Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Year

It is always an interesting time when the end of the year rolls around.

I greet it with mixed feelings. Have I done as well as I hoped in the past year?...what are my goals for the new year???

 Then as I reflect.... there is always such wonderful happenings in the past year that I worry that the new year will have to really work to do as well.

Then I realize that it is all about perception, mindfulness and a decision that this will be the best year ever. It is my job to create it as such.

So I am really looking forward to this awesome upcoming year full of family, joy, health, wealth and happiness. Have a great one everyone! See you in 2017! We will have a wonderful time.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday. Here are a couple of my paintings made into Christmas greetings.....all the best to you!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Framing - so important

Framing is such an important part of artwork. It can make or break not only the appearance but also the longevity of the artwork. It can be so hard to do it right and even when you do, it might not suit the home or business the artwork is going to be displayed in.  Yet when it is done right it makes artwork simply wonderful.

The first part sounds easy, just pick a frame that suits the artwork. Now you must consider colour, texture, width, surface shine, durability, price and like-ablity (will most people like it.) That last one is for me as an artist as I am choosing in the hopes that my collectors will like it.  Sometimes is goes so easily...the frame just works....other time you need to try all the samples twice to come to your decision.

Now I have to thank my framers for being incredible understanding and helping me out so much with advice, suggestions and support.  Moulding & More in Westbank are the greatest....always ready to help me figure out what I should do.  Big Thank you  out to them.

This is one of three boxes of frame corners to choose from. The big mountain painting below has three stacked frames to get that particular effect.