Monthly Archives: August 2010

Saint Squirrel – He protects you because you’re NUTS!

By | August 19th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Saint Squirrel and a myriad of other names come to mind - BUT -  he is officially unnamed. I will accept suggestions until Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 using the comment area below this post.  This painting is STILL IN PROGRESS, but I aim to finish up next week.

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Red Shoes Squirrel (Saint Squirrel) still in progress

By | August 13th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Just posting latest development of Saint Squirrel (with Red Shoes name to be determined). He's coming along nicely. Still much more work to do. Quite a few changes since last post.

Have a look at the world famous gopher museum in Torrington, Alberta

By | August 9th, 2010|Art of Consumption|

I knew there were people out there like me. About the size of an RV, Torrington Gopher Hole Museum features stuffed gophers (actually, "Richardson's Ground Squirrels) posed to resemble the townspeople. Exhibits include gophers dressed as a priest, bank robber, RCMP officer, duck hunter, firefighter, and beautician, among others. Dressed in elaborate costumes and [...]

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Saint Squirrel – major changes in progress

By | August 4th, 2010|Uncategorized|

I began painting Saint Squirrel in May 2010 and posted an update in June 2010. Major changes have happened in the last week. I'm very excited about the direction it has taken, and I feel my painting mojo is in motion. Still in progress - but worthy of posting it's latest incarnation - Saint Squirrel [...]

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Tony Ryder’s Demonstration: Santa Fe Painting Holiday: Part 4

By | August 3rd, 2010|Art of Consumption|

As discussed in an earlier post, I went to Santa Fe, New Mexico in July to take a two week portrait painting class from Tony Ryder (Ryder Studio School). During the morning of each day (Monday to Friday), Tony would demonstrate the techniques by painting his own canvas using the live model. This began with [...]

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