Monthly Archives: September 2008

Officer and a GentleSquirrel – complete

By | September 29th, 2008|Paintings, Squirrel Series|

Title: An Officer and a GentleSquirrel, 2008 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 18 X 24, Gallery Wrap Artist: Carollyne Yardley

Vanity Fair Exhibition – Scottish National Portrait Gallery

By | September 23rd, 2008|Art of Consumption, Gallery and Museums Visits|

I returned from Scotland feeling refreshed and loving art. I will write more extensively later on, but for now, here is one of the highlights. I just love the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. They had 150 memorable portraits used on the covers of Vanity Fair magazine. Portraits ranged from Madonna to Katheryn Hepburn. Photographers such as Norma Jean Roy, Henry [...]

Worked on Tartan Pants today

By | September 10th, 2008|Work in Progress: The Lab|

Almost finished. Will also take better photo tomorrow. (2)

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Painted in the curtains

By | September 9th, 2008|Work in Progress: The Lab|

More work on my latest squirrel today. Mostly filled in the backgound and some details. Bit more to do though, so it's still not complete. (3)

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Elvis Presley – Sweet Caroline (written by Neil Diamond)

By | September 9th, 2008|Art of Consumption|

Well, I found the best of three worlds. My favorite songwriter (Neil Diamond), my favourite singing performer (Elvis), all wrapped up in a white sweet-sweaty jumpsuit, singing my sweet ol' favourite song (oh how vain). Add in a few karate moves, and you have a little bit of heaven according to moi! Enjoy!

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Painted the hat and coat

By | September 8th, 2008|Work in Progress: The Lab|

More work on it today, background is starting to fill in, and more details added. (2)

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Love Squirrels

By | September 7th, 2008|Work in Progress: The Lab|

I worked on this one a bit more tonight. Still have much more to do. (4)

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Baby Tattooville

By | September 4th, 2008|Art of Consumption|

I found a website through Artnews Blog that linked to a show of 10 artists from the southern California region. Two artists in particular - I just fell in love with their work. When I have more time to dedicate to my art, my goal is to start illustrating scenes with a storyboard and narrative [...]

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Biker art by local painter will star in new TV series

By | September 4th, 2008|Art News|

Manon Elder's works are part of the set in a show about an outlaw motorcycle club. When Manon Elder began painting professionally 20 years ago, she never thought she'd become a biker chick. Then the Oak Bay artist was best known for her oil-on-canvas portraits of great Canadian women. But she switched gears a few [...]

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Officer and a GentleSquirrel – in progress

By | September 3rd, 2008|Work in Progress: The Lab|

Worked a little bit more on the "outfit" or uniform (4)

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