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Abstract on Steroids
When this was shared on Facebook a good friend saw it and requested a digital copy so she could use it as her screen saver. It is now e in the home of another friend because she really liked it.
One of my personal favourites, embroidery was used to outline the tree, elephant and bird. The second photo is with a light behind the canvas.
It has a home now in Townsite, a suburb of Powell River.
Our good friend, Melissa, came over for a paint night and we did this together using a Lazy Susan to spin it in a box. All the paints were mixed with rubbing alcohol and then, just to see what it would do, we squirted alcohol on top of the paint.
It was really a fun night!!
8 x 10 on stretched canvas
The red flowers were created using a blown up balloon to press down on the paint. The explosion part came about when the balloon was popped while the paint was still wet which made a lovely pattern on my pants.
A birthday gift for my oldest son, Ryan, who really likes it.
Birth of a Star
For months and months I’ve been trying to get lacing in my paintings with no success. And then finally, in the wee hours of a morning, I got them and was just about dancing with joy. Hubby says that this one is the best yet and wants to find room on our walls to hang it.
Here’s Lookin’ at You!
A second attempt at this painting but it turned out quite well so I’m happy just like Dolphie.
A very nice couple nearby in Powell River claimed it.
This started out as a practice run to use two new-
Jackie Dawson, a friend and neighbour of many years, saw this painting while choosing one to be donated to the group, Women in Business, and thought it would be perfect in her home office so she bought it.
Eye of the Galaxy
The second version of this little painting has a pour within a pour.
A lovely couple we have known for years each expressed their delight with this painting when it was posted on my personal Facebook page so I gave it to them and they in return gave me a lily that bloomed in January.
An acrylic pour with vibrant colours that turned out quite well and Tarl agreed as he claimed it to give to special friends as a Christmas gift.
This is a painting I really, really like! The previous paint on the canvas was removed by soaking and scraping it. In that process it ended up having a small hole in it so I took advantage of it to do a string pull. It has a new home with Alice Coutts.
Another painting claimed by Tarl as a Christmas gift to special friends.
His Watchful Eye
This was a practice piece for the “Love is Thoughtful” painting. The name was selected by our grandson, Daniel, who really liked it so he got it as a birthday present.
A painted statement about the health of our planet.
A painting done in the last few days of 2020, just a couple of months after starting acrylic pours. It remains one of my favourites but now has a home with Alice Coutts.
This mixed media painting uses modeling paste to provide texture. I like it enough to display it prominently in our living room.
Nebula Earth Tones
Another painting that combines texture, painting and a pour and that now has a home in the Westview area of Powell River.
An early painting claimed by our granddaughter, Elizabeth.
This redone painting has a new home with my longtime friend and client, Vi Isaac, who is an accomplished artist. Frankly, it was a great compliment that she would want a couple of my paintings.
Originally a traditional painting, this was redone using a swipe technique with a much better outcome. The photo doesn’t show it but the water is highlighted using self-
Claimed by Tarl, a budding farmer in the Padget Valley, to add a little colour to his home.
This was painted a few years ago and used as the background for the Powell River Studio Tour website. It now has home with our other twin granddaughter, Marie, who is also a painter but prefers oils as her medium.
One of two paintings selected by my youngest son, Christopher, as a birthday present.
Modeling paste provides the texture on the mountains with a pour used to simulate northern lights.
A second painting selected by Tarl to add more colour to his home.
My first successful attempt at a string pull belongs to Alice.
Our granddaughter, Elizabeth, did a digital version of this scene which I liked enough to do a painting. The sea is what’s called an injection pour where you ‘push’ the paint on the bottom to the top. The polar bear is decoupage.
This is the 2nd painting purchased by our friend, Jackie Dawson.
Stars for Kellie
On the basis that people with little income can’t afford to buy art, I reached out to the local group “Folks Helping Folks” and offered to give a painting to anyone who would like one. Tarl ended up with four paintings but Kellie asked for one to be done that had the moon and galaxies. This is what she got.
Originally done for a competition in one of the art groups, this was selected by Jackie Dawson as a door prize for the Women in Business Awards ceremony. She thought it depicted the beauty of the skies and ocean we enjoy here in Powell River.
Touching the Sun
This pour was done in several stages and turned out to be one of the more popular paintings on Facebook. My husband, James, was away working so didn’t see it until a friend of ours showed it to him on her phone. He laid claim to it and, considering he’s supporting my painting habit, it seemed only right for him to have it.
A side story is that a lady, also an artist, asked if she could get a print of it since it was claimed. I couldn’t do that so I sent her a high resolution photo that she is going to print and frame. Good idea, right?!!
A first attempt at using pencil to create shadows. I was pleasantly surprised with all the nice comments this received on Facebook. It’s a keeper.
Christopher, my youngest son and a talented woodcarver, claimed this painting for his birthday gift.
You can check out his carvings on Facebook.
There were many reasons for choosing the Yin Yang symbol for a painting, not the least of which is that it is the symbol for our art. The larger reason is that the universe is made up of opposites down to the smallest molecule. It is the balancing of the two that brings harmony on every level.
It has a new home with my friend, Vi Isaac.
Dancing with the Stars -
There is something about the fluid grace of a ballerina that called for a painting with an acrylic pour so I did two of them.
This was the choice of Phoebe Tanglewood, the owner of the only horseback riding service in Powell River. In exchange she gifted me with a couple of plants and cucumbers.
9 x 12 on stretched canvas
Abstract in Blues
Deb saw this on Facebook and claimed it along with Stormy Seas. She commented after picking them up that they were even more beautiful up close and personal. Blush!
8 x 10 on stretched canvas
The second painting selected by Deb off Facebook.
Into the Light
After 2020 this seemed an appropriate painting to start the new year. The second painting selected by my nephew.
12 x 12 on stretched canvas
A subtle pictorial commentary that our world is not doing too well and that the hope for a better world lies with our children and their children. This was selected by my nephew, Mike Essex, along with Into the Light as paintings that spoke to him.
.12 x 12 on stretched canvas