Sunday, February 17, 2013

Woot! I'm AIRdirondackin' again!

Many thanks to the awesome crew at Creative Airdrie! I love this project - I can't wait to start.

http://www.creativeairdrie.ca/?p=1892


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sleeping Bunny


Sleeping Bunny
6" x 6"
Acrylic on Board
2013

This is another one of those paintings that I've been keeping myself limbered up with, I had forgotten the pleasure of the 6" x 6" format. So nice to start and finish a piece in a few hours. 

I was fortunate enough to be able to visit my new baby niece a few weeks ago. Her parents have great taste in all things awesome and they have this cute little bunny coat for her that she was snuggled into. I snapped this picture as we were strolling around one sunny day. 

I haven't painted a baby in a while so this was a lot of fun. Those cheeks and lips of hers are so plump! (Oh my, she is the most adorable little thing!) 

Friday, February 08, 2013

My Friend V.


Vanessa
6" x 6"
Acrylic on Board
2013

I'm plugging away on a bigger piece that takes forever to dry in between coats. So I decided to keep limber in between with this quick study. My friend here is very easy to paint. 

I'm not doing very well posting shots from the show at APL. I can't remember where I uploaded them on my computer. Sigh. I need to get a better organization system or something. 

Friday, February 01, 2013

Linocuts - There's a trick with a knife I'm learning to do....


Bird on Fence
Ink on Paper
6" x 9"
2013




Bird in Tree
Ink on Paper
6" x 9"
2013



 Fox and Crow
Ink on Paper
6" x 9"
2013


Pearls Before Swine
Ink on Paper
6" x 9"
2013


 Revelation
Ink on Paper
6" x 9"
2013



Spring
Ink on Paper
6" x 9"
2013

I've been fiddling around with Linocutting for a while now, but haven't had the guts to post much about them. I find working in lino to be really invigorating - something about having to think in basic black and white and backwards that gets my creative side hopping. 

These 6 have been added to my show at the APL - if you remember, I was planning to show them originally but the frames were the wrong format. I went to Vancouver shortly after the show was hung and decided on springing for some Opus Exhibition Frames and mats - now they are all prettily hung up!