Sunday, May 29

Charity Art Auction

I thought I would plug my cousin's fundraising event for cancer research. He's racing to raise awareness and funds for the Alberta Cancer Foundation. I've donated a painting to the cause in the hopes that it would raise as much money as possible.

You see, my dad was just diagnosed with leukemia--chronic lymphocytic leukemia to be precise--and I would love it if you could even donate a few dollars to ending cancer. Even if it saves just one person's life, it's worth it. If it would help my dad, I would be eternally grateful. I love him with all my heart, and I hate to think of him hurting. I know you would feel the same way if your loved one was diagnosed with cancer.

Here's the art auction poster and a link to where you can donate to the Ride to Conquer Cancer directly.

Click HERE to donate.

Friday, May 27


15" x 10"
Pastel on toned paper

This is the first of four kids that I have been commissioned to paint in pastel. His name is Brendin, a good-looking kid with a beautiful smile.

Saturday, May 21

I did it!

36" x 48"
Acrylic on canvas

I'm DONE!! After many months, this beast is delivered to her owner, my sister-in-law, Karla. I must say, I have a feeling of great relief that I was able to push through and get 'er done. I'm pleased with the result, too. I've posted a picture of me with the beast (in painting attire and with "painting hair") just to get an idea of the size.

Thanks so much for believing in me so much, Karla. I hope you are blessed for many years to come with this painting.

Friday, May 6

Thai Lady

"Thai Lady"
11 1/2" x 12 1/2"
Pastel on toned paper

I must have bought a bad sheet of paper. I fought on this drawing too, but this one (unlike the Thai baby) I'm satisfied with.

This Thai lady comes from a group of photos my friend sent me. She is of the Karen tribe, a large tribe that spans China, Thailand and Burma. There are numerous ethnic divisions within the Karen, the most famous being the long-neck Karen, where the women wear neck rings.

The Karen had an oral tradition that they had lost their ability to read and write long ago, and that they would one day recover that gift when a foreigner would come and restore their language and story to the written form. The hill tribe (where our lady here comes from) had its first convert to Christianity in the late 1800s, and they felt that this prophecy had been fulfilled with the coming of missionaries to their tribe, who were able to translate their oral language to a written language.

Since then, some of the Karen have kept Christianity as their belief system, and the lady drawn was a believer who came for the opening of a Karen Bible School.

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Monday, May 2

Work in Progress

I'm working on a big painting for my sister-in-law for what seems like an eternity. This is me working on "the hand". I'm getting to the last stages here, finally.