Category Archives: watercolour-a-day

We’re Up Next-beginning stages

This is a piece I’ve been working on all week.  It’s large…30″ X 20″ and it’s been a challenge to draw.  However, we’re off and running now!
This was from a photo I took at the Ranch Horse Competition this summer, and I loved the body language of both cowboy and horse.  Though they are still, you can feel the intensity of the horseman as they wait their turn.  The horse though, seems to be saying “We’ll be fine man; just chill!”
 Will post the finished product when it’s ready.

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Side Trip

Last week my parents came to stay, and since my dad grew up in the Cypress Hills, he loves to go for a drive out there.  So we did, and it was a golden fall day with the exquisite clear light we’re so blessed with in October (if it’s not snowing!!)
We took a side trip across from north of Elkwater, east to Eagle Butte  on our way home, and there was one stunning hillside after another.  This was one of them. Good thing we went when we did; it looks quite different this week!

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Alley off of Canyon Road

Canyon Road in Santa Fe, the “City Different”,  is a quaint 250year old street which is now home to many beautiful art galleries.  This is an alley which opens up to Canyon Road, and shows the gorgeous old adobe buildings so typical of the area.  On the far right you can see the exposed handmade bricks of a wall from which the adobe mud has eroded.  
This is such an organic and eco-friendly building style, I often wonder why it isn’t adopted on a larger scale.

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Teapot Sill Life

When we were young and working in Calgary, my sister and I lived together. This  teapot was a birthday gift she gave to me at that time.  Now 30 years later it is still my favourite teapot, used for special occasions.  This week, I had company who brought these flowers.  We had tea, and I’d bought groceries, thus the avocado on the cupboard.  All these events coincided in a “found still life” on my kitchen cupboard.
 

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Barn @ Echodale

I spent a beautiful morning painting on the hillside above the buildings at Echodale this summer.  What a lovely old white barn, of the style built around here about 100 years ago.  There are still quite a few of these around the countryside, but not many are as well-preserved as this one.  The spectacular setting of the S. Saskatchewan River valley doesn’t hurt either.

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

Tomato Season

We had our first really hard frost last night, and considering the date, that’s pretty generous of Mother Nature.  Her other recent gift was the fabulous tomato crop we had this year, the last of the fresh ones going into a batch of cabbage rolls for supper last night. 
Time and the seasons march on, changes are guaranteed to happen. I guess our job is to rise to each occasion.  

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Mystic Pronghorn

Today’s painting is in honour of one of the most beautiful animals on the prairie and a wish for them that the winter be gentle, the grass abundant, and the interferences of human habitation, as minimal as possible.  SOLD

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Horses of the High Country

Good friends operate the trailriding in summer and sleigh rides in winter, at beautiful Lake Louise in Banff National Park. Their winter pasture is high up on the front range of the rockies just east of the park. I was lucky enough to visit there for the spring gather a few years ago; an unforgettable experience.  

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Mission Bell

Ahhh, the blue skies and ancient adobe walls of New Mexico are calling me, and the closer we get to winter, the more that bell rings in my head!  I notice a lot of restless Canadians these days….pacing and gazing southward.  I imagine there are a lot of similarities between our behavior and that of our migratory bird friends.  

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Corner of Canyon & Delgado

A few years ago, I was blessed enough to be given an Artist’s Residency in a lovely old adobe compound on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.  It truly was a magical experience in a mystical town. Just up the street from my studio was the corner of Delgado Street, with the most intriguing and delightful adobe home ever.  I always wondered about the history of the place, (of that entire area of town actually) and wished I’d lived there 100, or even 200 years ago.

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