JOANNE’S BLOG

My painting on a skateboard

My painting on a skateboard

My painting 'Rainy Afternoon' is featured on one of the 2019 Kitsch skateboards. It was fun to collaborate with a local company in Vancouver. Kitsch was looking for a typical Vancouver scene for their boards, what better than the Gastown Steamclock and umbrellas? This...

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My interview with Thrive Talks Podcast is out this week

My interview with Thrive Talks Podcast is out this week

For the past three years I have been a member of Thrive Art Studio Mastermind program. Quoting directly from the Thrive website: "THRIVE supports female visual artists from around the world by providing the community, accountability, and support necessary to help them...

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Robotic Arm doing a Paint-by-Number

Robotic Arm doing a Paint-by-Number

With my robotic arm project, 'Painting Variables', I keep getting asked to share videos of the process. I thought it might be fun as a first example to attempt to do an "Aquatic" Paint-by-Numbers. I have been focused on making the brushstrokes more organic which lends...

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Latest Commission Paintings of Mount Baker and Iceland

Latest Commission Paintings of Mount Baker and Iceland

This past month I completed two commission on canvas. In both projects, the clients shared their photographs & stories with me and I used it to create the paintings.     As a landscape/cityscape painter, I get two types of commissions one is working from...

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Equation of a Circle to Paint Curves

Equation of a Circle to Paint Curves

I had to open my algebra textbooks to review my engineering notes to paint curves. SOH CAH TOA is written throughout my notebook to remind myself of the sine and cosine calculations. Thankfully it came back to me quickly. The two paintings below are VERY different,...

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Why do I paint?

Why do I paint?

For so many reasons. Let me try to articulate a few… I have been painting as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories are of finger-paints or coloring books. I have always been drawn to the process, there is story happening while I paint as the colors come...

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