Friday, July 31, 2009

Sunshine in a Jar SOLD


11 x 14"
oil on canvas

My friend Nancy brought this beautiful sunflower bouquet from her own garden. They are so amazing. I couldn't wait to to capture them on canvas. I hope to do a smaller one if they last till the weekend. I would absolutely love to do a huge canvas of them too, but being on bed rest, it just isn't possible. Maybe next season!

The curator from the gallery was here yesterday. He is so encouraging, it was fun choosing the paintings for the show. We had about 80 to choose from and 32 will be in the show. Some framed, some not.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Announcing Art Show




I am excited to announce a show of my work. If you are in the area I hope you make time to check it out.

Thanks
Deltra

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Blue Glaze SOLD


12x12"
oil on canvas

I love pottery. I am starting to accumulate a few pieces now, mostly bowls. It is a great challenge to capture the feel of pottery, the weight and earthy surface with paint. I enjoyed trying in this one. Another one, laying down on the job!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Crowded Out


12 x12"
oil on canvas
(not for sale)

I had all day yesterday to myself so decided to set up my still life in the living room so I could paint while lying down. This has got to be the most challenging thing I have ever done. It took me all morning to set up between spurts of work and laying down. I ended up wiping the first attempt, then later in the evening finished this one. I am quite happy with it considering I did the whole thing laying down!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Cherry Splash


12"x12"
oil on canvas

I just can't get enough of fresh fruit. I over shop when it comes to the fruit sections of the store. Not so much now that I am on bed rest but I sure do get the cravings for these beauties! I painted these a couple of weeks ago.

I started teaching with the City Arts Centre in Edmonton this summer. I taught a floral workshop to beginner painters in August and am cu...