Summer roses on reclaimed wood

Summer roses on reclaimed wood

Summer roses are in their glory at this time of year.  No need for store bought bouquets of imported flowers.  Our gardens readily supply us with fresh cuttings of delicately scented summer flowers. “A token of my unyielding love/ So that when winter’s mettle steals the earth/ And all around seems dead and cold/ This […]

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mixed media painting - watercolour and coloured pencils

Only summer to your heart

“I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.”  ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay. “Only summer to your heart” 12 X 9 mixed media painting on Fabriano Hot Press watercolour paper. I hadn’t painted with watercolours in quite a while.  With this painting there were many […]

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portrait of Golden Retriever on red pillow

“Lady” – a beloved furry friend

“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love…they depart to teach us about loss.  A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart.  If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big.” ~ Erica Jong. 8X8 mixed media portrait of “Lady” resting on a red pillow.   […]

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Reclaimed wood art – “In her protective arms”

“My heart weeps when I see abuse or cruelty to any animal”. ~ Anthony Douglas Williams, Inside the Divine Pattern. This reclaimed wood art is third in a series. “In her protective arms”.  This girl, painted on an old piece of cedar decking,  is quite relieved to have found her puppy who wandered off behind […]

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Muskox at Mosaicanada150

MOSAICANADA150 – themed art exhibit to celebrate 150 years of history

On a beautiful sunny day recently, I visited MOSAICANADA150, a combination of different art forms that took my breath away. Set in Jacques Cartier Park in Gatineau, Québec, this horticultural display is meant to take us on a voyage through 150 years of “history, values, culture and arts in Canada.” It is well worth the […]

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How I paint a cat: step-by-step process

“If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much. ” ~ Mark Twain. Cats do seem very purposeful wouldn’t you say?  Especially so when their owner wants something from them such as a good photo. Cat owners must […]

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