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Roberta Murray
Works at being an artist (painting & photography), weather watching, dreaming, romantic, goof
Attended Olds College
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I was in Vancouver earlier this month to take a workshop with an instructor I've been wanting to learn from. Although I really wanted to do a figurative workshop with this instructor, I decided the still-life one she was offering would be a good opportunity to learn about her style and theories, which it was. 

The side effect of this was that I really enjoyed doing still life and can see what a great tool it is for learning to see better. The single pear was one of the workshop studies, and the other two were ones I've done since I got home. 

As long as our weather continues to be cold and miserable I'll be doing more still life set ups trying to improve my brushwork and handling of colours and values. 
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Mike Beeman will be in Red Deer teaching Painting The Still Life in Pastel at Series July 28-Aug 01. This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the masters of the pastel medium. 
See his still life pastels: http://mikebeeman.com/collections/31473

Register at: http://rdc.ab.ca/continuing-education/course/ESER/6228
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Your travels sound terrific. Yes, there is no shortage of learning opportunities. 
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Announcing the Spring Clearance Photographers Garage Sale

I am clearing out all my matted prints in inventory with crazy, ridiculous discounts available for a limited time. Check out the available prints and order yours before they are gone.

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very nice!!
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Education Through Emulation
Cows In Summer - 11x14" - Oil Since art's earliest times, copying the work of other artists has been used as a valuable learning tool. In schools, ateliers, and workshops around the world this practice still goes on as part of learning.
Van Gogh did a whol...
Cows In Summer - 11x14" - Oiil Since art's earliest times, copying the work of other artists has been used as a valuable learning tool. In schools, ateliers, and workshops around the world this practice still goes on as part ...
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This beautiful horse is a young stud colt from a herd of wild horses on Alberta's eastern slopes. You have perhaps heard that the Alberta government has called for a cull of wild horses. Supporters of the wildies have been trying for years to get the horses put on a protected status. They have proven the bloodlines of much of the foothills herd goes back to Spanish mustangs. These are truly wild horses not simply abandoned or escaped horses. 

If you are appalled the government would call for a cull of these beautiful and majestic animals please voice your opinion. It may be too late for this years cull, but you can help stop future culls. You can start by signing this petition: https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/protect-alberta-s-wild-horses-a-heritage-animal. You could also support Wild Horses of Alberta Society or
http://www.wildhorsesofalberta.ca
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I have seen a long time ago in new Orleans when I was there in the year 1970
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I'm happy to announce I am now represented by Different Strokes Gallery in Olds, Alberta. http://differentstrokesartgallery.ca They are on Facebook as well at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Different-Strokes-Gallery
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wonderful painting!!
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*Chicken Dancer - 11x14" - Oil on canvas"

I painted this one from my photographs (seen here: http://ow.ly/ulMfH ). What amazed me is that even though the photo was very impressionistic and blurred, the painting didn't come out the same way, which goes to show the adage of "less is more" really does apply in painting. 

Now, I was working from my actual digital file. What is shown in the link above is a cyanotype print of the image. So I had considerably more contrast to work from than what's shown in the cyanotype print. 

If you would have asked me three or four years ago what I'd never paint, my answer would have been people, yet now I am quite drawn to figurative works and these Native portraits. 

Details about this painting and other works can be found on my website: http://www.robertamurray.ca

For  #firstfridayartwalk   #oilpainting
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Thank you all for the comments.
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Cross' Blackfoot Man - 9x12" - Oil on canvas One of my ancestors was an artist of note in Canada. Frederick George Cross was my grandmothers uncle. He worked for the CPR, but spent much of his time painting. He was most noted for his watercolours but did wo...
Cross' Blackfoot Man - 9x12" - Oil on canvas One of my ancestors was an artist of note in Canada. Frederick George Cross was my grandmothers uncle. He worked for the CPR, but spent much of his time painting. He was most not...
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Good work Roberta!  Fascinating story too, I will keep my eyes open for you.
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Artist, Photographer, Weather Watcher, Ethical Human
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First A Little Legal Business:
All images are copyright protected. They are not to be downloaded, used, abused, mistreated, claimed as your own, printed, painted, parasited. If you share them credit me and link back to http://www.robertamurray.ca; and do so from my original post not by downloading and reposting without my written permission.

Now On With The Show....

I make pictures. Sometimes they are drawn, sometimes painted, sometimes photographed. The method is less important than the message. 

If you want to learn more about me or my work visit one of my websites: Uncommon Depth (photography) or Roberta Murray (paintings).

You can connect with my on Facebook, and can shop for my work at Painterly Photo or Pictorialist Photo

I sell a unique line of hand painted textures for digital imaging and photography - Atelier Textures.

I have been a volunteer weather watcher for over 20 years. I love birds. I am a lover of nature, puppy dogs, little girls, and laughter. Occassional goof. I am a pessimist, optimist, real, surreal, emotional, calm, keeps secrets, loves to make people laugh; and believes everyone should just lighten up and be kind to one another. I am deeply saddened by the troubled world at times.

Some Themes & Tags I Try To Remember (but often forget)

#LandscapeArtTuesday sponsored by +Christina Deubel

#WaterscapeArtWednesday sponsored by +Terrill Welch

#FigurativeArtFriday sponsored by +Maude McDonald and +Melodie Douglas
#FridayArtCritique +FridayArtCritique

#TextureBlendPhotography curated by +Gemma Costa
#breakfastclub - morning photography
#breakfastartclub - morning art
#G+withBrushes

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I figured out what I wanted to be when I grew up when I was 2 and here I am doing it.
Education
  • Olds College
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  • New York Institute of Photography
    Professional Photography
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    Artists/Photographer, 2005
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I am pleased to share some exciting news I received today. I have been accepted as an active juried member of the Federation of Canadian Art

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Sunrise At The Pier
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Impressionist photo of an ocean sunrise. Signed archival pigment print on fine art watercolor paper.

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I Saw A Miracle
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