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Andrea Cole (Yandie)
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Simon
As an artist have you ever completed something and been unendingly impressed with how it came out?  Especially when it was kind of done as a lark, just to see if you could? I'm always intimidated by the idea of painting animals, then pleasantly surprised wh...

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Snowscape with Creek and Fence
It's winter here in Canada. There are a lot of things I don't like about winter, and not many that I do. But I do enjoy the fresh-fallen snow when the sun is hitting mid-afternoon and the sky is a brilliant blue. Cameras never capture the effect as I would ...

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Oh Very Young - or - Happy 40th Anniversary Mom and Dad!
Holy heck, I am really excited to finally share this piece. Today is my parents' 40th wedding anniversary. I decided to honour the occasion, I wanted to paint my one of my favorite photographs of them, taken on a camping trip in the mid-1970s while they wer...

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Desert Grave
Sometimes I just want to paint for the hell of it but I don't really know what I want to do, so I just start slapping colour onto a junk canvas until I start to see something. This quickly turned into some rolling hills, and a blood-red sunset. I was listen...

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Halfway Lake Provincial Park, Site 93
This year we went on our first successful family camping weekend in about three years. The last time was the summer before my cancer diagnosis. We camped at Halfway Lake Provincial Park, about 90 minutes north of Sudbury.  We were there during the week, so ...

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Flower DipTych
Occasionally when the boy and I go on road trips around the province, we'll stop for hikes. He likes to take photos of interesting flowers we see. This diptych is two different takes on one of the flowers we saw near Mactier. Acrylic on Watercolor Paper 7x5...

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Hello, Neighbour
My street has some pretty lousy drainage. The upside, however, is we get new neighbours in the springtime, after the snow melts and the rains come.  There's a duck family that nest in a puddle down the road from us. I realized a couple weeks ago that I had ...

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Awaiting His Master's Return
Back when we lived in the Dollhouse, I had a big old orange tomcat. His name was Spartacus. In the summer, sometimes he liked to sit in the window of the kitchen. It was one of those heavy wood framed windows, with leaded glass. Acrylic on 12x16 cradled woo...

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The Busker
One of the problems I've had in the past that I've been trying to resolve is the tendency to paint the main subject of the image first, then fill in the background. What this usually results in sometimes is an inconsistency in the background, especially whe...
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