I think her work is terrific. Really expressive and dynamic, full of movement and energy. Very strong.
- Ann,
Montreal,
QC

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Selling Your Children - July 2020

The pandemic allows me time to paint, fight with the canvas, despair, attempt something new &, occasionally, succeed. Flowers for Vincent is such a case.

I'd recently painted over several older works I've never been satisfied with. A 10x8" canvas spoke to me as the likely recipient for an image of the irises in glasses & vases ranged along the dining table. I've painted irises many times.

But this time was tougher. There were too many flowers so I painted some out. Then not enough, then the light changed. I had the background colours right - or did I? The chalky sage green ground wasn't working. At the end of the 2nd day I took a break to review Vincent van Gogh's flower paintings, particularly the irises.

I discovered a well-known work of many irises against a white background has changed colour over the years. He'd originally painted them, as he wanted them, against a pinkish ground. Aha!

I overpainted the sage walls to disconcerting pinks & reinforced outlines. I made another pass, with thicker paint, reinforcing the flowers. It was done! I love it. But it sold immediately, almost against my will. It's like selling one's children.

Fortunately the pandemic also allows me time with the painting, until the owner can pick it up or I can deliver. Each time I pass it I stop to learn again what worked.

Showcase

Flowers for Vincent

10 x 8" / 25 x 20 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Ampersand

10 x 20" / 25 x 51 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$150

Abstrakt Cuppa

10 x 10" / 25 x 25 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Heard

24 x 36" / 61 x 91 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$650

Avenue

8 x 10" / 20 x 25 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Syncopation

16 x 20" / 41 x 51 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$240

Blasted Tree II

12 x 12" / 30 x 30 cm
Mixed Media on Cradled Panel
$110

Bouquet II

10 x 8" / 25 x 20 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

All Blues (Miles Davis)

16 x 20" / 41 x 51 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$240

Blasted Tree (1)

18 x 24" / 46 x 61 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$325

Break

16 x 20" / 41 x 51 cm
Acrylic on Board

A Stand of Trees

12 x 16" / 30 x 41 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$145

Meditation on Home

40 x 60" / 102 x 152 cm
Mixed Media
$1325

Buddies

12 x 16" / 30 x 41 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$145

Talisman

8 x 10" / 20 x 25 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$60

Deconstruction

16 x 12" / 41 x 30 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$145

Wildflowers

16 x 8" / 41 x 20 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Doodads in Loveland

11 x 14" / 28 x 36 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$115

Water Colour

20 x 20" / 51 x 51 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$300

Water Treatment

20 x 20" / 51 x 51 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$300

Bale

14 x 14" / 36 x 36 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Adage

20 x 24" / 51 x 61 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$360

Horse Play

10 x 20" / 25 x 51 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Food for Love: Love Beans

8 x 8" / 20 x 20 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Crepusule II

12 x 16" / 30 x 41 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$145

Crepuscule

8 x 10" / 20 x 25 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Night Light

16 x 12" / 41 x 30 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$145

Ames Soeurs (Soul Sisters)

16 x 16" / 41 x 41 cm
Mixed Media
$190

Sentinel

14 x 11" / 32 x 28 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Some Pig

14 x 11" / 36 x 28 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Colour Theory

24 x 24" / 61 x 61 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$430

Jack & Jenny

16 x 8" / 41 x 20 cm
Acrylic on canvas

Centre

8 x 10" / 20 x 25 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$60

Party

20 x 20" / 51 x 51 cm
Mixed Media on Canvas
$300

Hen's Teeth

12 x 9" / 30 x 23 cm
Mixed Media on Canvas
$80

Bossy & Posse @ the Fair

12 x 24" / 30 x 60 cm
Acrylic on Board
$215

Doodad Daredevils

16 x 16" / 41 x 41 cm
Acrylic on Board
$190

Cow in a Cool Crib

11 x 14" / 28 x 36 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$115

Daisy

8 x 8" / 20 x 20 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
50

Got Milk!

