Sunday, June 24, 2018

Whimsical Houses

I have had so much fun carving whimsical houses out of cottonwood bark after taking a great class from Paul Perron. This is the house created in that class; entrance to the house can be via the "steps" up the front, or by going up the stairs under the house to come out the other side to some stairs going up the side. 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Avocado Pit

I truly think that I would become very bored if I were to do the same thing all the time. You know over and over and over ..... would become work. And my brain keeps coming up with new things. This "lucky" avocado pit was one of my latest brainwaves ....... and even if I say so myself - he sure is cute!

The first few that I did I had tried to carve the pit while it was still somewhat soft. Works much better if the pit is hard - the carving knife doesn't get pulled to a place I don't want it to go. I have been using the pits that split to make pendants.

Baked Abstracts

More experimenting new last fall - poured acrylics.

Funny thing is that I was dong them at the last minute to be included in the show with The Saskatoon Painters and they weren't drying as quickly as I had thought that they should. In fact, they were not going to dry in time for the show.

It was a real problem. If I were to put them in front of a fan the paint would move. But I finally figured out what to do; I set my oven on as low as it would go and dried them there.

So, I happily call these my "baked" abstracts.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Felted Sculpture

Trying something new - yet again. I got some felting kits to try it out with my grandchildren. But it has been so much fun and is so relaxing that I have been doing more. Started out doing some ladybugs. Then moved on to a penguin - a word of advice - DO NOT LEAVE ANYWHERE WHERE A DOG MAY FIND IT .... my penguin put up a hard fight, but ultimately lost. This is my next felting attempt - a little barn owl.  

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Canada's Gray Jay

This little painting that is framed to 8x9" will be going in to the Reflections of Nature Show's Canada 150 Display of Canada's Gray Jay from October 27 - 29 at Prairieland Park, Hall C in Saskatoon. Painted in acrylic.

Canada's Gray Jay - $75
Framed to 8x9"

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"Dry Noon"

I thought that I had posted this painting when I had finished it a long time ago. But obviously not.

This is an acrylic piece done on tea & coffee stained water colour paper. Once I was finished painting it I bravely burned the edges to give a more "aged" look.

It is mounted in a shadow box that is 20x29".

"Dry Noon"

Friday, July 7, 2017

Digital Art

I created some alcohol ink paintings to use to create some digital art pieces. I paint on tiles, then scan that and make changes in photoshop resulting in some very unique and vibrant art pieces. I will only ever produce one piece of each image, so each piece is an original work of digital art.


30x30" Digital Artwork - $300.