Imagining the truth

Did you know that the imagination is the very best vehicle for truth? Or more accurately, the imagination can be the best way to really grasp a truth and have it stick with you, even change your outlook on life – because when your imagination is engaged, the gray matter is ever so much more likely to hold onto whatever concepts are coming in. More Information here: Imagining the truth 

Joyful Journeys

Of all the characteristics of any painting, colour is the one that speaks the most naturally to our emotions. Bright colours energize and say ‘look at me’! Cool blues are calming. Yellows and oranges often feel cheerful. These are generalizations, but the link is there. More information here: Joyful Journeys 

For the love of flowers

Thank you for the many many folks who responded in agreement to my recent “Black Lives Matter” email. I thought that you would understand. I hope that we each continue to find meaningful ways to speak against prejudice and racism in all its ugly forms. Flowers. Think of the strong associations these have for us with love, both romantic and affectionate. Associations with caring and consolation. With spring and new life. With a joyful sense of colour and just plain being. More information here: For the love of flowers 

All That Greenness

Yesterday I was so delighted to welcome over 70 members into the new art group “Keep the Brush Moving”. Unfortunately registration is now closed but if you missed out – no worries. This is simply a 2 month Beta founding group. We will be taking most of July and August off and registration will open again in August for a September start up. All that to say, you will be able to join again at some point. More information here: All That Greenness 

Online Learning

First let me tell you about Pam. Pam had told me quite emphatically, “I will never take an online course.” Then isolation hit when we were halfway through the recent Collage Class and I switched it to online. Pam said she would “give it a try.” After a couple of weeks, Pam was obviously enjoying it all including our Zoom sessions. And when I put the word out about an online art membership, she was one of the first to sign up. Don’t let your fear of the unknown with online learning hold you back. (Note: Membership is now closed. Next opportunity to sign up will be August 2020, for a membership starting September 2020.) 
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Vegging Out

{emailcloak=off}A sister painting to Veggie Shapes, this painting would look great on your kitchen wall. Again, plenty of visual texture to make for a luscious piece of art. Click to view a larger version of this painting Thanks for supporting a career in the arts by buying directly from the artist! Original Painting – SOLD 18″ x 24″ oil on pre-stretched 1.5″ canvas Order a Beautiful Canvas Print giclée canvas print stretched on ¾” frame delivered to your door, ready to hang free shipping to most Canadian and U.S. locations (takes 1-2 weeks)  12″ x 16″    $125     18″ x 24″    $195    More Details On PayPal, you can use a credit card;  you don’t need a PayPal account. Sales tax is added at PayPal checkout. For canvas prints, free shipping applies to most US and Canadian addresses. An extra charge may apply for remote locations (e.g. Territories, Alaska, Hawaii). If so, we will contact you before processing your order. Satisfaction guaranteed. Full refund – purchaser pays return shipping only. For the original, the edge is painted a complementary colour. For canvas prints, the painting wraps around the edges of the frame. Your art has a protective coating. It will last a lifetime!  
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Once A Village

{emailcloak=off}The ancient ruins emerged from a combination of pouring colour and palette knife work. This one came almost completely from my imagination. I must have been dreaming of a trip to Italy or Greece! Click to view a larger version of this painting Thanks for supporting a career in the arts by buying directly from the artist! Order a Beautiful Canvas Print giclée canvas print stretched on ¾” frame delivered to your door, ready to hang free shipping to most Canadian and U.S. locations (takes 1-2 weeks) sales tax is added at PayPal checkout  12″ x 12″    $95     24″ x 24″    $225     36″ x 36″    $395      (on 1¾” frame) Note: On PayPal, you can use a credit card;  you don’t need a PayPal account More Details Free shipping applies to most US and Canadian addresses. An extra charge may apply for remote locations (e.g. Territories, Alaska, Hawaii). If so, we will contact you before processing your order. Satisfaction guaranteed. Full refund – purchaser pays return shipping only. The painting wraps around the edges of the frame. Your print has a protective coating. It will last a lifetime! The original painting is in the collection of Sue Baker.