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Posts from the ‘Buildings’ Category

Grandma’s House

Grandma's House 8"x8"

Grandma’s House 8″ x 8″

This is a little painting of my Grandma’s house, which I have painted before. My style has changed quite a bit since the first one. I’m not sure who took this photo or how it got into my files, but thanks to the family member who shared it.

This painting is available as a print on Etsy.

Green Giant

Green Giant 8" x 8"

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.

Barn at Southlands Farm

Barn at Southlands Farm 24" x 36"

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.

Car Wash!

 

Car Wash!  18" x 24"

Car Wash! 18″ x 24″

The best part of this picture is the exclamation point! I love the enthusiasm.

A Little Winter

Acrylic Paintings  3" x 3"

Acrylic Paintings 3″ x 3″

Since many of these will be given as Christmas gifts, I decided to make some that are appropriate for the season.

Hastings Mill Store

Hastings Mill Store  18"x24"

Hastings Mill Store 18″x24″

This is the Hastings Mill Store – known as Vancouver’s oldest building. You can read all about it’s history here. The park where it is located is my favourite picnic spot in the city. It sits up on a cliff overlooking English Bay, with a beautiful view of downtown and the North Shore mountains.

Beach House

Beach House  24" x 18"

Beach House 24″ x 18″

I wouldn’t mind spending my summer here. I’ll have to settle for painting it instead…

 

 

Lines

Lines

Lines 24″ x 18″

The sky of this painting reminds me of a jigsaw puzzle. If I made a cut along each power line, can you guess how many pieces would make up the sky? I counted 74. That’s right – 74! (No wonder this painting took me so long).

Summer slow down

Wisteria & Shadows  18"x14"

Wisteria & Shadows 18″x14″

It has been a while since I have posted any new work. That is because there hasn’t been any. I have been thinking and planning and dreaming about what I would like to paint, but I don’t seem to find time to do it. I really cannot complain though because my free time has been spent with my family, hanging out at the beach, park or pool. Anyone who lives in Vancouver knows that when the sun comes out you have to soak it up. It could unexpectedly transform into grey drizzle at any moment.

The down side is that I do lose my painting momentum. This painting took so long to complete, that I lost my enthusiasm half way through. I am happy to be moving on to something else and have decided to do some tiny paintings – that I can actually finish. I was in such a hurry to be done with the painting above, that I didn’t even sign it. Oops!

Good friend, great drawing.

Sketch of me painting – By Cynthia Thom

I just had to share this beautiful birthday card that I received from my friend and fellow artist, Cynthia Thom. Although she has never seen the elevator in my home town of Mayerthorpe, she has captured it just right – complete with the railcars in the front. You can have a look at my elevator paintings here and here.