Brush and Ink painting

the second of the year

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Kitsilano in the snow #2

Inspired by a magical morning on Kitsilano Beach after the snowfall before Xmas, which I posted about in backdrop to a life: part 2 and which was also the inspiration for the first of the year.

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The Gift of the Four Treasures has once again weaved its magic spell with the superpower that resides in its brushes and ink.

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Looks like the beginning of a new series for a new year.

when it’s snowing outside

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what’s the matter I 5.12.16

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what’s the matter II 5.12.16

Making full use of the 11″ x 15″ cut out centres of my 20″ x 24″ mats,
with the snow silently falling outside the studio.

a gift for a gift

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The First Treasure

Back in September you will remember my pleasure at receiving The Gift of the Four Treasures from a special friend. My first ink painting using the gift I titled The First Treasure and today it was time to mat and frame it ready to give it to her as the gift that was promised.

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Wearing an old pair of black leather gloves to protect my hands as I cleaned the glass together with the anticipation of seeing the framed image hanging on the studio wall are part of a familiar and welcome ritual that I always look forward to.

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With thirty new pristine mats ready to go, lots more framing to come.

P.S. For this week’s Discover Challenge: One, Two, Three, the challenge from Krista to photographers and artists is to create in sets of three, working in triptychs to capture a subject in evolution. I hope this triptych of the three photographs matting, framing, and hanging The First Treasure captures the spirit of the Krista’s challenge.

The Gift of the Four Treasures: Part Three

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The final variation from the Gift of the Four Treasureswatercolour, pen, brush and ink