Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Willing to Wait

SOLD "Willing to Wait"
4" x 6" watercolour on WC board

I just finished this little piece; Lovely to paint, but difficult to title. We came up with "Willing to Wait" which hopefully echos the calm perseverance of this yellow lab (actually a trait of many labs).
I'd like to think it's late afternoon, she knows her boys will soon be home from school and she is ready to meet them with her favourite ball for some playtime :-)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Art Show at the Dog Show Update

The results from the jurying of the Art Show at the Dog Show were sent out a little while ago and I forgot to post my good news!
Out of my 2 entries I happily got one accepted, but surprisingly it wasn't the one I thought it would be...
My entry "Regal Grace" is winging its way to Kansas while my "Heart and Soul" will hang around here for a little while longer.
Here is a pic of my son (aka the creator of "Blending In") and the framed piece. It didn't show up that great in the photo, but the frame has a rough, irony-looking textured finish which goes wonderfully with the undertone of ochre that I used in the painting. Topped off with a triple mat of white and warm white combo and the finished product looked wonderful! Kudos to the talented Joanne at the Picture Palace (Stoney Creek) who does my framing :-)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Blog Award

I'd like to thank fellow artist Laura Hardie for awarding me my first blog award!!

Please check out Laura's wonderful pastel portraits on her blog-you won't be disappointed :-)

Following the guidelines of a blog award, I would like to award "A Passion for Painting" blog award to the following wonderful artists (and keeping it to seven was a bit of a challenge).

As I follow their blogs, these artists all pass on some of their passion in some way that resonates with me personally. So thank you for your spirit and energy, your creativeness and dedication, your technical abilities and openness to share...

Congratulations to:

Susan Abbott
Annelein Beukenkamp
Carol Feldman
Tracy Hall
Andrea Joseph
Mineke Reinders
Rachelle Siegrist

And now, adhering to the second part of the guidelines, seven things I like! (in no particular order):
- popcorn, popcorn and more popcorn
- dark chocolate
- Autumn
- feather pillows
- my 'muses' Suede, Katie, Layla, Bronwyn, TJ and Carlie and Iggy and Marbles
- mystery novels
- Ireland

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Stand In Artist

Hi! This is Kim's 10 year old son posting this article. Since my mom had her second hand surgery I decided to do a painting for her blog.It's called Blending In.I hope you like it!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Last of the Material Cats

Original ACEO 3.5"x2.5" Watercolor on WC paper
I couldn't help it...I did one more ACEO to go with my cats and materials theme...to follow "Patches" and Stripes" we now have "Solids"

Hope you like it!