Category Archives: (un)limited palette

Petticoat Junction

Good friends who keep my horse for me also have a whole bunch of other animals, which totally adds to the quality of my life. Just look at the comedic value of this little scene right here for instance!
And can you appreciate the attraction that chickens might have for an artist? There’s always a drama, there’s guaranteed to be comedy, and best of all there’s the magic of sunlight and feathers.

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Story Robe

Those who have been following have heard me going on about trying to be more abstract, and so here’s another direction that one could go with that.  Oh wait a minute….this isn’t my art at all! I “borrowed” it from a story robe in the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls. The robe was a gift to the explorers by the Indians of the region, and this is only a small sample of the many many painting on the robe. I love the gesture that is achieved with such elegant and simple lines.  To me, this looks like a chief (on horseback…note the headdress) meeting someone from another tribe and offering the pipe. The other person is disarming his bow. What d’you think?

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Poultry on Patrol

Painting poultry is one of the most enjoyable tangents I like to go off on, and these big white geese have been some of my favourites.  Painting white with watercolour means that you have to know where that white goes ahead of time (the white is the naked paper, and has to be painted around)…and the effect of light through white plumage is just too much fun.  All this is aside from the attitude of these guys, the beady red eyes, and gorgeous bright beaks (as long as they’re not biting you with them!)

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In His Shoes 6

Remember that closet  I was cleaning out? Well what did I find but some little old runners from my son’s childhood. He probably wore these when he was about 5 years old. It seems like last year to me, and yet things are so different. The shoes he wears now are very grown up ones indeed.
 What is it about shoes that is so evocative of the person who wore them…especially tattered  ones like these.

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Paint 2

Having done my “painterly ” paint a couple of days ago, I tried to bring that to my usual, more representational style. That always “tightens” the results, but I think I did manage to let  the paint just do what it does without interfering too much.  I’d like to try it again, this time allowing for more pure colour to remain. 

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Summer Camp

Tipis have always been really evocative for me, and having just been to the Lewis & Clark Museum in Great Falls, with so much history there of the First Nations People, they are on my mind more than  usual. So today…a summer camp with three pole tipis used by the Cree and Sioux among others.

SOLD

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Paint!

Today I was cleaning out a closet in my office (you have NO idea!!) and I found some exercises from the workshop I did in Taos N. Mexico a few years ago with my friend John Farnsworth.  I found a page full of horses that I’d painted in the style I’ve been trying to achieve with my sunflowers lately!  So I did this paint horse today as an illustration of that! No drawing…just watercolour and a brush. No stopping; try and keep a continuous flow going! Lots of water and let the paint mix on the paper.  Oh what fun!  

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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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Down at the Heel

Well, here I am in Maple Creek, having a great time with old friends and new…SO much fun that there’s scarcely time to paint.  When I finally got around to it & got my drawing banged out, I came to discover that I’d left home with everything I needed except my paint!!!!  So off I go to my friend Mary’s tonight;  we shared her studio, had a visit and I borrowed her palette. Phew. I got my daily done, after already missing 2 days this week.  I think it’s become if not an addiction, a compulsion!

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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.