January 27, 2010

Here are a few pictures of me getting an early start in life as an artist.
My cousin Tara is such a good sport!
All that brain power of trying to colour within the lines makes you sleepy...
Here is me, my Auntie Celia and Grandpa Mackinnon.

January 23, 2010

"The Lookout"
View of the Peace River near Fort St. John, BC

12" x 12" oil painting

January 20, 2010

These were my first batiks - ever! Last year I taught full time in the Yukon's largest high school as the art instructor, where I brought in Yukon artists such as batik artist Karen Rhebergen, so I learned from the best! I did these for my cousin Emily, who got married last May. Instead of a guest book, everyone signed the matte frame around one of the batiks.

January 7, 2010

Oil Painting - Willow Acres Road
Who could ever tire of looking at those mountains?! I tried to capture the crispness of that day. Those of us familiar with this view might notice I left out the telephone poles to keep it solely landscape. I used the exact three colours as in the painting below: cobalt blue, raw umber and titanium white.

I took this photo (now an oil painting) along the Alaska Highway between Haines Junction and Whitehorse, Yukon; near Champagne. I loved the moodiness of the clouds and the way they played with the light over the snow-covered hills.

January 4, 2010

Paintings I did this December for my Christmas cards. The one on the left is of my brother; he has Down's Syndrome and loves Christmas!