Month: September 2012

Sentinels – sculpture and painting on Salt Spring Island

  Oh my, it’s been over a week since I last posted. Blame my absence on family… I am! It was all about visiting and catching up. Even so, we did squeeze in some arty stuff.   I’d like to tell you about our visit to the Sculpture Park at Duthie Gallery on Salt Spring

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My newest pastel and a demo video

  So, I finally completed a pastel begun in Mexico. When Andrea, friend and model, came to visit me in Mexico in February, she offered a life drawing session for a few of us. I was really pleased with what I did but time ran out and so there was no finishing it.  The pastel

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Emily Carr, Georgia O’Keeffe, Frida Kahlo and some other gals

  A few days ago I visited Emily Carr House on Government Street here in Victoria BC.     I went with three lovely women – Shirlee, Susan, and Donna, girlfriends and art colleagues – who travelled from Salt Spring for a Victoria art get-together – first my studio, then Emily Carr House then a

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And finally…I take a risk and expose myself

  I know you’ve been waiting with bated breathe. After all my promises of posting an example of where recent explorations have been taking me, today, finally, I’ll take you through the process of just such a pastel.   It’s all about risk. Risk….scary stuff.   “Risk is a necessary part of painting. You have

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Got my art fix on a short trip through southern BC

  So, I’m back after six nights away on a road trip (was it only six nights???). It was pretty wonderful! I had three opportunities to get an art fix during the trip and I sucked it all up. The primary reason for our getaway was to visit Cam’s step daughter, artist Asha Robertson, in

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