Happy Family Day Alberta!

Happy Family Day Alberta!

The Sunflower Project, What's the Big Idea?, Youtube Channel
Because families start with love: http://youtu.be/RD7kC2mb38Q I love that Family Day follows Valentine's Day here in Alberta! Because, as the song says, (insert name here) & (insert name here) sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G; first comes love, then comes marriage (or whatever relationship definition works for your reproductive unit), then comes (insert names here) pushing the baby carriage. So in honour of that special bond that grows between two people and then is shared with the next generation, Happy Family Day from my family to your's! I hope you will enjoy watching this Valentine's day video that I published to my youtube channel for Valentine's day, and that it inspires you to encourage your next generation to pay the love forward as well! Happy Family day from our family!
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A Valentine for the World

A Valentine for the World

The Sunflower Project, What's the Big Idea?
I've made 6 new sunflower seed paintings remind you to share your love with the world! I've published a new video to Youtube for Valentine's day documenting the process of creating all six and I encourage you to subscribe to my Youtube channel so you don't miss that. Remember to sign up to the sunflower project if you have not already by visiting my website here.
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Thoughts on Over-painting (oil)

Uncategorized, Working Artist, Youtube Channel
I just didn't have a passion for the project anymore. The inspiration did not work out and I was not stubborn enough to invest more time in making it work. So wasteful to abandon high quality* canvases in this time of thoughtful consumption, so I repainted them with fresh inspiration. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImfXs3W7rp4 Of course there are considerations for overpainting canvases: Is the original completely dry? If you're considering immediately repainting a painting you will have to worry about the dry rates of the underlying layers, oil and solvent contents of those layers and how it will effect the new painting. Is the painting fresh enough that you could just scrape the whole thing back? If not I would strongly suggest waiting until the painting is completely dry so at least you…
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A Better Butter Tart (painting).

The Story Behind the Painting, What's the Big Idea?, Youtube Channel
https://youtu.be/845smnDVeqE So This is what happens when an initial idea doesn't pan out on a canvas. Originally I was going to do a series of small paintings with a recipe card for pancakes overlaid with agricultural and ingredient images. It just wasn't working, so I abandoned the set after the base sketches were done, and decided to re-use the canvas for these lovely little food still life paintings depicting Canadian heritage treats with tea, books and various items. So here is the first of three of these original oil paintings shown being painted directly over the original sketch. Speed-painting and time-lapse painting video's of the other two paintings will be uploaded to YouTube in March and May, so if you would like to see them as well you should definitely…
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