Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Kananaskis

I loved how this picture turned out! The colour, shapes and shadows all feel right! The colours were on my photo and my goal was to match them.

Kananaskis
Oil on birch board
12" x 16" framed
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Third MRU 100 Centennial panel completed

This is my third and final panel for the Mount Royal University Centennial Mosaic. This panel was for the Institute of Nonprofit Studies. I really did not know anything about the program until I read about it on the MRU website. It was hard to come up with an idea, so I used a picture on their website as a template.

 The colours were very different for me and the shapes on the panel must be kept. To view it and the rest of the mural (and original panels) click http://www.mtroyal.ca/100/mural100.htm then click on any of the small panels to see the individual panel and information. It is really interesting to see what the original panel looks like and how they incorporated the colours and shapes with their idea. The whole mosaic will be unveiled in September and all the panels will make a final picture. I can hardly wait!!

"The INS as an academic centre can be thought of as the connecting hub of a forward moving wheel. The Institute for Nonprofit Studies fits within a broad institutional structure but it operates by moving things forward and exists at the point where the "rubber hits the road"."

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Another dog portrait

This friendly face is Muggins. His picture was so cute and expressive, not to mention the dress up clothes that I just had to try and paint him. I painted the whole birch board with a mixed orange under painting and then painted him on top. I have now tried a water colour (Buddy), an acrylic (Bronte) and Muggins is in oil. I am happy with the results and think I captured cute Muggins.

Oil on birch board
10 1/2" x 13" unframed
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SOLD

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Salmon River Run

This picture was a real challenge for me as I had no idea on how to tackle it!! I love the final painting though. Standing away from it, you can tell it is Salmon in water with rocks, but up close it is very abstract. Last year the salmon run was a record breaking year in B.C. It was really amazing to see. These two salmon were resting in very shallow water. I would love to tackle this one in a larger format.



Oil painting on birch panel
10 1/2" x 13" unframed
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