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There are Bears

Here is a share on the creation of a bear.... 🙂 Enjoy.

Step by Step Owl Painting

I have had a few people ask me about my process lately and they were wondering how I came to have the appearance of such fine detail. I thought I would repost this series of photos that show step by step how this painting came from start to finish. I always work with...

Beautiful Bee hive

This painting started because I was gifted with this beautiful bee hive. My awesome husband brought it to me. It has hung around my studio for several years now and I have been waiting for the right idea to pop up so that I could include it in a painting. The hive is...

Honeysuckle Perch

The HoneySuckle is flowering in the woods...and it is beautiful. My husband picked a bouquet of it and tucked it into the front of his saddle bringing it home to the studio for me. Here is the results....

An inspiring Stump

I have been lucky enough to find inspiration in all sorts of natural bits and pieces of the woods. I am often found painting with a brush in one hand and a branch in the other for reference. Or perhaps it is a rock, some bark, grasses or moss or whatever thing of...

What I Paint with.

There is allot of wonderful supplies in my studio but in the end I really don't use that many in most paintings. Over the years, it has been refined down to some great staples. It is mostly Golden liquid paints, they are great colours and the right consistency for the...

Creativity

It is so great to see the creativity that is in all the people around us. Everyone has a fountain of creativity and is using it in different ways. Some are titled artists like myself and creativity is expected and credited to you. But (of course) absolutely everyone...

How Artists See

Artists  have a slightly different way of looking at the world...or perhaps we see the world in just the same way but take note of slightly different things. The other day at the winter carnival parade I stood with my family on the cold winter street and clapped as...

Commissions

Commissions are a wonderful way to join together two hearts and create one piece of art that tells not only the artist's thoughts but also that of the collector. Where one person tells the story and the other embroideries it. An idea that grows shifts and morphs to...

Be Safe when Creating Art

Just a quick reminder to myself and all of you to be safe with your art supplies....not all of what we work with as far as paints and solvents etc are safe to be absorbed into your body....protect yourself from exposure to dangerous materials. Use gloves where...

Another art form

Today I am going to share a different art form that I enjoy doing. I can't paint all the time and on the long winter evenings I love to create jewelry with my two favourite stones, Agate and Labradorite. Here are what some of them look like. [gallery size="medium"...

Inspiration spots

Places inspire Paintings. I am just working on a painting of Adams River Gorge.....The Adams River is a famous local river. It is famous as the birthplace of a huge number of Sockeye Salmon. Every 4 years there is a huge return of spawning salmon that flood back home...