Sunday, November 25, 2012

Citrus Stripes

"Citrus Stripes" 30 x 30" acrylic
I painted these tulips a few years ago from a slightly different arrangement. It was always one of my favourite florals so I decided to revisit the image. I went bigger this time and the painting seems to have more impact on the larger scale.
It seems like the stripes would be hard to paint but really, you just have to go for it. Any irregularities just make it look more believable- at least that's what I tell myself.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

I never get tired of painting roses. I found a wholesale nursery near my house that sells seconds for cheap so now I can indulge in beautiful bouquets whenever I want. These ones were a combination of white and the palest pink. I love the way the light influences their colours.

"Catching the Light"   24 x 30" acrylic

Thursday, November 8, 2012

"Solace"  24 x 48" acrylic
It's rare that I paint something that I'm perfectly happy with. My reach is always a little beyond my grasp. But this one comes pretty close. It is an image that I just love, of a place that never fails to be magical for me. After a lot of ups and downs in my life this year, I am naming this painting, "Solace" because that's what this place is for me.

I will be entering this painting in the annual Spillsbury Medal show at the Federation Gallery in Vancouver. The show opens on December 6th, and it's always a beautiful show to see, as the signature members of the FCA put forth their best work. It will also be the Christmas party for the FCA so come by if you are in the area.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Here's a few pictures from our show opening last Tuesday night. Thanks to all that braved the horrible weather to come and see the show. It was wonderful to see everyone's efforts on the walls and I am proud to count these talented women as my friends. The show is up for the rest of the week if you want to check it out. Much of the show is on line at Federation Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC