Saturday, May 30, 2009

Back from Victoria

I'm back...after a week in beautiful Victoria with my terrific daughters. I've got some new inspiring photos and I'm ready to paint!!The image is "the girl with the pearl" earring by a street busker.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Imagery meets Narrative

Jessica Gowling developed this show. Each participant was sent a print that had information about the show and how to proceed. The print text was included as part of the artwork. Ms. Gowling then collected and held a show of these works inCalgary. She has a second show happening at Pynelogs beginning May 26. I am looking forward to viewing the works ( some 25-30 pieces.

Jessica also made a book of the exhibit on Blurb. What a cool site!! I want to make my own art books and perhaps a history of my parents.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Edith at the Beach

In the midst of gardening and house spring cleaning, I am still trying to get painting done.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


This is the piece of art I indulged myself with from Wings Over the Rockies. Casja Fredin (I hope I am spelling this right, her signature is difficult to read) makes wonderful wood and metal assemblages. I was still kicking myself for not buying the big piece that she had at Pynelogs last year. But I brought this little object home!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Mother's Day

This was how I spent my Mother's Day morning...hiking with my nordic pole walking group. They're a speedy bunch. I usually bring up the rear, panting all the way.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The island house

I went back and added some reds to this painting. It warmed it up considerably. I have to say that this one was definetly a learning experience!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

How I spent my weekend

I helped Bruce with his home show event on Friday night and saturday.

For anyone that does not know, Bruce's business is Headwaters Development Consulting. He helps people to make applications if they want to subdivide, rezone or just split a lot off of their property. He discovered that 20 years as an approving officer for municipalities made him uniquely qualifed for the business.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wings Over the Rockies Hat 2009

We had a great reception for a terrific show at Pynelogs last Friday. It was a fine mix of paintings, photos, sculpture and pottery. This was my "Wings" hat this year.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Canal Walk

I've been too busy with other things to get painting done. Argh!

Bruce and I lead a small group of people to see the old canal that Canal Flats is named for. It was part of the "Wings over the Rockies" festival. We had a close-up flyby by a pair of handsome ospreys. Beautiful warm spring weather.

I decided to get some garden work done because the rest of the week is forecast cold and rainy and that will be a good time to paint!