My intention for this blog was and is to write about art, my art, other inspiring creative projects. On family day this year I found myself thinking about my father and baking a cake. Cherry Pound Cake is the birthday treat I made for him for many years. Often, he said there weren’t enough cherriesContinue reading “Cherry Pound Cake”
I have very mixed feelings about customized/targeted marketing. The pinnacle of great marketing of late seems to be the ability to give customers exactly what they want without any barriers. In my day job, I hear discussions heralding the NetFlix and Amazon experience as the ultimate goal of any commercial service. Isn’t it fantastic thatContinue reading “Custom Content”
Well, that was certainly a year like no other. We have seen remarkable acts of humanity and inhumanity through 2020. I am so fortunate to work from home, to have a home, to have friends and family. As a Canadian, I found that in spite of restrictions, or even because of them, there were manyContinue reading “Happy 2021!”
The Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls is a fabulous place to practice with my favourite zoom lens. Still sorting out which ones are good but this is one of the best so far.
From my sketchbook… a great line from a Rush song. This is a doodle, really, but I think the line and concept is worthy of more exploration.
My first large-scale flower painting in a few years 60″ x 24″. Also the first time I haven’t sketched it out obsessively ahead of time. I dragged a canvas out of storage and with a photo of some pink roses on hand, I painted this composition freestyle, using crimson shades to complement my seasonal decor.
A few years ago my parents asked me to do a painting for over their fireplace. I think it was 2010. I painted a honeysuckle flowerscape inspired by a photo that I took in the south of France. They had a landscape in mind — I hadn’t painted a landscape for years. I started a diptychContinue reading “Finally finished”
I’ve been very attracted to fancy typefaces and hand lettering this year and hope to carry this interest into the new year with some experimentation. So wishing all my friends family and site visitors…
I love pretty flowers. I love to grow them, take pictures of them and paint pictures of them in all their colourful glory. The spectrum of colour that can be found in even the most modest garden is breath-taking. So, look around, enjoy, feel peace and beauty.