Tuesday, 26 January 2016

'Walls: Arbitrary Impediments' at Rosthern Station Arts Centre

On the corner of Railway Ave and 6th St, in the town of RosthernSaskatchewan 


The Station Arts Centre presents a full slate of events, year round.

My 'Walls' paintings are currently on display. 
The show is up until March 11th.
I invite you to go and see it.  
Open Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00-4:00.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016


When I begin a painting I do a lot of things that don't look like painting: I walk the dog, knit, maybe read, mull about, and clean the kitchen. There are the decisions. Is this idea worth the time and effort as well as the space it will take in the world? Is it a drawing or a painting? What will it say? Can I do it? Then more practical questions. Oil or acrylic? Why would I even consider acrylic? Include other media? White, dark or coloured background? Image in front or behind set-up? 

The answers so far. Painting or drawing? Painting. Oil or acrylic? Oil. Background? White gesso, red undercoating. Image under or over? Kinda both -- I changed the question as I worked.



Just getting started.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Lichens and Light

I finished this project just before the new year. It is 3 feet across (91cm).  I will follow this with a post with detail shots, but first a few photos of how the light plays on it over the mid-day hours.