Saturday, June 20, 2015

Lifebook 2015 - Lesson 13

This piece is based on the happy painting lesson by Juliette Crane. I did the background a month or so ago and really liked it.  I added the owl today.

Overall, the piece works alright, but it isn't my favorite.  The background and image have distinctly different textures and I didn't do any blending to transition between them.  I did like being free with the brush and black paint to outline the image.  That worked very nicely!

This piece was created through a class offered by Tamara Laporte from Willing Arts Ltd. For more information, visit this link:

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Highlights of Banff Trip in a Video Short!


What a great place to visit!
This video (2 minutes) shows a handful of some of the reasons I found it so refreshing, relaxing and invigorating.  It includes a few see-me-here photos too. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Banff, Alberta, Canada - What a beautiful place!

Returned from a recent trip to Banff where the photographic opportunities are boundless.  The Vermillion Lakes are a great location for bird-watching and snapping some terrific images (especially by using the reflections in the water)!

Banff is a Canadian national park and as such really cares for its wild animal populations. The area's water supply -- from the Bow River that is fed by the Columbia Glacier and mountain snow melts -- winds its way far beyond Calgary.    

Sunday, May 3, 2015

One of today's Face Drawings!

Yes, it's Maleficent!  This is the line drawing without digital enhancement.

Background for a Lifebook Project...drying!

I'm liking it!