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Deltaport variation 2.9.15, matted and framed.

Returning from Vancouver Island one stormy August evening in 2015 led to this painting of the cranes of Deltaport against a fiery night sky at sunset and painted two years ago today.

With this post I am thinking of all the recent and ongoing natural disasters around the world this summer, the catastrophic flooding in Texas and South Asia and the wild fires here in British Columbia, all of which have led to so many lost homes and treasured possessions and to too many lost lives for whom today’s post is dedicated together with the volunteers and neighbours helping neighbours who are showing the best of humanity in these troubled times.

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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 🙂

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Canada Day 1.7.15   matted and framed

In celebration of Canada’a 150th birthday

Happy Canada Day

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yellow in between 3.10.16 matted and framed

In memory of our beloved Sunday who was sitting beside this painting in yesterday’s picture.