Happy February!!! Just finished some poppy paintings featuring RED!!! Got myself some of those new acrylic paint pens which pushed me more towards a sketchy look to these paintings. I decided to leave most of the original drawing marks and paint between the lines. Sometimes even going back and sketching on top of the acrylic paint, so much fun and the bright red color was exciting too. Hope these to brighten up your world as much they did mine. Will do more of these for sure, I like them and will even go to a larger size canvas next time.
Even in grade 6 I knew I wanted to be an artist as pictured below. It didn’t hurt that I won two whole dollars as first prize that I could splurge on candy (don’t really remember what I spent it on but that is a good guess…that was a lot of candy in those days…many moons ago!!!).
Fast forward in time to the present time and I am so blessed to be able to paint everyday now (making a bit more than two dollars per painting). My inspirations are still nature in all it’s glory. I do tend to take lots of pics for reference material and some sketches on location. A few months ago my husband and I visited Acadia National Park in Maine, USA. There we found a treasure trove of mature birches on a lovely summer morning with light softly beaming thru the forest. If any of you know of great birch groves I should check out please let me know. I personally have never seen this many healthy large birches and will return to this spot in the future to capture various seasons. Let me share a pic of this particular day:
….and here is a painting that was inspired by this visit. Lots of texture and palette work.
Another favorite place to visit is along the Nova Scotia shorelines. Waves are like snowflakes in that each one is different depending on time of day and weather conditions. I return again and again to my favorite spots.
…..and here is one of my recent paintings inspired by the above photo shoot:
Thanks for reading this, hope you can relate in some way. Cheers, Carole.
Thrilled to have my work represented by The Stephen Lowe Art Gallery in downtown Calgary. My paintings are surrounded by amazing artwork, so colorful! Just in time for spring!!! Here are a few pics and a link to my page on their site for more information:
Like to share a new series of “Treescapes”…..have you ever stood in a forest of trees on a bright sunny day? They are so bright and fresh..I love the stark minimalist feel of these…will make more for sure.
Very happy to be represented by Lando Gallery in Edmonton. Shipped ten paintings for our first exhibit together, here is a pic of one of the walls there. For more info http://www.landogallery.com/index.html
When the snow is falling and it’s cold outside there is nothing more fun than digging out some bright paint and working on new paintings. This year I’ve added fluorescent acrylics from the Golden brand to my palette for extra pop, so exciting!!! Here are a few of my favorites from this series:
Thrilled to have my work now at The Focus Gallery in Hamilton, Ontario woohoo! Shipped these four new paintings to Mark Strutt the owner of the gallery who is an amazing artist, here is a link to their website
…….check them out when you get a minute or drop in if you are in the area 🙂
Well one thing leads to another as “they” say…..the editor of The Artist Magazine saw my work in the 2016 AcrylicWorks3 book and asked if I would be willing to contribute an article about my work for their October 2016 issue, sweet that they used one of my paintings on the front cover. I took a couple of pics of the lay out to share with you….I’m a bit late getting the news out about it but here it is: