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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Beccy's Birthday Cake

Beccy loves Shoes
Brenda had the bright idea that Beccy should have a shoe cake. (And I mean that in a nice way) 
It actually turned out pretty cool......even if it was rather large!
It sort of looked like a something a drag queen or a cross dresser would wear!!
I used a pillar for the heel and made the toe of the shoe out of chocolate cake "truffle paste".
You take cake, crumble it, and add cream and melted chocolate, then you can mold it and it tastes pretty damn good, too.
The red of the shoe is made with red candy wafers, melted then mixed with corn syrup to make a "modelling candy"

"The Savoy, New York, NY"

Not for Sale
My friend Beccy celebrated her birthday yesterday and I did this painting just for her.  We were in New York last August, and while on a  "Shopping Tour"  we saw this lovely restaurant in SoHo.  I was enchanted by the architecture, the cobblestone streets and the people. I was snapping pictures constantly and running to catch up to the rest of the group.  Beccy seemed to really like her painting, but I love how it went with our kitchen counter and backsplash!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

"Stained Glass I and Stained Glass II"

two 10 x 20
for the pair
acrylic on canvas
original tree painting
sides painted black ready to hang
While out for a walk at our lake in November, I was inspired by the trees and the light.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


I am working on this painting for a friend of mine.  Her son played  football for the Lloyd Comp Barons for three years, and the team won the Wheatland Football League all three years.  He is graduating this year.  It sort of looks like a paint by number, doesn't it?  I see #9, #46, #55...LOL.

"Stained Glass I and Stained Glass II"

Two 10 X 20
acrylic on canvas
150.00 for the pair

As part of my exploration of trees, I decided to paint these birch trees in a abstract manner.  I painted the canvases with Cadmium Yellow first, then painted over that using white, aqua, yellow oxide and unbleached titanium white.  I really like how it turned out.  These paintings are for sale. To purchase you can leave a comment, email me or contact me on Facebook.    Tomorrow I start on a large mural at the Francophone School here is Lloydminster.  I will post photos of my progress.  Check back often for updates.

Monday, January 3, 2011

"Birch Grove"

I donated this painting tothe Vic Juba Theatre Fundraiser Gala Silent aution

It sold for 700.00
(smiley face!)
31.5 X 25.5
"Birch Grove"
Acrylic on Canvas
Beautifully frames with 2 inch deep "floating" black frame


These birch trees are from Murphy Lake, also. They are up the hill from our place, at Doreen's, where the evergreens grow thick and make a beautiful backdrop for a grove of white birch.

My plan is to paint and explore a different theme or subject each month. January is obviously "trees" February will be "love".
I would like to have your input for ideas. You become a "follower" of the blog and then you can email me a photo of what you think of when you think love. I could be a baby, a puppy, grandparents, candy, a car, a sport, a get the picture. If I choose to paint from your photograph, you will have the option to purchase the painting. There will be no obligation to buy.
The theme for March is "barns and doors". (I reserve the right to change my mind on this theme.) If you have any suggestions, please feel free to share.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

"Summer's End"

24 x 30
acrylic on canvas
What a deal

You can purchase by clicking on paypal

New photo of the same painting. I hope there is less glare.
Hot off the easel, my first painting in 2011.
We have a cabin at Murphy Lake, Saskatchewan. It is surrounded by birch trees, poplar trees, willows and wildflowers. The deer will eat right out of my husbands hand and the chickadees and wrens sing and the hummingbirds empty the feeders almost as fast as we can fill them. I love it there. The end of summer fills me with a sort of sadness. I know that many of the birds will go south, and my parents, too. There won't be any swimming, shouts of laughter as someone gets dumped off the tube, or party boat cruises to watch the sunset, until next year. I love the cabin in the winter, too. We don't get there as often, but we enjoy the crisp, cold air and playing Farkle by the fire with our friends.

I hope 2011 brings everyone a year of fun, friendship, good times and happy memories.

"Summer's End"24 X 30
heavily textured acrylic
gallery wrapped, painted on the edges, ready to hang or be framed.
Sorry for the glare, I will try to get a better photo in the daylight tomorrow.
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