Category Archives: Alberta

October Breezes

It’s that time of year! One golden, warm and best of all…windless day after another. Although winter isn’t my favourite, I’m glad to live in a place that enjoys the variety of the 4 seasons. 

SOLD

7 X 10″ on 140lb Fabriano

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Songster of the Sweetgrass

The Meadowlarks have been disappointingly quiet this summer, after a lot of racket this spring. However, this weekend at Maple Creek, I could hear them singing at the edge of town.  They’ll be gathering up the brood and getting ready to head south…all too soon to suit me.
 This is from a photo I took down at Writing-on-Stone  this spring.

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Porter’s Sagebrush Flat

  Having spent time this week with Charlie Russell’s watercolours and his recording of the vast herds of antelope, deer and bison, I really appreciated seeing Porter’s buffalo on the sagebrush flat near Walsh today on my way to Maple Creek.  They look so congruent in this landscape, and loving native grasslands and wildlife as I do, this sight totally made my day.

Delphiniums @ Echodale

Echodale Farm  was my location of choice yesterday, and the flowers were in all their glory; there were even some delphiniums still in bloom.  I loved how the light hit them and lit them up against the dark foliage background.  Again, I tried to paint them much wetter and more directly, with no layering or glazing. It’s fun, but I’m not getting the lost edges I want,   so I’ll keep trying. 

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Buffalo Star Tipi

When I was in Calgary in July showing my work at the Hyatt Hotel, part of their extensive Canadian art collection were some historical photos.  This little painting is derived from a sepia-toned early 1800’s vintage photo of a Pikani tipi, depicting a beautiful example of gorgeous design and elegant function.

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Farmstead and the Rockies

 This is one of the scenes I encountered this weekend on my travels to a family wedding. Another abandoned farmstead stands in a sea of wheat, presided over by the rusting old wind mill.  Such a nostalgic and now a very common sight! 

Imagine coming here a century or more ago to find the pristine spot this must have been, and carving out your livelihood, and community in such a place and at such a time. 

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Launch-ready

“A rare old bird is a pelican”!  and this one wasn’t comfortable with our proximity, so had his wings at half mast, ready to embark on the laborious task of launching himself  airborne. Meanwhile I loved how he was lit up by the sun and so beautifully outlined by the shadowed shoreline.

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Loon @ Police Outpost Lake

I couldn’t wait to attempt one of these extraordinary birds….I’ve only had a few minutes today, so this was a quick drawing in my sketch book, with overlays of watercolour.  Who can resist the fascinating blanket of dots, dashes and squares of white on a shiny black background; those squiggly calligraphic lines through the collar and onto the chest, the magnificent head and bright red eye!? All this is enough, and then!!      there’s the haunting call.  This was a close encounter with nature, and an incredible gift.

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Corrals and Chief Mountain

I’m still down here in the SW corner of the province, lucky me, and this rugged old set of corrals with it’s breath-taking backdrop was one of the sights we passed on our way to Police outpost Lake yesterday. It’s been such a great year for rain, and the pastures and meadows are still knee deep in grass and wildflowers. 
 There are some tell-tale signs though that summer’s days are numbered, as time and the seasons roll on.

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Parade Day

 Oh how I love painting these guys! How about this beautiful young face…and then there’s the regalia;  the designs an absolute delight for the soul. Thankfully many of the old outfits have been saved and some of the young women from the Blood Tribe (and undoubtedly others as well) are painstakingly relearning the design and beading techniques.
Probably, now that Calgary Stampede is over, this young guy has his basball cap, wranglers and a t-shirt back on, but at least he was generous enough to share this version of his history with all of us.

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