Wednesday, 30 January 2013


26 1/4" x 24"
66.5cm x 61cm
oil on canvas 


Monday, 28 January 2013

Tunnel Book with Pop-ups

This week's project is a 3D book. I chose to make a tunnel book and immediately thought of the Forbidden City in Beijing. I added the pop-ups. The base of this book is one piece of paper. 

5 1/4 " x 4 1/4"

May all you wish come true

Friday, 25 January 2013


Peacelines are a euphemistic way to refer to barriers, sometimes erected overnight with temporary intent, other times meant to endure.

Peaceline #1
13" x 13" (33cm x 33cm)
oil on canvas

Peaceline #2
13" x 13" (33cm x 33cm)
oil on canvas

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

One Piece of Paper + Scissors 2

The Ram's Horn:

One Piece of Paper + Scissors 1

The Four Minute book (4 minutes of folding):

"You are given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) the find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight."
Elizabeth Gilbert

Friday, 18 January 2013

One Piece of Paper

I just started a Handmade Book Art class and the first project is books made from one piece of paper. There are different structures to play with. This one is the 2 Minute book; that's 2 minutes to fold.  

The piece of paper, a map, is roughly 8" x 14". 

I chose a subject that needs clarification in my city. 

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Monday, 14 January 2013

Can't get over it

A new start on one of the "chalk board" walls. This time: can't get over it. A drive over the prairies this weekend helped. 

20" x 26"    51cm x 66cm

The green line is masking tape, which is not a permanent part of the painting.

A close up of the top left corner. 

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Pickets, beginning

Pickets started a long time ago and is not finished. This is where it stands.

26" x 24" -  67cm x 61cm

Thursday, 3 January 2013


Today I set about creating some order in my studio. I found these pieces tucked in a bin. They are preparatory work for the Brains, Hearts and Stomachs paintings (see my website for the paintings and statement) and despite several opportunities to discard them, I have continued to hold them back. 

Brains - 15" x 15"   38cm x 38cm
Hearts - 15" x 15"   38cm x 38cm
Stomachs - 15" x 15"    46cm x 46cm

All three are oil on board.