Rethinking Constraints

Rethinking Constraints: Does a painting have to be rectangle?   I have been thinking about constraints lately. During my day job I have been getting quotes for a new project, I start by creating constraints in order to select the next contractor. They quote the...

My Most Memorable Cups of Coffee

Coffee is not memorable because it is a daily habit. However, when I took up sketching in a travel notebook last October, daily moments have become etched in my memory. Sketching forces the brain to assess and understand the details of the surroundings, one becomes...

Visiting Galleries Can Inspire Your Artwork

My artwork is of the places that I visit. However, when the paint finally touches the canvas, my ideas are often filtered by the art that I’ve seen. The colors, composition can be linked to some of my favorite paintings! I thought I would share a few examples of...

The Art of Noticing: Travel Sketchbook #1

Art allows us to notice what we have seen & the act of sketching allows us spend focused time noticing the world around us. One of my favorite books “Art of Travel” by Alain de Botton elaborates on the things we miss by rushing through our travel...

Packaging Large Canvas Paintings for Shipping

The “Granville Island Market” painting recently sold and it needed to be shipped across Canada. Here is how I package paintings for shipping when the canvas remains mounted on the frame.   Once I ship it, I impatiently wait to hear if the painting...

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