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Thoughts in no particular order

  • Notes on creating a new painting

    A new canvas is always an adventure waiting to happen. Some people carefully plan their work, laying out the composition, setting out colours that have secondary and complimentary contrasts, list the qualities which they are going to use to portray their subject. Not me – or so I thought. Now I realise that my jump…

  • Thoughts in April 2013

    OK, well here goes. I became a grandma this last week. I also painted a window for Mother’s day at Quality Foods in Campbell River. This work is more of a commercial art genre; however the same basic values underlie all my art. The process of communication is paramount even if the context of communication…

  • Artist’s Skills

    Observation – Of all the skills developed by an artist, observation is one of the foundations. The ability to critically examine the world around her, starts with visual (and often aural) observation. Developing the ability and habit of seeing what is actually in front of her instead of assuming something is a certain way, is…

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