Category Archives: First Nations People

Steven Avenue Ice Cream

Remember how I missed the shot of the natives and their cell phones?  Well this morning they rode through here again, only this time they must’ve run across an ice cream truck further up the street. This handsome guy seemed to be having a great time, and I wanted to share with you the great energy of Steven Avenue in downtown Calgary.  

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Sandstone & Sunshine

This is the scene of our camp at Writing-On-Stone. I know! It seems surreal, right?… with the towering walls of rock and the Who ville-like tops of the Sweetgrass Hills peeping over rugged coulees. A sacred place to the plains tribes, there really is a sense of mystery and magic here.  I’m so grateful we  recognise and preserve extraordinary places like this.

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Sweetgrass and the Milk

This was painted on the ridge overlooking the campground at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park. These distinctive hills string themselves in lumps and bumps all along “The Medicine Line” (the American border) like chunks of lapis on a chain.  When the flat plain they rest on plunges into the hoodoos and sandstone of the Milk River’s basin, you have the stuff of legend.
 There have been a lot of legends created in this wild landscape, but that’s for another day.  

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Down On the Milk

 There’s some trail riding being done down on the Milk River at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park this weekend.  I go every year at this time and have such a great time there, camping and being with horses and friends.  For Canada Day, I choose to celebrate by hugging a hoodoo…..what did YOU do?

If you’ve never explored this part of the province, go! There are many treasures to be found…..there are more petroglyphs found here than anywhere else in North America, and no wonder with all those fabulous rock walls to carve on!
I did a scratchy little painting there today and will share it with you tomorrow….it’s too late tonight to get a decent photo of it.
Happy Canada Day to all!

Power of the Horse

To the Navajo People, the horse represents power.  If you’ve ever had anything to do with horses, I’m sure you agree.  Next time you’re around a horse, notice how your tiredness melts away, your spirits rise and your troubles melt away. 

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Along the Hoodoo Trail

 I’m just back from a 3-day road trip, to deliver a painting, visit friends and family.  Central Alberta in May is a real treat.  The aspen are just leafing out, and because there’s lots of water lying around, there is every kind of wildlife imaginable.  I took a side trip though Drumheller, and spent time hiking up into the badlands, and this is Hoo I met!   The First Nations people believed that the Hoodoos resulted when evil spirits tried to walk the earth and were transfixed in these fantastic forms.  I dare any geologist to compete with that story!

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Value Study

It was day 2 of our watercolour workshop and today I had people thinking about ” value”.  To understand the range from darkest to lightest value,  I found a black & white photo of this beautiful young man on the internet and did a demonstration portrait of him in colour. This is it.
 It was a  fun workshop with a room full of brilliant students who taught me more than I taught them! 

14 X 10 ” on 200lb paper

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Full Moon Rising Tipi

Today, I just felt like it was time for another tipi painting.  Haven’t done one in ages, and with that big moon coming over the horizon these evenings,I ws inspired to combine the two with a little exaggeration thrown in for effect! 
SOLD

5 X 7″ on Lanaquarelle, 140lb

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Holding Hands Against the Sky

 Cypress Hills on a blustery day; there’s no better place for dramatic skies.  The Native People called them the “Thunder Breeding Hills” for good reason.  This clump of spruce are situated on the hill above Spruce Coulee, and to me, they look like a group of dancers swaying against that windy sky.

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