Study - "A Studio Visit"
Oil on panel, 11x14
From the time I was a little girl one of my favourite past-times was doing portraits of the special people in my life.
As a very young teen I stood in rapture watching a local artist doing a portrait demonstration in the local department store. Looking back, I now recognize the life-changing event that this was; opening up for me a glorious new world.
In my own by-the-seat-of-my-pants style of learning, I set off to find out more about this incredible world of painting people - my loving and encouraging parents supporting and encouraging me in every way.
Painting people - particuarly my children - has always been a big part of my life as an artist and continues to be.
I am happy to announce that I will now be taking on additional portrait commissions and expanding this side of my artist life.
I will share more with you on this subject in the coming weeks and months. However, in the meantime, I welcome any questions and inquiries you might have.
RAPIDLY IMPROVE SKILLS,
KEEP YOUR WORK FRESH!
~ If you missed it the first time ~
here's your chance to get in on the fun!
Join me in my 1-day Workshop
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 10-4pm
(register online or call 403-287-7448)
All levels welcome - Cost: $110
(***Please contact me for a supply list***)
Over the past number of years I've embraced the idea of painting "Dailies", those diminutive, delightful paintings which are overtaking artist's studios the world over.
This fast-growing group of artists, known as "Daily Painters" are painting small paintings daily - or weekly. There are many variations to this theme as there are artists.
The "Dailies" adventure is there for you to explore, and only limited by your imagination.
I hope you'll join me in discovering your own adventure and experience firsthand the growth and freshness in your own work that every artist seeks.
(more about my workshops by visiting my website and clicking on the workshop link)
Here is one of my "Dailies" ...
oil on panel, 8x6 inches