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Sept 15/16 PAINT OUT

SORRY  but the Porpoise Bay event has been cancelled due to lack of interest and scheduling issues with the Provincial Park and campsite closure. If you would still like to visit the Sunshine Coast PLEASE   contact Jan Enjoy some plein air painting during the IPAP weekend – down at the colorful Gibsons Landing wharf next […]

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Summer garden

sometimes the light is just right on a cloudy day. Or things comes up together just right. Gardening is a patient pastime. I can wait. Those little snippets of color and combinations give me joy and inspiration. thought I would share some of my favorites    

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COMING SOON – online sales for Natural Pattern series

I have just dropped off the originals for scanning and archiving to HAMBLETON Fine Art Services, my gallery rep in Vancouver. They have taken on the Natural Pattern series for their Canadian Collection and offer easy and secure online ordering and purchasing. Hambleton are a long standing member of Vancouver’s design community offering fine art, […]

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MAY  26 & 27  10 am – 4 pm Introducing the new NATURAL PATTERNS series of paintings this will be an opportunity to see the original panels displayed and order a size to start your collection. The VERANDAH SHOW showcases original art throughout my home (and hopefully garden if the weather cooperates…) regardless of the […]

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Northern bound. CA sun

Fairfield CA (Napa) to Grants Pass Oregon Driving weather was fabulous – sunny and quiet on the highways being a Sunday. Not so many trucks I think. We were making such good time that I stopped in at the roadside Sacramento Wildlife refuge  for Brian to take time out for some birding and me do […]

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Below Sea level – and back again

you may notice that I have left off with the “day” numbering. too hard to keep track now. and simply counting the days we have remaining. Brian is already planning his projects and activities at home to fill the few days before he returns to work. At least he didn’t have his Blackberry with him […]

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Canyons and Beyond

Day 41 Feb 23 Thurs Depart Williams AZ – and on to Marble Canyon just not enough hours in the day or days in the month…or months in this holiday. We were SO hoping to go east to Canyon de Chelly (heard great things about it) but we don’t want to have to add another […]

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Canyon bound – leaving Arizona

Day 39 Feb 21 Tuesday Departing SEDONA short drive to FLAGSTAFF (7000ft altitude!) looking out at the sunrise, bluebirds and hot air ballons over the red rocks of Sedona. A pretty spectacular place even on a dull day. We have been so fortunate in our location here…walk out the back door and into the pristine […]

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Painting on location. Sedona

Well it is always a challenge to work on location anywhere – but if you can dress for it and anticipate the weather – and keep your digits warm it can be the most rewarding experience. I find the direct views and demand for speed working under outdoor conditions creates a “looseness” and freedom that […]

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Sedona Plein Air

quick update as I am heading out the door to day 3 of my Plein air workshop with Micheal Chesley Johnson in Sedona Arizona. Some challenging weather so far – a bit of snow  – a bit of sun – and pretty cold. makes for interesting views and chilly conditions. the last photo (with the […]

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