Sunday, July 29, 2012

Miniature Artwork

Well this month as well as working on several large painting I have been painting several small painting for the upcoming show at SAGA Gallery in Salmon Arm. This will be an entire show of miniatures - 5 inch by 7 inch paintings.

It was different but fun to work this small.  I used it as an opportunity to try a few new working surfaces. This kitten is on linen canvas, the squirrel is on a special art hardboard and the apples are on watercolour paper mixed media with 140 1b paper attached to canvas. All the processes worked well and here are two of my mini results ready for the SAGA Show.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

High Water

         There has been allot of high water issues in my area this spring and many home owners have had distressing problems due to this. Sicamous was hit with flooding and several creeks jumped their banks with devastating results.
         This painting is because of one of the happier situations created by the high water. This young mallard hen moved her chicks and found a perfect nesting spot above the water line. This was where I was fortunate enough to get very close to her without concerning her in the least.....viewing her from the raised wharf walk. Their spring time antics were delightful. 
         For years a lovely unique narrow frame has been waiting in my basement for a painting. Finally watching these ducklings through the narrow wharf railings provide the inspiration for it. This painting  is 5x20 inches. Here is an image showing the detail also. 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Artists for Conservation

It is delightful to be accepted as a signature member of Artists for Conservation. This is a society of artists from 27 countries around the world that are inspired by nature and wildlife. Excellent artists creating beautiful artwork and promoting conservation efforts to protect their inspiration. That is the focus of the 500 artists that are included in this group. I am pleased to be juried into such a group of artists. Together we will work to make a difference with our protect and support what we love. 
Please go to and check out my new web presence as a member of this prestigious art group.