Thursday, August 25, 2005

a little painting

Learning to deal with odd sightedness and paint on smaller canvases than I am used to. Major factor here being one of cost, these small canvases (10x8) were found at the dollar store. I had done the sketches for these over the last few weeks spent mostly in bed. finally yesterday I had it in me to be upright long enough and with amazig burst of passion and frenzy painted for five hours straight. I am actually pleased, unusual feeling for me, I normally have to work at not pitching the lot ito a corner to awauit recycling into soemthing else whenever I can next face what I have done. These, however, are allowed display on my wall. Pehaps because I am just so damned happy to be painting at all.

Today I painted these two wooden boxes. The one on the left is for my mam's birthday and has thefour seasons as a theme. The second box is a flurry of colours my garden now displays as seen with my altered eyesight.


ps. where is everyone, on holiday?

Friday, August 19, 2005

Fun with Fences

I have a preoccupation with fences. Lately I also have a strong liking for pastel effects, maybe because so often my own eyesight warps what I see much like this, and I've come to emjoy the alternate vision.

This fence is outside a dilapidated old house near Commercial Drive in Vancouver, all the plantlife is wild and unplanned, gorgeous.

A little further on the same side street a modest post-war bungalow painted white and accented with a very mediterranean turqoise puctuated with a brilliant display of hydrangea, blooms the size of cabbages.

Little sweet Maya looking over the fence at what will soon be a pumpkin patch.

Ain't life grand.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

photoplay with snap

this photo is of my grand daughter, resulting from my playfulness playing with sepia tone and pastel effects, Paint Shop Pro 7

Monday, August 08, 2005

Well, Short Vacations

Memories have a way of butting in. Lazy ummer days in Toronto's High Park when I still had two small kids whose favourite Sunday consisted of feeding ducks and an ice cream. This is just one of those painting that happen, nothing planned. That day is now over twenty years ago, about time I repeat the day with my grand daughter.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

A Vacation from the Human Form

What I intend as the first in a series of landscapes and stil-lifes. We'll see how long I can do without the human form.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Season Circle

Thursday, August 04, 2005

The window shade my best friend Larkin made. It is made of fabric and all hand stitched.

My painting "Mountain Spirit" which Larkin used as a base for her window shade.

Double Haiku - My Scarf Made By Megan

Birds must have dreamed it
For it seemed not made by hands
Swirling, soft, scarlet

Delicate feathers
Song of ruby ‘round my throat
I am clothed in wings

Megan, I loved seeing your bags here! They are almost as beautiful as my scarf!