Category Archives: found still life

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!

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Sunny Dayz

This is such a great time of year here in Alberta, and in Medicine Hat, especially. It’s rodeo time, and full-on summer.  The temperature soars to 35 degrees and sometimes 40 and you could fry an egg on the pavement down at the grounds.  But we all still go and wander around with our mini donuts and guzzling anything cold, enjoy the rodeo and the concerts, see old friends.  
At home, my garden is full of sunflowers and zinnias, yarrow and rudbeckia, so  of course we have to have a bouquet.  Here’s yours. 

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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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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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Petunias For Mom

For Mother’s Day, I brought my mom a beautiful hanging basket bursting with these luminous pink petunias.  I’m so lucky to still have both of my parents and that they’re both as well as they are. That is the true gift; these flowers are just a token of my gratitude, 

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River Birch Abstraction

 More along the lines of abstraction, this is a close-in view of the beautiful birch tree in the back yard. You can see how close I was…close enough to hug a birch!

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Flowers for a Shower

Yesterday we had a wedding shower for a beautiful young woman who is joining our family.  About 50 ladies got together at the hall in Elkwater and the feeling of community reminded me of how is was to grow up in rural Alberta.  It’s comforting to know that vestiges of that sense of rural togetherness and support still remain in some places
Part of my contribution was to bring flowers, and I did this quick painting of one of the bouquets I brought. 

6 X 9″ on 90 lb paper

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Tulips For Easter

By the time the Easter Season rolls around, most of us Canadians (the ones who stay home at least) feel like post-hibernation bears coming out of the den.

Smart retailers load their stores up with fresh flowers, knowing that we’ll fall on them like hens on june bugs!  And that’s what we did today, arriving at our holiday destination loaded up with cut flowers, hydrangeas and these brilliant tulips.
May you all have a joyous, blessed and flower laden Easter.    

7 X 10″  on 200lb Curry’s w/c paper

In the Spotlight

Kinda liking these pears lately….what can I say, they have personality.  Maybe I’m spending too much time in my own company.  I notice that I’m very easily entertained.

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Kitchen Combo

Time for a change of pace.  As I walked through my kitchen this morning, here was evidence of company for dinner the evening before, sitting on my kitchen counter, bathed in light from the window. A small reward for my careless housekeeping. 

5 X 7″ in 200lb w/c paper

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