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Boy in the Meadow

Boy in the Meadow 8″ x 8″

The boy in this meadow is my son. This is how the meadow looks in the spring with lupines and buttercups blooming. It’s full of birds, insects and frogs, which makes it one of his favourite places.

I had some trouble with this painting. It is an overcast day and the lighting is very flat. I am used to adding dimension with highlights and shadows, but in this picture they are very subtle. I’m not sure I succeeded with this painting – something to keep working on I guess.

Yellow Hills

Yellow Hills 18″ x 24″

I was in Alberta this summer and had some time to appreciate the landscape. From the top of the one of the gentle rolling hills, you can see forever – so different from the view here in Vancouver. In the background you can see the Rochfort Bridge Trestle, one of the longest wooden train trestles in North America.

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.

Rusty

Rusty 14" x 11"

Rusty 14″ x 11″

I don’t seem to have a solid direction with my painting right now, so here is another horse. When I don’t know what I want to do next, it is important that I keep something on the easel. Sitting around waiting for inspiration to strike rarely works. It doesn’t really matter what I’m painting, I just have to keep at it and hopefully some ideas will emerge. Painting a bit of this and a bit of that is my plan for now.

Buttercup

Buttercup 16" x 16"

Buttercup 16″ x 16″

I went a little abstract with the background. Not sure if I like it…

Chickens

Chickens

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.

Geese

Geese   3" x 3"

Geese 3″ x 3″

Geese on Easel

This one’s for sale on Etsy.

Trotting

Trotting_8x8

Trotting 8″ x 8″

I love the swish of this guy’s tail. This has officially turned into a series. How many 8″ x 8″ horse paintings can I do?

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Looking Toward Home

Looking Toward Home 24" x 18"

Looking Toward Home 24″ x 18″

Why another horse? I’m not sure. All I can say is that my paintings are like a trail of bread crumbs – clues to where I’ve been and what I’ve seen. Trying to record the best parts so I don’t forget.

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Green and Gold

Green and Gold  16"x20"

Green and Gold 16″x20″