Painting

liberty weeps

August 11th and 12th, 2017 will be forever remembered as two days of infamy that brought terror, shame, evil and murder to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia. I send my condolences to the family and friends of Heather Heyer, murdered as she bravely stood up against bigotry and hatred, and whose words on her Facebook read “If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention.”

I also send condolences to the families and friends of Lt. H. Jay Cullen, Trooper Berke M.M. Bates, who also died as a result of the evil that visited their city.

May they all rest in peace and may Liberty’s flame act as beacon of hope.

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Lessons from the Great Masters Day 14 – 20.7.15 matted and framed

In July 2015 working my way through Tony Smibert and Joyce Townsend’s Tate Watercolour Manual: Lessons from the Great Masters, this lesson was titled Painting onto coloured paper: watercolour heightened with gouache.  The book was introduced to me by my friend the inspiring artist and teacher Debi Riley from Perth Australia.  Thanks again Debi 🙂

dance studio

 

for the love of dance continued in the studio this afternoon
 

 

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” Martha Graham
 

maturday for Canada Day

Canada Day 1.7.15   matted and framed

In celebration of Canada’a 150th birthday

Happy Canada Day

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A girl can never have enough shoes however old she is matted and framed.

I painted this after the birth of our first granddaughter who is twenty three months old today and excited to meet her cousin who is now six days old. Two of the most beautiful little girls in the world – do I sound like a proud grandpa? – it’s allowed I think 🙂

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We Remember matted and framed.

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of The Battle of Vimy Ridge.

brought to you by the color yellow

After the y of yellow in yesterday’s maturday no surprise that after green and red today’s post is brought to you by snippets of the color yellow, and again each is linked to its original post.

      

      

      

For some reason I feel a little blue coming on!