July 31, 2013

Water's Edge, 20x16 oil

Water's Edge, 20x16 oil

There's nothing like walking on the beach at the end of the day, with the sun setting and the shadows going on forever.  You can see a few sailboats as they head into shore, and although you may not be on vacation, you feel as though you are enjoying a little bit of paradise so close to home.

July 24, 2013

Hostas in Bloom, 10x8 oil

Hostas in Bloom, 10x8 oil
I was so excited to finally have the opportunity to get out of my studio to paint en plein air, that I couldn't decide where to go.  The options are endless on a gorgeous summer day.  I finally ended up at the Royal Botanical Gardens and was attracted to this bed of hostas with the crooked trees behind them.

July 22, 2013

Footnotes Reception

The reception for my ongoing show, Footnotes, was not only successful, but a lot of fun! Despite the soaring temperature, the gallery was full of people.  It was truly a family affair with Andy, my husband playing his tunes outside under the tent while my daughters were serving wine to friends and family.  A huge thank you to Teresa Seaton for inviting me into her gallery!

July 16, 2013

Full Stop, 8x8 oil SOLD

Full Stop, 8x8 oil
Skateboarding could be a theme for an entire series of paintings.  At the moment though, this will be the last skateboarding painting, and probably the last painting to add to my upcoming show starting this Thursday.  I'm really enjoying this foot theme though, (there are so many possibilities), so this won't be the last 'foot' painting! 

July 11, 2013

Need for Speed, 24x12 oil SOLD

Need for Speed, 24x12 oil
Sometimes walking just isn't an option, especially when you have a set of wheels! Being able to get to your destination with a breeze in your face is the ideal way to travel on a sizzling hot summer day.  I have never tried skateboarding, but it looks like a great way to travel.  You don't have to find a parking spot for it or worry about locking it up, you just pick it up and carry it.

July 08, 2013

After the Recital, 12x12 oil SOLD

After the Recital, 12x12 oil
I love to see the items that create the art, especially for dance. When seen during the performance, the costume and shoes become part of the dancer, transforming her into something imagined.  After the recital, these items seem to be ghosts of their former self.  Unanimated, seemingly to be waiting for the next magical time when they will dance again.

July 03, 2013

Invitation to my Show!

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Here you are! I'd like to invite you to the reception for my upcoming show on July 18. 
I am working away getting ready, and hope to see you there!

July 01, 2013

June Paintings 2013

June Paintings 2013
Happy July!  Happy Canada Day!
I'm looking forward to another month of painting and my upcoming show, 'Footnotes'. The opening reception will be on July 18. I'll post the invitation soon.
Have a wonderful day and enjoy the festivities!