Category Archives: family

Pansies for the Porch

Last week when we went to the ranch for the branding, there on the front porch among the assorted spurred up boots, were these perky little pansies.  Trust my cousin Kerrie to have everything so beautiful.  She’s from a long line of famous gardeners and cooks.  

SOLD
 
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Two Crows Talkin’

Further to our story of the crows from yesterday.  I think the one on the right is the “mom” and the guy on the left is either asking permission or begging forgiveness. What d‘you think? 

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One Crow Hoppin’

On the weekend, while visiting my parents, we were ALL visited by a family of blue eyed crows.  They spent 15 minutes fighting over and endlessly debating access to the birdbath.  They’re so interesting in their interactions with each other, so obviously social and intelligent.  I’d love to know their opinion of us humans and our activities.  Or would I.

 
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In His Shoes 5

So phew, the guy who owns these boots is today safely out of a war zone…….. for the 3rd time and hopefully the last! He’ll be wearing flip-flops right now, on a beach somewhere for a few days.

These are his going to wedding boots, or dressed up for whatever occasion.  Since he now lives “down east”  though,  I doubt he needs these much there, and so they live at my house.  We do have a family wedding this summer & it’ll be a perfect occasion for these pretty boots to get shined up and out of retirement.

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Heirloom Chaps

This is the detail on one of the pairs of beautiful old chaps handed down to my friend Janet from her grandparent’s generation. The Brewsters are an institution in the   guiding and mountaineering of our National Parks here in Alberta, and these chaps are just a sample of the historical treasures that their family preserves.   SOLD

5 X 7″ on 200 lb paper

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Laura and Robert

A photo today…. spent time at a family branding over the past 2 days, and there’s no wireless internet there.  So I confess to taking a day off from painting!
  After a cold and windy week, we had a great day today.  The work got done, the food and company were fabulous, and as always the photo ops were sublime.  This is  my young friend Laura and her pal Robert, heeling calves.

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Forgotten

When my Aunt relocated to a new farm yard, this relic of that farm’s early days was left out in the pasture below the corrals.  Unlike today’s fiber glass and plastic vehicles, this one will gradually return to the earth from which it was made. Unless someone comes along and restores it. 

Again, I used only my flat brush for this one.  Can you tell?  It’s really fun and I think I’m less inclined to “over work”.  

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Money Maker

 This lovely range cow is from my brother’s herd, and here she is, making a living out on the southern Alberta prairie and ready to have a calf.  She’s hardy, resourceful and a producer.  Now if the Gods are with us and there are no recent scares like “Mad Cow Disease” we might be able to call her a “Money Maker”.

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In His Shoes 4

There, lurking in the basement, I found another pair of skate shoes.  This pair is a little more worn and despite frequent coats of polish, there are a few scuffs.  You never saw a guy who has always been so particular about the condition, style and functionality of his foot gear. I should have had a clue or 2 from that, one would think.
This piece was first drawn in pen & ink and then I only allowed myself to use a flat brush….the result being more “painterly”…maybe? 

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Lucky’s

Anybody know what this is?  Well, it certainly doesn’t feel like my work  It’s dark and mechanical-looking and even sinister.  

Since doing this daily practice, drawing has become a form of meditation for me, and I found this piece to be extremely challenging, requiring total concentration, and thus a deeper meditation. I enjoyed it, even though it’s not my usual subject matter, telling me that my creative “thing” might be just as much about the process as it is the result.
 It’s drawn with Faber-Castell pen & ink, some watercolour and then F-C coloured pens. I’ll be waiting for feed-back as to what it is for you.

7 X 5″

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