Yearly Archives: 2010

Kent Monkman: The Triumph of Mischief, Art Show, AGGV – Victoria, BC

By | July 22nd, 2010|Art News|

{from the AGGV website} Date: June 18, 2010 - September 12, 2010 Kent Monkman is a Toronto-based artist of Cree and Irish ancestry. He produces work in a variety of media, including painting, video, film, photography, sculpture, installation, and performance. Monkman draws inspiration from the histories depicted in 19th century art, including photography [...]

Squirrel, Olive Oil

By | June 23rd, 2010|Art of Consumption|

Acrobat Squirrel Cone of Starvation My fascination with squirrels can be said to be, "for the birds." My inspiration to paint them as characters, perhaps too. But, so are the bird feeders. We have many squirrels in our yard. We also have bird feeders made of seeds, in the shape of [...]

Saint Squirrel – art in progress

By | June 10th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Saint Squirrel is still in progress. I'm learning that a colour study saves on time and effort early on. I'll do that next time (smile). As mentioned before, it helps me see how the painting is developing by photographing and posting to my blog. Many thanks for your continued interest in my process.

Saint Squirrel – in progress

By | May 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|

I've been told I might go to hell for this one. I'll make sure to pack plenty of nuts. Title: Saint Squirrel: Keeper of Lost Nuts | Protector of Roadkill =  in progress. This painting was inspired by "one of our squirrels" who was hit by a car that we attempted to rescue. [...]

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Veteran Squirrel & His Bride – painting complete

By | May 12th, 2010|Art News|

Title: Veteran Squirrel and His Bride, 2010 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 18 X 24 Artist: Carollyne Yardley

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Veteran Squirrel – in progress

By | May 4th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Working in the lab - still working on this one called The Veteran Squirrel. (60)

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Canadian Artists, Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum, The Gardiner Museum and The Spirit of Toronto

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

We visited Toronto last week. It is perhaps my favorite Canadian city visited so far because of the art and culture, but also for the ladies who wear big hair and makeup.Now and again, I like to see some false eyelashes, and hair spritzed to the max. Toronto in April 2010, view from c5 [...]

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Mortlach 70 yo 1938/2008 46.1% “Generations” Gordon and MacPhail.

By | March 27th, 2010|Uncategorized|

I just had a sample of the oldest single malt ever bottled on planet earth. Mortlach 70 yo 1938/2008 46.1% "Generations" Gordon and MacPhail. And at ₤10,000 a bottle, it's a good thing it was so divine. Old cabinets, wood. Oy vay.

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Veteran Squirrel and his Bride – in progress

By | March 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|

The Veteran Squirrel and his Bride, is in progress (30). This is my first "squirrel couple" painting. Most of the squirrels in our yard would disagree with this arrangement, since it's every squirrel for his/herself where the nuts are concerned. Along with my excitement for this new painting, we had an unfortunate casualty [...]

Bagpiper Squirrel finished, Artist, Victoria, BC

By | March 4th, 2010|Art News|

Bagpiper Squirrel, Acrylic on Canvas, 18 X 24, Carollyne Yardley, 2010 Let the angels sing, the Bagpiper Squirrel is finally complete (38). I started this painting back in May 2009 (click here to see original post). I posted progress on it June 24, 2009 | August 09, 2009 | August 19, 2009 | [...]