the eight ball

I can't believe it is mid-July! I have to get two paintings and one art shack pretty well constructed in the next 10 days. Argh.

I just got back from a week's class in Red Deer, always time well spent at their summer series art sessions.

This is an oil painting I made. (I hate oil!)
Bev Tosh taught the class and showed us how to put on a dark ground and then rub back into the ground to establish our values. She just used paint straight from the tube, no mucking with solvents!! Lastly, you lay in your color. I donated the painting for fund-raising for the college. There was no way I was going to try to rassle that big wet painting all the way back to the Flats. I got oil paint on my good purse as it was ( plus my clothes).