Painting up a storm

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Work in progress.  This is snow covered Frame Lake in Yellowknife. More highlights to come on this large painting.
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The bright clear winter days here in a Yellowknife make for some beautiful winter scenes. The trees hold snow on their branches like big dollops of whipped cream but it’s the luminous sky that draws me in. The heavens glow behind the silhouette of trunks and branches.

Scenes from the North

I wanted to share some of the photos I’ve taken over the last year or so since we’ve moved to Yellowknife. I’m picking out some that are unique to the north and make this such an interesting and wonderful place to live.

Bison
Bison
Fireweed and the forest fire smoke
Fireweed and the forest fire smoke
Intense sunsets over Frame   Lake
Intense sunsets over Frame Lake
Sundog! You know its cold when there is a halo around the sun.
Sundog! You know its cold when there is a halo around the sun.

Northern Nights

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On a clear cold night you may witness the aurora over Yellowknife. Wondering if they’ll show tonight? I’ve been working on this 24 x 24 acrylic and silver leaf on wood. The lights continue to inspire and amaze me. This original painting (acrylic, silver leaf and resin on wood) is available at Visual Effects in Yellowknife.

Aurora paintings

I walked out on the lake on New Year’s Eve to find myself standing under a vivid aurora. It made me feel very fortunate, peaceful and inspired. The painting began the next day and six small originals (6 x 6 inches) and have been completed displaying lots of light play and resined with a high gloss topcoat and delivered to Down to Earth Gallery and Visual Effects.

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