Thursday, February 23, 2006


I am gaining on my labels. Well...sort of. :) Looking for a is one. An old one..."4 Seasons"

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Working on Labels...

I have to convert all my labels for my Natural Beauty Products because of the new Canadian labeling Laws. This means a lot of work...sigh. Is designing labels considered art? Here is a painting I finished a few weeks ago....

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Back online....

My hard drive was making weird noises and freezing up and cutting it was about to crash so I had to put a new one in. It went okay. I have been working on my Natural Beauty Products business...had some orders to fill and did some R & D. That is done...except for a bit of labelling. I am taking a day off. Tired! Anyway..still no art. Here is a photo I took of the Kettle Valley Steam Train last summer when we went for a ride on it. It is an authentic steam train that runs for several km behind Summerland, BC, Canada. Gorgeous views from the train. A bit of the old west.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

No Art Today!

Had to do a bunch of errands etc etc. And the next few days don't look good either. Sigh! I changed the layout of my blog a bit. Thanks for the info Morgana! I guess I could publish a Valentine's Day photo or something..but I don't have anything ready. Here is a cake that I made in a long time ago in a different life. Close enough? Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Monday, February 13, 2006


While I am waiting for my other painting to dry, I thought I would try to "fix" this one. It was looking flat. I added some highlights today. Now I will let it sit a while and then decide if I have to "fix" this layer. The picture isn't the greatest...but it sort of gives you the idea. 24" x 36" oil on canvas

Sunday, February 12, 2006

WIP Update and Whining!

Here is my today's effort. Yesterday was just a rough underpainting. Today I put some real paint on. It is looking dark and a little green. It seems my subsequent layers exist only to fix the previous layer. I will wait until it dries and glaze it. Here comes the whine: I am still sick-sinus thingy and I am too stubborn to get antibiotics. I am drinking foul herbal remedies (not so foul..tastes quite good!)

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Fooling around with Digital Art

I am in no way a digital artist but sometimes it is fun. I can let my imagination loose.

Small Beginnings...first post

Hi. First post here. I wanted somewhere to show my art as I create it, step by step. I did this today:
12" x 24" oils on canvas
It is the first layer. I need to get some work done for the summer show.