Tuesday, March 24, 2009

This piece, titled "A New Season" was done as a watercolour with ink & wash. I wanted to incorporate the ink element as a way of conveying more detail. I especially like the detail in the ribs of the watering can. I think they really make the piece. This painting has been professionally framed and is ready to hang.

11" x 13" (framed)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Often times, when I am in between pieces, I have the urge to just paint. Rather than start another piece, I will sometimes create little pieces just to satisfy my "craving". This is one of those pieces. The title is "Little Ones". I really like the soft, ghosted area in the background and the complimentary green and pink. It's a fairly small painting, but still quite effective.

5" X 7" (unframed)

Monday, March 16, 2009

I am very grateful to be expressing through art! I can explore every aspect of my imagination, add form and substance to my ideas and present to the world my individual interpretation of the reality that surrounds me. Although I see reality as everyone else does, through imagination, I can embellish and embroider upon that reality to create a richer tapestry. I am often fearful of that next stroke, but I have to keep reminding myself that the fear of ruining what I have done thus far will keep my work from ever being more than it is at that moment.
I am on a "voyage of discovery"~~!

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes".
-Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This is the second piece that was purchased by the law firm Boyne Clarke in 2008. The piece is titled "Hot Pink" and is an interpretation of the flower Alstroemeria. I can't say that I am particularly fond of Alstroemeria, but I really enjoyed painting the piece and am pleased with the execution. My favourite watercolour paint is permanent magenta and I took full advantage of its beauty here.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

This piece, titled "Bohemian Burst" was sold at the ASRS at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in 2008. I absolutely love dahlias and especially like the possibility of incorporating my love of photography into my pieces. This piece was purchased by the law firm, Boyne Clarke, in Dartmouth. Actually, how I found this out, is quite interesting. Boyne Clarke occupies several floors in their office building and one day I was visiting my lawyer on the 7th floor. As I was leaving and taking the elevator, the elevator doors opened on the 6th floor. My mind was elsewhere, but I just happened to glance at the walls behind the receptionist and I couldn't believe it......there on the wall was not one of my paintings.........but two~~! My lawyer had purchased the two pieces for the reception area and hadn't made the connection that the artist was one of their clients. I couldn't thank them enough for their support.


Monday, March 9, 2009

This piece, titled "Economy Shoe Shop" was completed for a group show at the ASRS at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax in 2005. The piece was sold at the show to a local collector.