Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Canada Day 2011 Boardwalk Artists at Alderney Landing is this Friday and I have been busy getting ready for it. If you are in the area, please stop by my table and say hello, I would love to hear from you!

Here is a new acrylic painting I completed the other night. I recently had a birthday and this painting was inspired by lovely flowers I received from a friend.

Acrylic on Canvas, 12 X 12

Have I mentioned how much I love flowers...?

Monday, June 20, 2011

It has been a wet, rainy, spring here in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. We are beginning to see the sun but went many days without it. I guess the weather has inspired me to paint pictures of flowers, since I have not been able to spend a great deal of time in the garden.

I thought I would play around with the acrylics again. I only have a limited palette so it has been a learning experience regarding colour choices. Also the quick drying time has been a bit of a challenge but I think I am getting the hang of it.

Acrylic on Canvas - 5 X 7

Pink Rose
Acrylic on Canvas - 6 X 6

I used the same reference of a rose for the next painting. I used oil paints this time and incorporated it into another painting.

Effervescent Rose
Oil on Canvas - 6 X 6

June has been a busy, rainy, month and as a result there have been many opportunities to paint.

I have been getting ready for the Canada Day Boardwalk Artists, July 1, 2011. I will have a table, along with many other local artists at Alderney Landing on the waterfront in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Here are two of the paintings that I have completed for this event.

These two paintings are part of a series and go with my previous paintings; Morning Meditation and Moonlit Dreams.

They represent my ideal "go to" place, an escape. This place does not exist...yet. Maybe someday.

Moonlight Sanctuary
8x8 Oil on Canvas

Morning Sanctuary
8x8 Oil on Canvas

I can dream can't I...