Friday, March 28, 2008

Waskesui - Prince Albert National Park Photo contest

My horoscope said good things were going to happen this year. So far it has been Great! I just found out that I won 3rd in the 2007 photo contest Prince Albert National Park. We had such a great time that day. We were hiking to Kingmere Lake when we ran into these fellows portaging their boat to the lake. They had a 3 mile portage. (there are no roads to the lake) I think the rail was put there initially to get the trapper's furs out, but I'm not sure.

You can see all the photo's here

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Northern Lights (again)

Soon spring will be here and I can start painting more "springy" stuff. In the meantime, I am going to continue with my Northern Lights. They have been doing well for me. I haven't actually seen any lights for a few weeks now. Probably they won't be in as great abundance now until summer. You can find these art cards listed on Ebay here or here

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Frozen Waterfalls

Sleeping. Waiting for Spring's release.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Check out my Slide Show!

Northern Lights - Lightning Storm Paintings

Someone called these paintings of mine "Element Paintings". I never could think of what to call them. I like that name. It has a nice ring to it. I like to paint for each season, so I'm in transition right now. A bit of both winter and spring. Some Northern Lights, some lightning. I'll save the extreme storms for summer. You will find all of my paintings listed for sale on Ebay here I've put just a sample here of what I have listed. These range from the tiny 1.5" x 2" size (for the dollhouse collectors) to the 4" x 6" OSWOA® size. Enjoy.

Easter's coming early this year.

Easter is coming early this year. March 23 to be exact. The earliest date Easter can fall on is March 22 ( in 1818), so we are only a day shy of that. Easter will not come this early again until the year 2228. (not in our lifetimes) I always felt that spring came with Easter, so with any luck spring will arrive early this year.
Have a Happy Easter everyone.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Dollhouse Paintings - Winter Scene, Aurora Borealis

Keeping up with my Aurora thing, I also decided to catch up on some dollhouse paintings. It's been since before Christmas that I painted some of these little mini's. (1.5" x 2")I alway put off painting these saying I need new brushes. Well I purchased some so I had no excuse.

You will find these listed on Ebay here

Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights Paintings

I was in the right mood today so I painted new Aurora paintings. The weather has been so clear and nice that I'm sure that's what inspired me to do so. An OSWOA®, and aceo, and two minis. To find out what oswoa and aceo stands for please look at my Ebay listings. I needed these paintings for my Etsy store, but decided to list on Ebay first. You will find them here

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Musings of a Grandmother.

I wanted to post something witty here about being a grandmother, but I'm not much of a writer. I am thrilled at the prospect of another grandchild. Oh sure, the 6 we have now make our house chaotic at times, but it's a happy chaotic. We just got news that our youngest daughter is expecting her 2nd child. That will make 7 grandchildren for us 10 and under. Lucky number 7( or 8 or 9 or.....whatever comes - they have come in multiples in this family). They will all be lucky for us. Each one is so different from the other in their own special way. From the twinkle in their eye when they call Grampa "Poopsie" to the quiet little moments when they still sit on my knee. My horoscope said that this year would be rewarding. I know it has been already :)

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Tall Ship - painting finished

I finished my tall ship today. (well last night actually) I may do ships for awhile. I went through my raven stage, a floral stage, lightning, then tornadoes. I might as well get ships out of my system. The painting is an OSWOA® (6" x 4") acrylic. Already listed on Ebay here I put this in the EBSQart gallery under OSWOA also. You will find an array of stunning art be many outstanding artists there. Go take a peek!

***Painting sold unframed

Honey - Nectar of the Gods (painting)

Since I entered the recipe/art contest I'm on a food binge (painting that is) Here is my latest. A 2.5" x 3.5" art card of Honey. Nothing tastes better than a gob of honey on a fresh slice of bread and butter mmmmmmmmmmmmmm sweet!!!! I just listed this painting tonight on Ebay. You will find it here

Friday, March 7, 2008

Recipe Contest - Ebay aceo group

I Love cooking. I love to mess with food. What better thing to come up than the contest running in groups right now for the cookbook they are getting together. We get to combine our cooking skills together with our art skills. Here is my entry. Swiss Chard/Bison Rolls (sort of a play on cabbage rolls)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Tall Ships and the Sea Paintings

Being a flatlander I have a fascination of ships and the sea. I love pirate movies and books. I hardly ever get to see ships or the ocean, but when I do, I am thrilled. We were lucky to sail on a replica of a pirate ship this winter while in Puerto Vallarta. It was a clear night with very little wind. Not too cool. Perfect. It was a blast!!!
I am working on a new ship painting, but it won't be ready for a while. In the meantime I thought I would show you some of the ships I have done in the past. All the paintings were OSWOA ® (original small works of art 4" x 6")All have been sold. Enjoy.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

March in like a lion.....

In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lamb
This phrase has its origins with the constellations Leo, the Lion, and Aries, the ram or lamb. It has to do with the relative positions of these constellations in the sky at the beginning and end of the month.. ..but I think most people think that it has to do with the weather. Fierce in it's entry and gentle when it leaves. What does this mean where I live. Yesterday (March 1)was +4 degrees C and today (March 2) it is -31 c with the windchill. Can't make up it's mind. Still it's nice to know that spring is just around the corner (weeks away instead of months) The sun is warmer and the days are getting longer. I can't wait :)

In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lamb
by Lorie Hill

March roars in like a lion
So fierce,
The wind so cold,
It seems to pierce.
The month rolls on
And Spring draws near
And March goes out
Like a lamb so dear.

Sunflower Painting - Oils - OSWOA®

I think I must be tired of the grey and whites of winter. Out of boredom this week, I decided to play with oils again. I used a technique where you paint the image in black and white acrylics first. Then layer with oils to give strong vibrant colours. This is an OSWOA® (original small works of art 4" x 6") and can be found on Ebay here

lotus or water lily painting

looking for a different view I decided to paint this lily. I used mainly shades of muted green. Very serene and peaceful. Then the lily........white in stark contrast. 2.5" x 3.5" smaller than I usually paint. Enjoy.

It can be found on ebay here