Saturday, 11 November 2017

I remember

Today is Remembrance day in Canada.

I have bought at least 7 poppies, as I have a great capacity for losing them and I have a hard time passing a veteran and not putting money in their box.

I was informed that we do not buy poppies.  We give a donation and the poppy is given.  No donation necessary but can you really take a poppy without giving money?

Each year I paint a picture on this day. 

I Remember
This is my way of honouring the vets and I get a lot of poppies.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Pinch me

I am having an amazing fall, so good that I am pinching myself.

The  first show I participated in was called`To Mr Cohen with Love, sincerely a Friend` at Viva Vida Art Gallery.  Don't you just love the title.  Is there anyone that doesn't adore Leonard Cohen and considered him a friend, especially in Montreal. 

I have mentioned before there are few artists that appeal both to the French and English.  In Montreal he is adored by everyone.  He insisted on being buried in Montreal and any tributes to him would be in Montreal. (it is coming up soon and I don't have tickets). 

I submitted 3 paintings to the show and they were bought by the same person.


This picture is awful but it does show the 3 dots. Those spots of red bring joy to my heart.


Someone at the show liked Hallelujah and was sorry that it was sold (I wasn't) and commissioned a similar painting. 

It was hard to make a similar painting.  Clearly my career as a forger is over.

Even for my own paintings.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Daily Painters Spring challenge

This week's Daily Painters challenge is spring. The other artists painted sweet pictures of birds and flowers, mostly flowers.
This winter has not been kind to Montreal. There was this incident



followed by by an snow storm that left 300 people stranded for 13 hours on the highway.


I don't think the Montreal tourist board will be reposting these videos.  

So unfortunately this is my version of spring.  The trees being tapped for maple syrup, in the snow this weekend March 26.

There will maple syrup on snow and people skiing in shorts. Eventually I will be able to take off my winter tires and spring will come.

I hate maple syrup.





Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy valentine's Day

I know - it is a stupid Hallmark holiday that makes just about everybody feel bad.  It is one of those days that puts unbelievable pressure on people and yet the sentiment is sweet. Have a wonderful day.


Come Grow Old with Me

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

I`ll be a Monkey`s Uncle

I tried www.picmonkey.com today.  I used it about a year ago haven`t used it since and it only took me a few minutes to make this collage. It was very intuitive.



I entered all the pictures from this month and this is exactly how it turned out.  I guess picmonkey is a dog lover.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Day 30 Bev`s Cats

This is the last  day of the 30 in 30.  Our mense horribilis (latin for horrible month -  I googled it) is almost over and we are getting back to normal.  I am sorry I didn't do as much as I wanted but life does get in the way.  I am posting an incomplete painting that I started last night and worked on a bit today.  My friend asked me to paint her cats.
Bev`s cats
I think it is a good start. What`s hairier than one cat is two cats.  There is a lot of fur there.  This is an old picture because the two of them don`t get along now and wouldn't be caught dead posing together.  It is hard to argue with a cat - they have claws.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Day 29 I do

This bouquet comes from a very special cute couple.  The flowers are actually paper - what a unique idea.


I did have  a nostalgic feeling for Laverne from "Laverne & Shirley".  I know that dates me - can I say I saw it in reruns?