It's 2018 and I continue to paint at VASA. I am currently working on material for the Goop of 7 show in June called "Panel Discussion".

 
Invitation to the Goop of 7 show Panel Discussion, June at VASA in St. Albert.

Invitation to the Goop of 7 show Panel Discussion, June at VASA in St. Albert.

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Homage 2 1    24x40, acrylic on board with brass rods, $640.   I have done a small series of paintings as homages to the American abstract painters of the 2950s and 1960s. This is intended to evoke the work of Mark Rothko, one of the founders of color field painting, although this isn't a field of paint.

Homage 2 1

24x40, acrylic on board with brass rods, $640.

I have done a small series of paintings as homages to the American abstract painters of the 2950s and 1960s. This is intended to evoke the work of Mark Rothko, one of the founders of color field painting, although this isn't a field of paint.

 
Prussian Blue on Orange, 16x20, Acrylic mixed media on board. SOLD   This is the last of my Panel Discussion pieces. We were to use Prussian Blue on a smallish board, so I did. I also used strips of Yupo and canvas threads covered in a vibrant yellow-orange. The heavy lines are grit, somehow I got the blue to be sparkly!

Prussian Blue on Orange, 16x20, Acrylic mixed media on board. SOLD

This is the last of my Panel Discussion pieces. We were to use Prussian Blue on a smallish board, so I did. I also used strips of Yupo and canvas threads covered in a vibrant yellow-orange. The heavy lines are grit, somehow I got the blue to be sparkly!

 

Having finished with the Goop of 7 Panel Discussion works I am moving back to very fluid, organic, abstract/semi-abstract works in preparation for a solo show in 2019. Stay tuned!


Untitled Thuree    24x30, Acrylic, $540   I started with a strong swirling vertical mark, and then was faced with what to do after that. Blue-y bits on top might be sky, light and dark yellow sides for contrast.

Untitled Thuree

24x30, Acrylic, $540

I started with a strong swirling vertical mark, and then was faced with what to do after that. Blue-y bits on top might be sky, light and dark yellow sides for contrast.

 

The following paintings will be in my upcoming solo show at VASA

to be titled “Floral Riffs”.

 
The Side Yard    30x30, Acrylic, $600   Very soft and floral, this one is. The title harkens back to my Grandmother's side yard in the hot, B.C. sunshine. It was always shaded and cool, full of peonies and roses.

The Side Yard

30x30, Acrylic, $600

Very soft and floral, this one is. The title harkens back to my Grandmother's side yard in the hot, B.C. sunshine. It was always shaded and cool, full of peonies and roses.

Sunny Meadow, 36x36, $720  A lady asked me “Are those Lark Spurs”? My reply “If you want them to be”. Honestly, I am making up flowers and shapes, they are not intended to be a specific flower.

Sunny Meadow, 36x36, $720

A lady asked me “Are those Lark Spurs”? My reply “If you want them to be”. Honestly, I am making up flowers and shapes, they are not intended to be a specific flower.

 
Blue Blossoms, 10x10, $200

Blue Blossoms, 10x10, $200

 
Orange Solitary, 10x10,  SOLD

Orange Solitary, 10x10, SOLD

 
Pink Solitary, 10x10, $200

Pink Solitary, 10x10, $200

 
Solitary White and Red, 12x12, $240

Solitary White and Red, 12x12, $240

 
Judy’s Blooms, 10x10,  SOLD   Ah the problems of success, here I am trying to build an inventory for a show and people keep buying them.

Judy’s Blooms, 10x10, SOLD

Ah the problems of success, here I am trying to build an inventory for a show and people keep buying them.

 
Hot Times, 24x24, $480

Hot Times, 24x24, $480

 
Blues and Reds, 36x36, $720

Blues and Reds, 36x36, $720

 
Breathless, 36x36, $720

Breathless, 36x36, $720

 
Orange Vines, 24x30, $540

Orange Vines, 24x30, $540

 
Orange Blossoms, 30x30, $600

Orange Blossoms, 30x30, $600

 
Fields and Thunder Showers, 24x30, $540

Fields and Thunder Showers, 24x30, $540

 
The Beach, 36x36, $720

The Beach, 36x36, $720

 
Magenta Blossoms, 16x16, $320

Magenta Blossoms, 16x16, $320

 
Orange Drops 2, 12x12, $240

Orange Drops 2, 12x12, $240

 
Magenta Bells, 12x16, $280

Magenta Bells, 12x16, $280

 
Orange Dragons, 12x16, $280

Orange Dragons, 12x16, $280

 
Lavender Drops, 30x30, $600

Lavender Drops, 30x30, $600

 
Molten Daffs, 12x12, $240

Molten Daffs, 12x12, $240

 

While creating works for my floral show I also created these:

I have no idea what they are, but they were fun and I like them.

 
Efflorescence 1, 16x30, $460

Efflorescence 1, 16x30, $460

 
Efflorescence 2, 16x20, $400

Efflorescence 2, 16x20, $400

 
Efflorescence 3, 16x24, $400

Efflorescence 3, 16x24, $400