It was a quiet day full of Charlie Brown snowflakes and I felt like painting what I saw out my window. Lovely hazy trees in the distance and soft snow falling. There is one tree that stands out from the rest, tall and twisted. It has it’s own thing happening and may not be conventionally beautiful but there is room for all.
I’m working on a painting of a tree bursting with warm fall colours of burned red, gold and umber. It feels like -33 C with the wind chill here in Yellowknife and today there is no place I’d rather be than inside. I’m feeling some big artistic changes coming and I’m going to take this long winter of ours to explore a new creative direction. With some experimentation and hopefully interesting growth over the next few months, I’ll be ready to welcome Spring with a fresh offering of original art.
This is a new painting I’ve donated to The Cocktails for Cancer Fundraiser for Brain Cancer treatment and research. The event happens at the Hunt Club Golf Course in Ottawa Ontario on June 21, 2014.
I call this new painting “Musing” because it feels it maybe something to focus on during a meditation.
Fresh art for spring! We’re warming up in Yellowknife. Everyone looks happy the winter is behind us.
We are using a torch to release gas bubbles from the top coat resin on an original Mary Loos painting.