Thursday, March 24, 2011


you would think with a fabulous new computer at home i’d be a fanatical blogger, however lately it seems i’ve been doing anything but! one excuse i’m using for my lack of updates is that i’m painting instead of puter-ing, and here’s a pretty pic to prove it (holy alliteration Batman!)

it’s a 4x4” square that will become part of a mural mosaic for the Lt. Governor General's arts awards coming up April 7, 2011. it was a fun little inspirational piece, and the theme of the unified mural is floral, so i thought a wee-hummer was fitting! more information about the whole mural mosaic process can be found here.

tomorrow is a full day of artistic joy, painting in the morning, a meeting in the afternoon with the City Arts Centre about the possibility of watercolour instruction, and more painting in the evening… i’ll do my darndest to keep this blog updated, as i have some new works on the go and want to share...


Monday, February 14, 2011

Urban Birdin'

there were a couple of times last week when my eye was caught by our flying friends in their "natural" urban environment. i don't know how many pigeon paintings you can do, but i know i want to paint a lot of them lately. huddled on a windowsill, beautiful blue winter sky reflected behind them... lined up on the Connor's Road street sign that i pass under every morning on my way to work, just a'hanging out, flaunting all the colour and tonal variations that make up one of our most common, yet quite beautiful, feathered neighbors.

that- and this dude who was brazenly sneaking as close to me as he dared for a couple of fries left on the sidewalk. totally entertaining :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

where the bison roam...

20"x16" mixed media on birch, framed
this handsome woolish fellow is currently hanging in the NAESS Gallery as one of the pieces in the Paint Spot staff show. come on down and have a gander if you're in the area-
the show runs until Feb 28, 2011
10032 81 Ave, Edmonton