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Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Clock

This is at the "Harvest to Home Market" in their entertainment room. Gail purchased a clock ( in the center) but she thought it was too small for the wall she wanted to hang it on, so I painted around it! I think it looks very cool. I love clocks and I happen to have a few around our house. Which one shall I paint around.......hmmmm.
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Monday, December 6, 2010

Luxx Hair Salon

These are painted at Luxx Hair Salon in Lloydminster, near the south Tim's.  It was tricky getting the facial proportions correct.  In fact, the first version looked like Sarah Jessica Parker, eyes too close together and long nose and face.  I like this version much better .

The writing is definitely on the wall.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Paint, Paint, Paint...paint!

I have been working on this BIG project for a long time.  It's in Ulmer Chevrolet's showroom in Lloydminster.  It consists of a mural painted directly on the walls, then 6 large canvases painted and hung ontop of the mural.  The clocks signify luxury, time ( as a reference to the vintage automobiles) and it's time to buy a new car.  Also, I love clocks. I learned a lot about cars, too.


'68 Camaro

66 Chevelle SS

57 Chevy

63 split window Corvette

1960 artist

Sunday, November 21, 2010

"The Door"

This framed acrylic on canvas painting is 36 x 24 inches. My husbands family have a farm that is over 100 years old. The old house is still standing, although the kitchen has fallen into the cistern. This is one of the doors, without a knob. I had a hard time photographing this painting without a glare.

This painting is available at the "Harvest to Home Market" in Lloydminster.
If you haven't been there, you need to go.
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Summer Birch 24 X 36 impressionistic acrylic heavily textured

This painting is a new favorite. It can be seen at "Harvest to Home Market"  It will be for sale and hanging in the entertainment room.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Barn in Winter 24 x 36

I love this old barn.  It is north of Maidstone at the junction on hwy 303.....I'm pretty sure.  I don't pay too much attention to road signs.  This painting is semi abstract.  The snow in the forground is heavily textured.  This painting is for sale.
It will be on display at Harvest to Home Market
Opening November 9th
or you can email me or leave a comment here.
I would enjoy any feedback.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Poppy Garden

I wish inspiration would come in time to go to bed at a descent hour!  I finished this painting at 2:00 a.m. but I was all fired up and couldn't go to sleep.  This is one of four paintings that will hang in the "Harvest to Home Market" in their entertainment room.  They are all for sale, too!

Harvest to Home Market

This mural is painted on a "blackboard" background. It's at the new "Harvest to Home Market" which will be opening soon. A wonderful idea of local food, fresh baked goods, grind your own flour, have a cup of coffee or take a cooking class....and so much more. Can't wait Tami and Gail. Check out their website at
The cookbooks were my husbands grandmothers and date to about the 1930's

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


This was a commission for a little boy's baptism. I have done lots of hockey murals but this was the first one on canvas. And the little guy's name is Drew, just like our "little" boy.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Door

Here is another painting based on my trip to New York. We were on a "shopping tour" (don't you love it?) and were led to an old church that had been turned into a designers market. There was clothing, jewelry, hats, was amazing. This brick wall surrounded a church just down the street. The old metal door had rusted beautifully. It had so much character. Just had to paint it. A birthday gift for a friend.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hanging out in the Graveyard!!?

Honest, this is me this afternoon, October 13, painting on a grave marker. A touching story, really. The man that contacted me to paint is the son of the stone mason who carved this headstone in 1908. He come to look at the headstone a couple of years ago, only to find that it had fallen over. He had someone come in to stand it and set it in cement, then spent hours scrubbing and cleaning the cross and the inscription. He asked me to paint within the carved letters to make them more pronounced. I forgot my camera so asked him to take a photo with my cell phone. I was laying on my tummy on top of "Albert Curtis's" grave. He passed away at the age of 39 in 1907. I said "Sorry, Albert, I hope you don't mind." Sure glad it was fairly warm today!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


My great niece, Emily. She has such thick eyelashes, one day she was blinking, and said, Auntie Michelle, my eyelashes are tangled!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cassandra's room

This little girl is a real princess hanging out with with another in her room. The mural also features her cat, Macey and her dog, Brian.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Nest 1

Nest 1
This acrylic painting is very textured. I "piped" paint for the nest. You can almost feel each twig.
This Painting is
is 11 X 14
signed on the front and signed and dated on the back.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"Silver Leaf"

This is a cool painting. Lots of texture and the use of genuine silver leaf. This painting is also available at "Grower Direct" in Lloydminster.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

24 X 30
Acrylic on Canvas

I had so much fun with this painting. I actually painted it on top on another one that I didn't want anymore, and I used a palette knife for most of it. The calla lilies I bought to use as a reference didn't last very long, but the painting will.

Friday, July 16, 2010

I love this one!!

Kamryn was blowing bubbles outside one windy sunday and I was snapping pictures. I had trouble with her hand but I eventually got it!
The painting is 14 X 11
oil on canvas

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


This 8 ft X 4 ft mud bogger
commission that was picked up today. I am trying to get ready for the "Arts Without Borders" art market, June 12, in the Atrium Centre.