Painting

3734 – Treed

3734 -Treed Acrylic on Canvas 7 x 5 inches PRIVATE COMMISSION   I was commissioned to paint this little black bear up a tree after the client learned the one they were hoping to buy was already sold.  Although similar image to the one she liked, this bear ended up with a distinctive expression and the woodland setting is also different. Share and Enjoy...

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3780 – Welcoming Woods

3780 –  Welcoming Woods Acrylic on Canvas 20 x 16 inches PRIVATE COMMISSION Welcoming Woods was commissioned by the children of a friend as a birthday gift for her. When asked what she would like in a painting, she told them she wanted Trees and Roots. Inspired by a hike on Whiskey Rapids Trail in Algonquin Park, Ontario, I added the Raven flying down the path in the distance to guide the viewer into the forest. The Raven brings with him the ability to bend time and space for the perfect moment at the right time. He signifies rebirth, renewal, reflection and healing. He helps the transitions and transformations move along smoothly by casting light into the...

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3778 – Patience – Making Strides

3778 –  Patience – Making Strides Acrylic on Canvas Canvas Board 12 x 16 inches, Framed During a photo excursion in and around Algonquin Park, I watched a Great Blue Heron in a light misty rain on the Madawaska River patiently watching and waiting for lunch to swim by.  Patience – Making Strides captured that special encounter for me. Painted in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, this painting speaks to the patience we need to develop with ourselves and others during the time of social distancing and isolation. It also is a reflection about the gains we made during that time. We made strides to find a treatment and a vaccine. We are also...

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3777 – Forest Commune

3777 –  Forest Commune Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas 40 x 30 inches This year, 2020, the world has been driven to its knees by a microscopic virus (COVD-19), equalizing humanity. It’s resulted in more communication around the planet, greater appreciation of relationships and allowed us time to reflect and recognize the value of all life on the planet, to learn from the rhythms, patterns and cycles of the natural world about interdependence, cooperation and the value of all living creatures. In this period of social isolation, the earth has begun to breath deeper and we’ve been given the opportunity to work together for a common cause. Forest Commune provides...

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3776 – Kenyan Sunrise

3776 –  Kenyan Sunrise Acrylic on Canvas 16 x 20 inches Not for Sale When my granddaughter, Morgan, was in Kenya for a teaching experience, she took a photo a beautfiul sunrise. As her grandutaion gift, I created this painting for her, inspried by her photo and memorable time in Africa. Share and Enjoy...

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3775 – Winter Solstice

3775 –  Winter Solstica Acrylic on Canvas 10 x 8 inches The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still) because at the solstices the Sun’s declination appears to ‘stand still’. According to Forever Conscious, “The winter solstice celebrates the longest hours of darkness or the rebirth of the sun and is believed to hold a powerful energy for regeneration, renewal and self-reflection. In Pagan times the winter solstice was referred to as Yule and was a celebration of the Goddess (Moon). I chose colours to reflect the mystical and self-relective qualities for this time of year. Share and Enjoy...

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