Nothing Sweeter -150 MY CANADA National Juried Art Show

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Blog

My entry “Nothing Sweeter” to the 150 MY CANADA juried exhibition has been accepted! They said it was a difficult decision to narrow the entries from 234 to the 65 paintings that will hang in The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island B.C. from June 26 to August 7 to […]

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Comet Over Lake Clear

Comet Over Lake Clear

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in Blog | No Comments

During my week long painting trip up north, several artists challenged each other to paint a nocturne (night scene painted from life). After painting The Hand of God that afternoon I was inspired to paint the same landscape again that night, just as the orange moon came over the horizon around 9:30pm. With flashlight in […]

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Hand of God -plein air

Hand of God -plein air

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in Blog | No Comments

The colours this year are breath-taking. This was the view from our cabin at Opeongo Mountain Resort near Eganville where 16 artists from across Ontario converged for 6 days to paint ‘plein air’ (paint from life). I chose a higher ‘eye level’ to get away from a static looking horizontal line of the waterline, I […]

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The Canadian Horse -plein air

The Canadian Horse -plein air

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Blog | No Comments

When I spotted this Canadian Horse with a herd of  Highland Cattle near Bonnechere Caves, I got pregnant with possibilities for paintings. His gleaming black body against the reds and rusts of Fall, and his gentle yet inquisitive temperment made my plein air stay a pleasant one. I spent a lovely day painting him and […]

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Highland Cattle Fall Colours

Highland Cattle Fall Colours

Posted by on Oct 8, 2012 in Blog | No Comments

I love painting outdoors, fall scenes, Algonquin wilderness…and when I find an unusual animal like this rugged Highland Cattle… amidst the Fall colours…up around the Algonquin widerness, well I couldn’t be happier! I spent a week just east of Algonquin Park painting in the comraderie of 15 other dedicated artists, exploring the Eganville area. The […]

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The Busy Body -Australian Shepherd

The Busy Body -Australian Shepherd

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Blog | No Comments

This little busy Australian Shepherd reminded me of my many Border Collies, always on the move and smarter than a dog needs to be! She could bare sit for a minute for her portrait, when off she’d go to visit another dog at the Dog Park. You can see that in the painting… the tension […]

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Mistakes Come With the Territory -the Beagle

Mistakes Come With the Territory -the Beagle

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Blog | No Comments

Mistakes come with the territory, I mean working in water colours from life demands all my attention and all my knowledge of dog anatomy, and more time looking than painting. Once the brush hits the page, I’m committed, no turning back. NO forgiveness in this media! Painting the spirit of an animal is like painting […]

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Dog Days of Summer -the Bloodhound

Dog Days of Summer -the Bloodhound

Posted by on Sep 8, 2012 in Blog | No Comments

Bloodhounds are amazing dogs,and Sherlock is a show stopper, multiple show winner,  Canadian and US Show Champion, and has lots of wrinkles! Many times I have admired him from  the back of his owner’s pickup at Tim Hortons. I finally got the privilege of painting him recently. He may look like a big lug, but […]

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Charades

Charades

Posted by on Dec 31, 2011 in Gallery Art | No Comments

Charades is an exhibition of my experimental art, including “Take That Off!” which depicts the dream that propelled the exhibition. Charades was inspired by one small plein air sketch from Algonquin Provincial Park which generated a multitude of ideas and the exhibition included the process Lane used throughout the project. I hope to have it travel […]

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