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Somewhere in Alberta  18" x 24"

Somewhere in Alberta
18″ x 24″

I am not brave enough to post my work in progress. If the final painting is not a success, I like to have the option of forgetting it ever existed. Now that the painting is finished, I feel okay sharing some of my steps.

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Intersection 8"x8"

Intersection 8″ x 8″

 

Intersection 8" x 8" Adjusted

Intersection 8″ x 8″

Can you spot the difference between these 2 paintings? Sometimes I think I’m finished, but after looking at the painting for a few days I see things that must be fixed. The lowest sign on the post HAD to be removed. Now if only I could figure out how to fix the grass…

 

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North Poles 18"x24"

North Poles 18″x24″

I decided to use my tiny painting as a study for this larger version. I’m happy to beĀ  finding some painting time after a busy December and January.

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North Poles  3" x 3"

North Poles 3″ x 3″

I don’t usually name these small paintings, but it’s 8 days until Christmas and I couldn’t resist.

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Lines

Lines 24″ x 18″

The sky of this painting reminds me of a jigsaw puzzle. If I made a cut along each power line, can you guess how many pieces would make up the sky? I counted 74. That’s right – 74! (No wonder this painting took me so long).

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Orange Cat & Cabin  3" x 3" paintings

Orange Cat & Cabin
3″ x 3″ paintings

Here are two more that I’m adding to my Christmas gift stash. Actually I’ve added 6 more since I do 3 of each image. It is hard to mix up such a tiny amount of paint, so it makes sense to set up a little assembly line and do a few.

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Winter Tracks 8" x 10"

Winter Tracks 8″ x 10″

Recently, someone who has never seen my work asked me what style my paintings are. I should know how to answer that, but I was at a loss. I don’t know the answer. I know what I paint and why I paint it, but I don’t know what my style is called. It occurred to me that I should have a short prepared statement that I can rattle off when needed, so I am giving it some thought. These are the first words that come to mind: design, pattern, bold colour, light vs. shadow, simplified. I will keep thinking. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

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