Category Archives: artists

Shaggy

My favourite sunflowers are the big, heavy-headed ones, and last week my friend Kathy brought me a bouquet of them….we were both sad about the loss of our friend Joyce.  

As the week has gone on those sunflowers have gotten saggier and shaggier….and more fun to paint.  
 So to you Joyce…I hope there are fields full of sunflowers where you are now. 

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.

Emotion

 Not saying what today’s painting is about…that would preclude you letting it do the talking!  So let me know what it says to you….I’ll be interested to hear. 

7 X 10″ on 140lb Fabriano

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.

War Pony

Today I felt like playing, so I did this little abstract running horse.  He needed jazzing up so I added feathers and some war paint, and whadya know?! a War Pony.  It looks like he’s galloping past a corner of the globe, so he could be a globe-trotting War Pony.  Whatever.  It’s fun to simplify and experiment. 

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.

Tee’s New Romels

My friend Trent, a working cowboy and family man who loves competing at Ranch Rodeos, is also a rawhide braider.  Check out this incredible romel rein he just traded to his friend Tee, in exchange for a border collie pup!  If you’re unfamiliar with rawhide braiding, take my word for it, it is an incredibly complicated and difficult art form.  These reins are built of about 12 strands of finely cut rawhide strips (even this much of the process is difficult and time-consuming!) which are then tightly and beautifully woven into this exquisite heavy , yet lively on your horses mouth, rein.  The added knots, loops and popper on the end are all of themselves a challenge that not many people care to even try.  All I can say is….there must be a pretty special pedigree on that pup!

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.

Blackfoot on Eighth

Well this guy rode through here yesterday, and he had us all scrambling for our cameras! I enjoyed painting him so much, and you may see him and others from this week’s great festivities, showing up on this blog or my web-site.  Maybe some bigger pieces even.  I sold this already, and he’s off to hang in a home in Wales.  It’s been a lot of fun this week, but we’ll be folding our tents and stealing away in a few hours. Thanks to the Hyatt for hosting us,  and to everyone who came by.

SOLD

Steven Ave. Stampede Week

It was a brilliant, sunny day here in Calgary, the likes of which we get only a few every year.  The Steven Ave. Mall, the core of downtown, was full of people, eating in cafes on the street, playing, singing and dancing.  I heard native drumming too and a posse of Blackfoot in full regalia rode by on horseback.  I didn’t have my camera, which breaks my heart….a young guy with a headdress of feathers and buckskin breeches, rode  by busily texting from the back of his horse!! Do we have a “Distracted Riding Law”?

I did this little quickie from my camera…the scene just outside the doors of the hotel. Hope you all had a sunny summer day as well.

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.

Art Show @ The Hyatt

Well, I risked life and limb and managed to find
(a) downtown Calgary 
(b) the Hyatt Hotel!!!

Got my booth set up in the gorgeous Sandstone Lobby, and am tickled pink to be here. What a beautiful art show we have going!
 So for today, this is all you get.  Summer and life have gotten in the way of my daily painting practice, but maybe I’ll get a chance to paint here today.  Come by & see me if you’re in town! 

White Horse Series-#4

With a black drawing pen, I’m too able to create little dips & doodles, so this time I used a charcoal pencil and allowed myself straight lines only! It is fascinating to me how very little information you need to include in order to have an image that says “horse’! This would not be mistaken for camel, cow, donkey or even zebra. That little piece of “knowing” has been the gem I’ve taken from this exercise in abstraction….A horse is a horse, of course of course. 

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.

White Horse Series-#3

This piece is a bit simpler yet and the red background is my idea of fun….a dramatic backdrop for my #3 guy.  Again,  black pen and no worry about mistakes…I just try to get the essence of “horse”
 I’m packing paintings up for my up-coming show in Calgary. Normally I’d rather crawl across broken glass than go to the big city that Calgary has become, but I’m looking foreward to this show.  Hope to see you all there!

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.

White Horse Series-#2

OK, I know this looks pretty simple, but I’m not happy with how much anatomical detail I got in the horse.  It’s like swimming upstream for me to NOT put in details like joints and muscles, dips and curves.  I’m trying for a very stylized horse, and I drew with a black ink pen; there was no erasing or going back. Sigh. Oh well, the painting part was lotsa fun.  

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.