Sunday, August 27, 2017

Summer Meadow

Done with dogs for now, so wanted to do something different, so here are some flowers.

Title: Summer Meadow
Soft pastel
Size: 8 x 10 inches, matted to 11 x 14 inches
SOLD

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Various New Paintings

This is what I have been doing the last week or so.


Title: Down The Lane
Soft pastel
Size:8 x 10 inches, matted to 11 x 14 inches
For Sale: $30.00 unframed, plus shipping if not picked up in Lloydminster, AB.

Title: At The Corner
Soft pastel
Size:8 x 10 inches, matted to 11 x 14 inches
For Sale: $30.00, unframed, plus shipping if not picked up in Lloydminster, AB.

Title: Bud Miller Park

Soft pastel
Size:8 x 10 inches, matted to 11 x 14 inches
For Sale$30.00unframed, plus shipping if not picked up in Lloydminster, AB.

Title: At The River

Soft pastel
Size:8 x 10 inches, matted to 11 x 14 inches
For Sale$30.00unframed, plus shipping if not picked up in Lloydminster, AB.




















Title: At The Farm
Soft pastel
Size:8 x 10 inches, matted to 11 x 14 inches
For Sale$20.00unframed, plus shipping if not picked up in Lloydminster, AB.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bear

This is the 3 rd pug of 4 that a customer asked me to do for her daughter.

Title: Bear
Soft pastel
Size: 10 x 8 inches, matted to 14 x 11 inches and framed.
SOLD

Cabin

I don't think that I ever posted this one. A customer asked me to do a painting of their cabin for her husbands birthday.
I hope he liked it.

Title:Cabin
Oil on Canvas
Size: 20 x 16 inches

Friday, July 28, 2017

Catching Up

I have finally gotten some painting time and managed to finish the 3 oil paintings of Pansies that a lady had commissioned me to do.  Here they are:

Title: Pansy 1
Oil on canvas
Size: 12 x 16 inches

























Title: Pansy 2
Oil on canvas
Size: 12 x 16 inches

























Title: Pansy 3
Oil on canvas
Size:20 x 16 inches




















The 3 together.












Now I am working on 4 Pug dogs that another lady has commissioned.  I have 2 of them finished.

Title: Bob
Soft pastel
8 x 10 inches, matted and framed


























Title: Snugs
Soft pastel
8 x 10 inches, matted and framed

























Now to work on the other two.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Works In Progress

I have been lazy about blogging; but in between other things in life I have been painting.
At the moment I am working on two- 12 x 16 inch canvases for a lady.  She loves Pansies and asked me if I could paint some for her.  I am enjoying doing them as I have never done Pansies before so I started another bigger one just for the heck of it.  I haven't gotten far enough along on that one to show anything; but here are the other two for the customer.

Pansies 1 & 2, oil on  canvas, 12 x 16 inches.
















Friday, June 23, 2017

Wild Roses

Today I noticed a lovely photo on a site that I watch.  I messaged the photographer, Colleen Fink, asking for her permission to use her photo as a reference.  She graciously told me that I could.
My painting does not do her photo justice; but I really enjoyed doing it.  I love the wild roses, they are tough and resilient and smell wonderful and even give you colour in the winter with their red rose hips.
I looked at it for a few days and decided that I didn't like it, so I reworked it a bit.

Title:  Wild Roses
Soft pastel
Size: 8 x 10 inches, matted to 11 x 14 inches
For Sale


One that I finished the other day.

Title: Standing Alone
Soft pastel
Size: 10 x 8 inches, matted to 14 x 11 inches
For Sale

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Legend

This is my latest pastel painting. He is on his way to his new owner.

Title: Legend
Soft pastel
Size: 8 x 10 inches, matted to 11 x 14 inches



Sunday, June 11, 2017

Waiting For Paint To Dry

So while I wait for the oil painting to be dry enough to work on I am playing around with my pastels again.

Title:  Waiting
Soft pastel
Size: 10 x 8 inches, matted to 14 x 11 inches
For Sale













Thursday, June 8, 2017

Missing In Action

It has been a long time since I posted.  I was sick with pneumonia for quite a while and spent 3 weeks in the hospital and took some time at home to recover as I was very weak after.

Before I got sick I did finish this commission painting for a lady.  I like doing elevators as they are disappearing rapidly from our skyline, sad.