11 x 14" / 28 x 36 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Ham 'n Eggs

16 x 20" / 41 x 51 cm
Acrylic on Board

E_I_E_I_O

16 x 16" / 41 x 41 cm
Acrylic on Board

Insert Cow Here

12 x 24" / 30 x 61 cm
Mixed Media on Board
$215

John Deer / Jane Doe

16 x 16" / 41 x 41 cm
Mixed Media on Board

Barn I

12 x 9" / 30 x 23 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$80

Not Canadian Geese

10 x 8" / 24 x 20 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$85

Doodad Monarchy

14 x 11" / 36 x 28 cm
Acrylic on Board
$325

Doodad Hierarchy

18 x 24" / 46 x 81 cm
Mixed Media on Canvas
$325

Pond II

16 x 12" / 41 x 30 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$160

Book Island

18 x 36" / 46 x 91 cm
Mixed media on canvas
$650

Sonnyscape

12 x 16" / 30 x 41 cm
Mixed media on board
$145

Late Show

24 x 20" / 61 x 51 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$360

Hot Line

12 x 12" / 30 x 30 cm
Mixed media
$260

Child's Play IV (mas)

24 x 20" / 61 x 51 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$360

Child's Play III (es)

24 x 20" / 61 x 51 cm
Acrylic on canvas

Child's Play II (ca)

24 x 20" / 61 x 51 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$360

Child's Play I (dc)

24 x 20" / 61 x 51 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$360

It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature

54 x 36" / 137 x 91 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$1050

Orchard IV

16 x 16" / 41 x 41 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$195

Orchard III

16 x 16" / 41 x 41 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$190

Orchard II

16 x 16" / 41 x 41 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$190

Love Letter II: Truth

16 x 16" / 41 x 41 cm
Mixed media on canvas
$190

Orchard

16 x 16" / 41 x 41 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$190

Fountain

12 x 10" / 30 x 25 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$90

For Some Things There Is No Explanation

12 x 24" / 30 x 61 cm
Acrylic on canvas

Flood Plain

18 x 24" / 46 x 61 cm
Acrylic on canvas
325

Mystic Mountain

12 x 48" / 30 x 122 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$425

Bonsai

48 x 80" / 122 x 203 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$2100

Frieze

20 x 100" / 51 x 254 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$1100

Background: Coast

18 x 24" / 46 x 61 cm
Acrylic on linen
$325

Delusion

20 x 16" / 51 x 41 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$240

Something Everything Nothing (Diptych)

40 x 40" / 102 x 102 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$880

Sera

48 x 32" / 122 x 81 cm
Acrylic on canvas

Giorno

48 x 32" / 122 x 81 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$845

Tea Party (Triptych)

24 x 24" / 61 x 61 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$550

Trapeze

24 x 12" / 61 x 30 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$215

Bistro

36 x 24" / 91 x 61 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$645

Alfresco (Diptych)

24 x 24" / 61 x 61 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$435

Sisyphus (Diptych)

30 x 60" / 76 x 152 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$990

Pumpkin Field

20 x 16" / 51 x 41 cm
Acrylic on linen
$335

Bower

20 x 28" / 51 x 71 cm
Acrylic on canvas

Forbidden Fruit III

36 x 24" / 91 x 61 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$785

Soul Grown Deep

30 x 24" / 76 x 61 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$655

Armour

28 x 20" / 71 x 51 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$550

The Red Hat

60 x 40" / 152 x 102 cm
Acrylic on canvas

Flower Shoppe

30 x 24" / 76 x 61 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$725

One Lump or Two?

36 x 48" / 91 x 122 cm
Acrylic on canvas

But Is It Art?

24 x 36" / 61 x 91 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$825

Feathered Friends

48 x 24" / 122 x 61 cm
Acrylic on canvas
875

Dali Valley (diptych)

24 x 36" / 61 x 91 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$825

Pippi

30 x 24" / 76 x 61 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$725

Diva

28 x 22" / 71 x 56 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$585

Grande Dame

28 x 22" / 71 x 56 cm
Acrylic on canvas

Fifteen Minutes, Yellow

18 x 14" / 46 x 36 cm
Acrylic on canvas
$260

Fifteen Minutes, Orange

18 x 14" / 46 x 36 cm
Acrylic on canvas

4-Colour study with jug

12 x 12" / 30 x 30 cm
Mixed media on canvas
$160

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