Mixed Media Artist

Archive for January, 2014

Orange Pekoe and Peonies

Orange-Pekoe-and-Peonies

10″x20″ mixed media/encaustic painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

“If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.”
― William Ewart Gladstone

 


Gong Hey Fat Choy! 10% SALE

sale

Happy Chinese New Year SALE- 10% off of everything in my  Etsy store (and in my Edmonton gallery shop) on purchases over $30.
Coupon Code: horse. Just type the word horse in the COUPON section at the time of check out. Sale ends Sunday Feb 2, 2014.

Gallery/Shop (10563 97St, Edmonton, AB, 780-604-7523)

Friday 11-2:30

Saturday 12-4 –

There will be huge  NEW YEAR celebrations, fire crackers and a parade, in front of my store on Saturday.  I hope to see you there!

Gong Hey Fat Choy!


Oranges On The Table

Oranges-On-The-Table

12″x36″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love.
James Herriot


Oranges

Oranges-sm

14″x18″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

Not often, but occasionally  I feel bored with painting faces.  When this happens I turn to some other subject or object to paint.  Beijing, my ginger cat, was ready, willing and able.  Doesn’t he look like butter couldn’t melt in his mouth? So handsome, sitting next to a bowl of oranges on the TABLE.

First I’ll take a  photo of you and then I’ll scold you.

Bad Puss.

Lovely, bad boy.

“I would like to see anyone, prophet, king or God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time.”
― Neil Gaiman

OR to get  one cat to stay off the table!


Young Girl

Young-Girl

This is a 8″x16″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted turquoise.

This painting is available HERE

Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl?
Anne Frank


The Snow Princess (again) …but BIGGER

Anne came dancing home in the purple winter twilight across the snowy places.
― 
L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables

Perhaps she looked like this

The-Snow-Princess

This is a 24″x36″ mixed This is a mixed media painting. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted midnight blue.

This painting is available HERE

I really enjoyed painting this beauty so I decided I need to paint her again, but bigger this time. Here she is in my Gallery/Shop window in Edmnton, to give you an idea of the scale:

photo


Snow Princesses (for awhile yet…)

Snow-Princess

9″x12″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are midnight blue.

This painting is available HERE

The other day Scarlett asked me when it was going to be Spring.  “I’m tired of this weather and having to put all those clothes on everyday,” she said. “I wish it was Spring right now.

Me too, Scarlett …

BUT…

It’s January and we live in Edmonton, let’s talk in four months.

So if you have to be surrounded by the cold and snow for six months out of the year, let it inspire you.  Like lemons into lemonade ,  snow into a snowmen … or even better,  A SNOW PRINCESS!


First Painting Of The Year And The Power We Wield In 2014

Look-Back,-If-Only-For-A-Moment

Look Back, If Only For A Moment

10″x20″ Mixed media/encaustic painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted turquoise.

This painting is available HERE

“He has the power to render us happy or unhappy; to make our service light or burdensome; a pleasure or a toil. Say that his power lies in words and looks; in things so slight and insignificant that it is impossible to add and count ’em up: what then? The happiness he gives, is quite as great as if it cost a fortune.”

― Charles DickensA Christmas Carol

The above passage is spoken by Scrooge to the ghost of Christmas past. He was explaining his relationship with his boss, Fezzywig, when he was young man. A very different relationship than what he holds with his own employee, Bob Crachet.

I have been thinking  of  these lines for the last few weeks.  The power that Scrooge is speaking of is held by all of us.  Parents hold it over their children, children over parents, spouses over one another.  We wield this power  most often over our loved ones, no doubt, the ones that love us the most. They are weak to either our disapproving glances or  uplifted to  our welcoming arms, our kisses, our approval. However, even the shop keeper or the  restaurant server  can be deeply affected under our power to make their work day good or bad. Such power we hold. To actually be able to make a persons day better! What a blessing it is to actually be able to do that.

In 2014  let’s wield that power only for the sake of good.  Remember what Voltaire  said, “With great power comes great responsibility.”

Use your power responsibly!

Happy 2014!