Evening Ride 18″ x 24″
This scene reminds me of another time on this path, when my daughter’s horse took off at a full gallop until they were out of sight. She managed to do a u-turn and brought him back, still going at full speed. As he turned a sharp corner, she decided it was a good time to let herself fall off, as he was heading for the street. Everything turned out fine – no major injuries and the silly horse got home safely.
Lily Leaves 11″ x 14″
Walking around the neighbourhood, I see so many beautiful flowers. When it comes to painting though, I wanted to focus on the leaves. It’s interesting how there seems to be a pattern within the tangle. They’re all trying to grow as high as they can before drooping down. All doing their best to maximize on their sun exposure. Not an easy thing this year, with our cold, late spring.
I have added a bunch of prints to my Etsy site. Have a look!
Green Giant 8″ x 8″
Another trip to Mayerthorpe means another painting of the elevator. From a new angle. With different lighting.
For sale on Etsy.
Pearl 6″ x 4″
Pearl & Rocky 6″ x 4″
These two little 6″ x 4″ paintings will be my last chickens for a while. Time to move on to something else I think.
The set is for sale on Etsy.
Blanche 8″ x 8″
A chicken named Blanche. Available on Etsy.
Buttercup 16″ x 16″
I went a little abstract with the background. Not sure if I like it…
Ginger 8″ x 8″
If I name a chicken after you (accidentally or on purpose), please don’t be offended. It doesn’t mean that you look or act or remind me of a chicken. Actually I find most of them to be quite beautiful. On the other hand, if you would like one of these chickens to have your name, please let me know!
This one’s for sale on Etsy.
Betty & Veronica 8″ x 8″
Chickens. Not a very exciting name for a painting of chickens. This naming problem isn’t going to go away, as I have a few more chicken paintings planned. I could either number them (chicken 1, chicken 2, chicken 3), which would be really boring. Or I could just give them names, which is much more fun and adds a little personality. So, let me introduce you to Betty and Veronica.
This one is for sale on Etsy.
Barn at Southlands Farm 24″ x 36″
It’s unusual to see this barn without a bunch of kids out front and people wandering around. Southlands Heritage Farm is a community farm, open to the public – a great place if you need a break from the city, without leaving the city.
Finishing off the year with these three, all for sale on Etsy.
I have really enjoyed painting animals in 2016. The chickens seem to be very popular and are really fun to paint. 2017 is the year of the Rooster, so of course I will have to include a few in my art this year.
Happy New Year!