Counter Shadows

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The ordinary water glass turned into an object of mysterious beauty… never underestimate the power of shadows and light!

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Not Quite on the Drawing Board

Dozens of practice versions have not quite led to what I would like to put into a large painting.  I saw a magpie sitting amid berries like these, with a sprig of them in its beak.  The strong reds and greens contrasted so crisply with the soft winter hues of the snow and the black and white of the bird that the scene stuck in my mind instantly.  I’ve even dreamed the composition, turning the magpie’s head to compliment the arc of the branches…  Some day this one is going to come out on paper and it will be very interesting to see how it has evolved from the original idea!

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Images From Canada Day

We spent two lovely days at Fort Dunvegan Historical Site on the Peace River, Alberta.  We roasted bannock, toured historic buildings, listened to the Grande Prairie and District Pipes and Drums, played old fashioned carnival games and had rides on horse drawn carts.  Happy (belated) Canada Day!