Title: Vermilion Elevator
Size: 16 x 20 inches
Oil on canvas

























I have done a couple of pastels since I have been back at it and am also working on a commission painting for a lady;but cannot post a photo as 1.) it is not finished and 2.) it is a gift for her husband so is a secret.
So, here are a couple of pastels anyway.

Title: Marsh
Soft pastel
Size: 10 x 8 inches, matted to 14 x 11 inches
For Sale:




















Title:  Got Milk?
Soft pastel
Size: 8 x 10 inches, matted to 11 x 14 inches

























That is all for today.







Monday, February 13, 2017

Winter Field 2

Another attempt of the lovely photo reference of Ryan Wunsch Photography, (used with permission of photographer).

Title: Winter Field 2
Soft pastel
Size: 8 x 10 inches, matted to 11 x 14 inches
For Sale
















Sunday, February 12, 2017

Winter Field 1

Here is a soft pastel painting I did using a photo reference with permission from Ryan Wunsch Photography. Thanks again Ryan.

Title: Winter Field 1
Soft pastel
Size: 8 x 10 inches
Sold pending pick up


Monday, January 30, 2017

Colmer Elevator

I grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan very near where this elevator stood at the time.  It is no longer there and hasn't been for a very long time; but someone sent me an old photo of it and so I attempted to paint it. Good memories.

Title: Vanished Giant
Oil on canvas
Size: 20 x 16 inches
For Sale:

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A Blue Door and Another Wolf

I have finished a couple more pastel paintings and am working on a couple of oil paintings as well.
So here are the finished pastel paintings.

Title: Wolf
Soft pastel on pastel paper
Size: 10 x 8 inches matted to 14 x 11 inches
Sold Pending Pick Up























Title:  Blue Door
Soft pastel on pastel paper
Size: 10 x 8 inches, matted to 14 x 11 inches
For Sale:















Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Soft Pastel



I find quite often that people don't understand the medium of Soft Pastel and seem to compare it to the chalk that children use. This is not so, Soft pastel as an art medium has been around for hundreds of years and many famous artists used pastels and these works still look beautiful hundreds of years later and hang in many of the most prestigious museums and galleries throughout the world. There are pastel paintings from the 16 th century that are still as beautiful today as the day they were painted.


Pastels are a PURE pigment that are formed into sticks with a small amount of binder and have a wonderful luminescence. It has no liquid binder that may cause other media to darken, fade, yellow, crack or blister with time. Good quality artist pastels are as costly as artist quality paints in other mediums, so it is not a "cheap" medium to work in.  Pastels can either be purchased by the single stick or in sets. The paper or board used for pastel painting also is comparable in cost to good artist canvases.

Some famous artists who used soft pastels were: Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Eugene Delcroix, Maurice Quentin de la Tour, Jean Francois Millet, Jean-Baptist-Simieion Chardin, Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot, Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec, Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, Edward Munch, James McNeil Whistler, Jean-Etienne Liotark, Rosalba Carriera, Leonardo Da Vinci, Auguste Rodin, William Rothenstein and James Whistler.

So there you go, more information about Soft pastel than you really wanted to know. :) Have a great day.

Some information taken from the following sites: http://www.bulimbaartstudio.com.au/famous-pastel-artists ,http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/drawing/pastel-drawings.htm

Friday, January 20, 2017

Wolf

Working on a couple of elevators in oil; but am waiting for them to dry a bit before moving on with them.
So the last few days I worked on a Wolf in pastels in between the usual daily stuff.

Title:  Wolf
Soft pastels on pastel paper
Size: 10 x 8 inches, matted to 14 x 11 inches.
For Sale: Can be purchased matted, mounted and framed if so desired.


























Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Prairie Ghost 1

Seeing as these beauties are so quickly disappearing from our horizons I thought I would paint a couple of them.  They bring back memories of growing up on the farm.

Title: Prairie Ghost 1
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Size: 16 x 20 inches
For Sale

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Update From A Lazy Blogger

I have been lazy about blogging and painting over the holiday season; but am back at it again.
I have a couple of finished ones to post,so here they are, the newest ones first.

Title: Marsh
Soft pastels
Size: approx. 11 3/4 x 8 inches, will be matted to 14 x 11 inches
For Sale:

















Title: Foggy Autumn Morning
Soft pastel
Size: approx. 11 3/4 x 8 inches, will be matted to 14 x 11 inches.
For Sale:


















Title: Winter Field
Soft pastel
Size: approx. 10 x 8 inches, will be matted to 14 x 11 inches
For Sale