Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New work in progress - Bluejays

My new work in progress. A 16" x 20". I think the last of my bird series. (unless I get the urge to do a different bird) This is the base for the background.
Now I've added some background colour. Around here we see bluejays mainly in the winter in the pine or mountain ash trees.

I am not sure if you can make out the bluejays or not, but hey are there in rough form. They are going to be perched on a pine branch, with some mountain ash branches mixed in for colour.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

reconstructed jeans - boho skirt

Here is a pic of the boho skirts I made my girls (and granddaughter) for Christmas. The theme was "favourite things". Complete with studs, rhinestones and transfers. It's a great way to recycle jeans that aren't quite right anymore. Granddaughter has already ordered more LOL

Monday, December 15, 2008

Storm's End. (Lightning, Summer, Lakes)

When does a yellow blob become a lightning storm? When I'm painting it :) Just a quick study of a work in progress today of the tail end of a lightning storm at dusk. This is a 16" x 20" stretched canvas painting that I have listed on Kijiji. You will find the listing here

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Summer Memories

Posted with permission from photographer

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Meteorite Shower over Saskatchewan - Alberta 2008 - Buzzard Coulee

On November 20 a meteorite crashed and burned near Lloydminster at the Saskatchewan/Alberta Border. Pieces were found near the Buzzard Coulee region in Saskatchewan. This is my idea of what it may have looked like near the oil fields at Lloyd. This is an 8" x 10" acrylic painting.

Meteorite at Buzzard Coulee, Sk - Northern Lights

I painted two new aceo (art card editions & originals) today. Both winter scenes, but the first one depicts a strange event that took place over Saskatchewan and Alberta November 20. A large meteorite burned through earth's atmosphere and was seen by both provinces. My daughter saw it and said the scene was spectacular!!! Pieces were found in and around a pond near the Buzzard Coulee region in Saskatchewan
So I named the first painting "Meteorite and Buzzard Coulee"
The bottom aceo is a winter night scene with Northern Lights shining down on a lone snowman.
Both are listed on Ebay here.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Members Choice Award at EBSQart for November

I'm thrilled. My "Allium and Goldfinch" won "members mention" at the EBSQart (click on EBSQart to see the show) Flower of the Month exhibition for November.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Redpolls - Work in Progress Day 3

Almost done. I've cleaned it up. Got rid of all the pencil lines. Added some snow. (Redpolls love snow)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Redpolls - Work in Progress Day 3

Added the main tree branch. Now all I need to is fine tune it. Maybe some fine lines on the birds, and some snow.

Redpolls - Work in Progress

The birds have made their first appearance. Sketched and then painted. A male and female. This is going to be a very minimal painting. Just the birds and a few branches.
Note: This is an 11" x 14" acrylic on canvas board.

About Redpolls:
Redpolls migrate south in winter to Southern parts of Canada and sometimes Northern parts of the US. They show up in Southern Saskatchewan in the winter mainly looking for a supply of food. Some years we have quite a few in the winter and others years hardly any at all. It all depends on conditions further North. They leave here in February. They are very aggresive and usually take over my birdfeeders with only the fearless chickadees willing to take them on.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Redpolls - Acrylic Painting Work in Progress

Can you see the Redpolls? Of course you can't....I haven't painted them yet! LOL. Today I just worked on the background. Winter colours. It would be bleak if it wasn't for the touch of red here and there to warm it up a little.

Coming Soon - Work in Progress

coming soon........Redpolls

Wordless Wedenesday -Memories of Summer - Raindrops

Posted with permission from the photographer - Erica Briere