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an outdoor celebration with cake
Acrylic Painting

Art Sale Oct 5 to Oct 13, 2020

Although it grieves me to sell art “on the cheap”, I would rather see someone treasure the art than for it to collect dust here. Each week I will sell 3 different pieces of art but for one week only. I have been a very prolific artist and with the …

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A nostalgic painting about milk delivery and cats
Acrylic Painting

Dundas 49 1/2 Auction 2020

This is my last year to donate art to the Dundas Valley School of Art Annual Auction since we moved back to Alberta in May. I did leave with 3 paintings in this COVID19 year’s auction that ended up being done online. All three paintings have bids on them so …

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Acrylic Painting

More Monoprinting

Monoprinting is addictive! You never know exactly what you will get but you can control the process somewhat by having a vision of the result or striving for a particular effect. When I watch videos of people who have been doing this for some time, I noticed that they turn …

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The Forest - a monoprint
Acrylic Painting

Easy Monoprinting

I remember being told that to be a successful artist you need to develop a style and stick to it.  This means painting the same thing over and over again.  That may be fine for commercial artists who find a niche and then sell that idea exclusively.  To me, part …

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Fish Creek Provincial Park, Calgary, AB
Acrylic Painting

Does non-Christian Art Honor God?

Many Christians struggle with the idea that maybe God is not honored if the art is not overtly Christian. If this were true, then only those who work in some form of ministry or service work would be in God’s will. Since God is the creator of all things then …

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acrylic farmland art
Acrylic Painting

Art During Covid-19

An Unfortunate Time to Move We are living in unprecedented times where we are naturally concerned about vulnerable people; therefore, we must all do our part. Some of us have more complicated scenarios to work through than others. My husband and I chose to move back to Alberta just before …

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drawing of after the storm
Acrylic Painting

Black and White Reinforces Importance of Value

Values in Charcoal Black and white no matter if it’s paint, pencil or charcoal reinforces the need for variety in values.  Too much of one value makes for a dull and flat drawing, not only among the objects in the sketch but also to give realism and form to the …

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skating on outdoor pond
Acrylic Painting

What Color is Snow?

Snow Has Many Colors As I dropped off my winter painting to McMaster Innovation Park for the 31st Exhibition, someone comment that snow was hard to depict and that my painting was beautiful.  I painted this one in only three colors: Paynes Gray, white and a bit of black, as …

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A monochromatic winter landscape
Acrylic Painting

McMaster Innovation Park Exhibition 31 Opening

Art in the Workplace This is the 31st Art in the Workplace exhibition and it will open Thursday November 28th.  Come see all the beautiful art on display. Enjoy some refreshments and music. This is my piece on display in the 31st exhibition.  It’s a 12 x 12 inch acrylic …

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Boathouse on St. Lawrence River
Acrylic Painting

McMaster Innovation Park – Art in the Workplace Summer 2019

IVP – 30th Art in the Workplace Exhibition On display and available for sale are two of my boathouse paintings:  Innovation Park is located on Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON.  The facility is open Mon to Fri from 9 to 5 pm.  The opening exhibition is August 1, 2019 at …

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