A brave painter and other tasty things

"snip-snip!" ink on paper in my sketchbook

Yesterday I hung a few paintings at Tasty Tom's on Whyte avenue here in Edmonton. Well, I didn't hang them but I was there when they were hung. Rhianne is in charge of hanging work on the walls there and she did a fantastic job! So that is now 3 places currently in Edmonton where you can see my work for the next few months. If you aren't sure where the other two places are...the info is in the exhibits section of this site.

I got called a brave painter yesterday. This is the third time another artist has called me this....and I really appreciate it, but I'm not quite sure what it means. Does it have to do with the color, the subject matter, the painting style? It's funny because the artists that have paid me this compliment all have VERY vibrant work that I love! I'm not sure what it means, but it's said with a smile and so I'll leave it at that.

Last Tuesday I got my hair trimmed....and while the gentleman was snipping away, I saw this image and drew it from memory when I got home. It took me a few days to finish because there were lots of things going on in between sessions of working in my sketchbook. It's nice to play with my pens. I had thought about using some walnut ink on this picture too, but the book it's in doesn't have the best paper for water media, and I liked how it looked so I stopped. We went to the Starlite Room the other night to see Caribou, and I committed another cool image to memory that I want to draw in my sketchbook...so in between waiting for paint to dry I'll try getting that image on paper and on here in the next couple of days. And now? Wood buffalo commission for some friends in the North West Territories! Eeeeeee....end of this month we go up there!

I'm thinking one of my fall shows will be about my trip there...but we'll see!