Thursday, January 10, 2013
This painting was based on a photo taken by Larry Peterson, and it is one that I feel really captures the essence of the mighty Peace. I've changed it a bit and added a few elements. I wanted to paint it because, once again, this magnificent river is in danger from those who have no idea of the value of such a river and river valley. I love this area!
Monday, May 14, 2012
Red PearsRed fruit has such a luscious quality. Red Pears and Three Apples are acrylic paintings on board. The pears in Red Pears are sitting on a cloth with an A in the corner; the A stands for Arnott, my favorite grandmother's birth name.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Sexual Attractons is now in MLA for Port Moody-Coquitlam Joe Trasolini's office at 2608 St. John's Street, Port Moody for the next month. I painted it first as a 6 x 6 acrylic and then had fun painting a bigger version in watercolour. This is a Phalaenopsis orchid that I was given and it bloomed for a very long time - the perfect subject.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Another plant I love - Amaranth can even be good eating. I'm not sure if I'm finished with this painting yet..but I think I am. Again, it was the backlit exuberant bloom and lime green leaves that caught my eye.
I spotted these Green-winged Teal on a walk around Port Moody Inlet. I was captivated by the pattern of the water against their small elegant bodies. The painting was sold at the Port Moody Art Association's November 2012 show.