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Bears Dancing

Bear Dance Serious fun for kids in the circle. Cold tell by the claws and growls. Had never seen this before. Updated some very old brushes in Painter 2018 to paint the bears a little […]

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Watch Bears Dance

Watch Bears Dance “Watch Bears dance” – digital painting result based on Neskonlith Elder’s Pow Wow, August 2017, from WIP  GrandMother archives. Created Nov. 2017. for 18 X 22.5 inch gallery wrap.      

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Rodeo Retiree

I don’t know Don. He has been visible at every Pritchard rodeo I ever attended. He wears many hats at the BCRA. Runs the tractor that cultivates the arena for the barrel riders: judges bare, […]

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Pritchard Rodeo

BCRA Rodeo – Pritchard 2017 I attended the July 9th rodeo in Pritchard and found that half of the toughest contestants, those from Cache Creek area were not able to compete. They were busy fighting […]

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Canada Day 2017

Chase Parade Chase Canada Day paraded an honour guard, RCMP in red, float cakes marked 150, golf carts and emergency vehicles brought up the rear. And there was more….

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Flautist

A flautist is under a canopy of cherry trees. I carried this idea in my head when I first saw the tree in a photo. It was good to get it painted. If you scroll […]

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Cherry Tree

Have been doing lots of painting, but no posting. For March, The Cherry tree is a further exercise in trunk, branch and foliage. As well, it is a negative painting practice to separate pannicles and […]

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Deer Man

The Deer This man was dancing in the Seniors category at the Neskonlith Pow Wow, 2016. In the photo reference, he wears bright green regalia as he danced. And he was a very good dancer.But […]

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Portrait Montage

Portrait Painted with Rock and Forest Textures Still practicing. This one is textures painted with the new texture brush categories from Painter. Below is the latest:  

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Child Portraits

Child Portraits New version Painter 2017 out means new interface and tools. In ‘learning mode’ it means a lot of practice with few visually satisfying results, but many new ideas to develop and put together. As […]

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Go Home

Time To Go Home This digital oil painting, with a bit of impasto, was posted for a Sept 29, 2016, DAA class using Corel Painter’s new 2017, new software version. For my final assignment I […]

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Blue Heron Painting

Great Blue Heron Used Karen Bonaker’s impasto brushes to add harsh edges to the bird and feathers while making the lake and reflection blended. Original from a photo I took in February (Brrrr) of a […]

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Pet Portrait

Pet Portrait of Benji A Bichon-Poodle cross who was dashing through wet morning grass demanded attention. He is ten, with energy to spare and very congenial, as was his owner. Have not painted dogs, other […]

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Oriental Pink Lilies

Oriental Pinks Taking a class on Impasto with special brushes and wanted a finished image to print. For me, impasto is all about edges and light. I always like a subtle little bit of impasto […]

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Pet Portrait

Dog Portrait of Kia Time to do a pet portrait. it’s been a long time since I did a short haired dog, so I am not much of a judge. Kia is getting older and […]

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Pow Wow Youth

Youth Pow Wow Dancer I call this painting “BlueBoy”. Oil, impasto, and blending with brushes on multiple layers and versions.

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Boy Dancer

Mouse – Boy Dancer Finished this youthful grass dancer. Mouse was the browns sampled from the boy’s regalia. And the image started out, predominantly in sepia colours. Later, I sampled more of the colours and […]

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Cranesbill

Blending Blue Cranesbill, A Perennial Geranium Blending these days to practice for an upcoming class with Karen Bonaker, at Digital Art Academy. I need to use the new Blender Panel in Painter. I’d like to […]

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SweetHeart Dancer

Child Pow Wow Dancer for Valentine’s Day This is the latest in the series of Pow Wow Dancers. While impasto was used to make male Boldini figures, the child was done in a softer, more […]

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Snow Dancers

Dancer in a Snowscape I made a photo composite of my main subject on a heavily populated aspen patch. Then I painted a snowscape with a few birches, my subject, and later added a fox […]

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Dancer Landscape

Still painting, still printing Pow Wow dancers on archival canvas. Now I am also oil painting and gel varnishing large canvas panels as well. I hungered for a series to develop in my  own way. […]

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Hockey on Ice

Arena Updates  Trevor Okino Poster New composite Heat Poster, “#7-Trevor Okino”, was created from home game shoots of the 2014-15 season. A nebula image from The Hubble site was added to make a background. The […]

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Owl

Owl Medicine Bag Along the animistic theme, this is a further painted Boldini-like pow wow dancer. This fellow holds “The owl” in his hands in the form of a medicine bag. I picked an owl […]

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Pipe Dancer

Pipe of Change (Click Image to View Full Sized.)   The legend of Calf Woman kept going through my mind as I painted.  I want the dancer and the white calf to have power and […]

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Dapper Dancer

Dapper Hatted Man and Canada Goose (Click Image to View Full Sized Hat Man)   Dapper Dancer & Canada Goose   The best way for me to learn is to “just do it”, and keep […]

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Pow Wow Dancer

Heron Man I printed my first canvas and I printed it with a new printer. Also created “Heron Man” —another Pow Wow painting— the 13th image in a series of Bodini-like figures. Optimism has returned.  […]

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Chase Election

Chase Municipal Election (Click to open Thumbnails below) The November 15th Chase Municipal Election returned Councillor David Lepsoe for a third term and Councillor Steve Scott for a second term.   As well, two first-time […]

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Paintings Lost

I put all my painted images that I had not printed onto a storage hard drive during extensive house renovations. The external hard drive failed. When I inquired about the costs involved in rescue and […]

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Little Shuswap Lake

Little Shuswap Lake – Mid May.   This morning, 8:30, took a photograph of Little Shuswap Lake in between rains. It rains edible nitrogen–makes colours rich. Makes birds loud. I’m liking Spring all over again. […]

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Long Canoes

Long Canoes Paddle Through the Mouth of Little Shuswap Lake August 1st, under the noon day sun, many stand on Pine Street bridge to cheer, wave, and hold up signs for the 5 local bands […]

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Chase Wharf

Chase Wharf Photographs The new wharf is a steel and concrete beauty, taller, and made to last longer. If needed, a maintenance truck can now drive down the length of it. The wharf funding was […]

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Rodeo Bull

Pritchard puts on a great little rodeo. It’s so well set up that I can count on great action shots and lots of photo stories. I love a good story. This story is about the […]

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Timber Sports

Making Cookies And Chop Part I – slideshows July 14, 2012, I lug my camera to Memorial Park in the hope of finding a log-rolling contest that I could photograph from the beach. No log-rolling. […]

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Timber Sports – 2

Cookies & Chops continued July 14, 2012, Memorial Park, Chase, BC, the Timber Sports competition in full swing. Contestants are measured and judged during timber games for accuracy, agility, skill, stamina, and speed. (This article […]

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Postcard From Chase

Chase – Only One Ass in Town My first visit to the Chase Chamber of Commerce information trailer was to learn about a now forgotten event. While in conversation with the attendant, I noticed a […]

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