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Sculpting with Cloth

Last weekend, I tried something new. Or rather something I haven’t done since my days studying art at the Ontario College of Art about 30 years ago. I attended Tineke Doornbosch’s Garden Spirits workshop to create an outdoor sculpture.   … Continue reading

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Revising Old Paintings

Have you ever looked at one of your paintings from several years ago. All of a sudden you see errors you didn’t notice before? Or maybe you wanted to add something new that didn’t occur to you when you first … Continue reading

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Twenty Tricks for Overcoming Your Internal Critic – Part 2

So have you tried some of my last post ideas? Did they do the trick? Or is your left brain critic is still active, chattering negative stuff at you and interfering with your creativity? Here are more ideas which may … Continue reading

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20 Tricks for Overcoming Your Internal Critic – Part 1

20 Tricks for Overcoming Your Internal Critic – Part 1 Do you sabotage yourself with negative thinking and self talk? You are not alone! These messages we give ourselves come out of our verbal left brain. And, I let that … Continue reading

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The Kite Festival and the Construction Digger

During our third visit to India, we watched the local kite festival from the rooftop of a family we visited in Ahmadabad. Our host was a lovely young woman who had run away to escape an arranged marriage, dodging her … Continue reading

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Painting the Women in India

My favourite subject is women. I especially like to paint hardworking women who look beautiful and elegant even when they are doing heavily-demanding physical labour. India provides the ideal environment for all these requirements to come together. The women are … Continue reading

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Letting the “abstraction” shine through (Overpainting, Part II)

My goal in painting is to stay as abstract as possible. However I do enjoy having an element of realism in my work. One method I use regularly to trick my left brain is to begin with an abstract underpainting … Continue reading

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