i had no idea what this strange hairy looking growth was. I've had it for a year now. It's quite dried out now. There were a number of them on the wild roses in the lot next to our property. Turns out they are a type of pest called rose gall. There are wasp larvae inside. I cut this one in half to look inside. Very cool!
A blanket of snow outside makes for a perfect day to paint. These two 5"x5" fishy paintings will soon be heading to their new home south of the border.
iPad for Artists 3 Day Workshop
Discover what a powerful and FUN tool the iPad can be. Receive step by step instruction as you learn how to edit photos, paint, and create using nothing but your iPad.
Dig deeper into digital art making. Explore new functions and tricks in apps like Procreate, as well more "traditional" topics like colour, composition and collage...with a digital twist.
More information on my Workshops page.
Pleased to announce that my painting "AND SHE WAS" is for sale on ArtBomb today!
30"x30". Acrylic. Framed.
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ArtBomb is a daily online art auction featuring curated works of art from artists across Canada.
Bidding is open every day, 6am - 11pm EST (3am - 8pm PST). Works are delivered anywhere, ready to hang.
Even though I am all grown up, I still love to sit and listen to my Mom read a story! Such an exciting weekend with the launch of her book MEDICAL MAN. A packed house at the library on Saturday and a more intimate gathering with friends, food and wine on Sunday. So proud of my Mom. Read more about her book at helenwebster.ca.
The recent cold weather has resulted in a bird bath frozen solid. Today it warmed up in the sun for the frozen disk of ice to loosen up just enough to pry it out. Leaning up against the base of the birdbath, with the low winter sun shining through... hard to resist taking a photograph.
Work in progress on the iPad My 2015 Christmas card design. Yes... I do leave things to the last minute. :)
A recent editing project of mine. I also did the cover design. Going to press in late 2015. Available in bookstores and online early in 2016.
A great read. I highly recommend it.
When in 1919, Robert was called out by a frightened country doctor in the dark night of a prairie winter to assist with an emergency appendectomy he had none of the armoury of today's physicians and surgeons; it was miles by sleigh to the nearest hospital, there was no communication, no antibiotics, no anesthetic. There was only his experience and skill as a surgeon. He was ready to operate on a gaslit kitchen table in an isolated farmhouse but was immediately caught up in a tragedy, an ethical dilemma where all of his life experiences, values and skills as a physician and surgeon were put to the test. Was he about to become an unwilling accomplice to medical manslaughter? What more could Robert have done to prevent the horror that ensued when another doctor’s incompetence was compounded with stubborn pride?
MEDICAL MAN is set in the wild west of frontier medicine in Alberta during the early years of the 20th century. The story begins in 1900 when T. Robert Ross leaves his position as a Hudson's Bay Company trader to marry "the prettiest schoolteacher he had ever seen" and to study medicine in Kingston Ontario. In 1909, he and his young family join the flood of immigrants traveling to the new western provinces where he builds a small hospital and begins to practise medicine in the isolated prairie town of Bow Island. This captivating tale follows Robert and his family to Lethbridge, Coleman, and finally Drumheller.
Robert's life and medical career span nearly a century of powerful events in Canadian and world history throughout the era often called the "golden age of medicine" for its remarkable discoveries and changes, including the introduction of what was then called state medicine.
Working on drawings for my 5"x5" Silverwave series. Tide pool sculpins and sea anemonies today. Fun stuff!
The October 20-22 iPad for Artists workshop is now full. Contact me to get on the waitlist for the next workshop (or maybe even this one, if there is a cancellation).
These two still available in the larger series:
8" x 8" originals, watercolour & silver ink, matted with white and framed in 12" x 12" black frame - $350
This is why I LOVE cameras... and why where you put them is so important to what you get out of them. This weedy little daisy is tiny... only about 5" tall. And surrounded by very dead grass. Ugh. Yet shoot it from underneath with an iPhone (cuz no way is my big camera fitting under there!), sky, sunshine (and an ever so helpful dog) in background... and you get a bit of magic.