Friday, July 31, 2009

Can't believe that July is OVER. Our weather has been cold and rainy, but have managed to paint outdoors without baking in the sun. This was one of the "plein air" creeks we painted. We also treked to Pinawa Dam and painted there for the glorious sunny day. I am still working on the watercolour of the scene and will post when finished.
This long weekend I am going up to Victoria beach to a girlfriends cottage where we will sell our art. She will be displaying her photographs from around the world and I will have some original unframed watercolours fro sale. Hope I can make some money and chat up some out door lovers. Wish me luck!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

This is a detail of the painting "Spanish Valley" Hope you can make out the Quail eggs, brown eggs, and flax seeds.

Spanish Valley

This watercolour was started as a demonstration in Spain. After visiting the Alhambra, I was blown away with the tiles and ceramics and mosaics. I wanted to have the students experiment with collage and recreate the affect of moasics in their watercolours. We saved brown egg shells and Quail egg shells as well as flax seeds and oat meal flakes for the tile pieces. Upon my return home I finished this in the studio.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


To Celebrate Canada Day I felt that Rendez-vous spoke to the meeting of friends and neighbours to blow off....fireworks! This painting is hanging in our national capital Ottawa, at Gallery 240.