Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Here's my latest painting... still getting ready for the show. This one was done with two girls in mind who go to my church. They're twins, and their mom was looking at a different sisters painting which I had done for a Flea Market. She had said that she wouldn't mind seeing something bigger, so I sketched this out and finished it this past weekend. Now on to something else!
Monday, October 28, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
I've posted Amos Lee before on Music Monday, but this is one of his brand new songs and I'm in love once again. This video is a pared down version of the album cut which features Alison Krauss on backing vocals, and we all know what a peach she is! There is just something about this song that is so haunting and sorrowful.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
I always knew my grandfather - seated on the left - was a very special man. He was damn near perfect, if you ask me. Today my mom shared this amazing story about something that he and his father did that made me admire him even more.
My great-grandfather (my grandfather's dad) was a Shriner. There was a boy living in a neighbouring community who had a clubbed foot, and his parents had difficulties getting him to treatment in Montreal. So, his parents would take him to my great-grandparents' house and the boy would spend the night there, and my great-grandfather would drive the boy and his father to the Shriner's Hospital in Montreal in the morning. Back in the late forties, that was a rather big trip to be taking. And this had happened on several occasions while the boy had many surgeries to repair his foot.
My grandfather has been gone many years now, but my mother told me that the boy - grown up and an older man himself - went to my grandfather's funeral and told my mother that he never forgot the kindness of my grandfather while staying with him over night. Because of the boy's physical disability, he had no friends. And my grandfather, being the wonderful young man that he was, took the time to play with the boy and made him feel special. It was something he remembered all his life.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Although it's not the best photograph, here is what one of my latest paintings looks like in its barn window frame. This is probably one of my favourite pieces going into my show in mid-November... which reminds me... I need to paint!!
Monday, October 14, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
The above is just a small snippet of a much larger painting - and it's not even finished here, I was just pleased with how the tree stump had turned out that far into the process. I've decided I'm not going to show many full pieces anymore until the big reveal day of my show, November 18th.
So, the above piece is called "The Waiting Game" and is pastel set into a barn window frame. It looks awesome, and I can't wait to show it. I think it's my new favourite.