Saturday, September 25, 2010

Alberta Oil Painters Group Exhibition

On Oct. 16, 2010 the Alberta Oil Painters are having our fourth group exhibition at the Johnson Gallery. We’ve changed from the yearly Thurs. evening show it to a Saturday afternoon wine and cheese from 1-5. Show stays up till Oct. 30.

We'll have a mix of landscape, floral, still life, plein air, and abstract.

Johnson Gallery/Framecraft
7711-85 St.
Edmonton, AB

Monday, September 6, 2010

Paintings from a Week in the Rocky Mountains

I had the great pleasure of camping and painting with fellow artists for a week in the Canadian Rockies. We camped where the North Saskatchewan River enters Abraham Lake, and there were vistas everywhere.

Here are three oil paintings done on 11" by 14" primed wood panels. I painted transparently over a white ground, which allows the oil colours to glow, similar to watercolour but with more texture.

"Behind the Trees and Across the Lake"
This first painting is the most fanciful. Trees partially blocked my view of the lower portion of the view, but I saw no need to put them in.

"Across the River, the Valley Gives Way"
This painting was done right from our campsite. It's marvelous to live next to such a view, even if only for one week.

"Where the Lake Begins"
This view shows the river where it just enters Abraham Lake. It is painted from the flats right below our campsite.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Peony - New Painting For Show

One July Morning, 16x20, Oil on Canvas
© Cindy Revell

Illuminated, 5x7, Oil on Canvas
© Cindy Revell

These paintings are two of about 20 that will be at the Candler Art Gallery July 24-Mid August. In addition to the still lifes I'll be showing my new hybrid paintings publicly for the first time. I call them hybrids because they are a coming together of my fine art and illustration.

The Candler Art Gallery is in Camrose, Alberta on historical main street at 5002-50 St.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Early summer is one of my favourite times of the year, marsh ragwort season! Such a common name for such a beautiful all be it stinky plant. The sloughs in Alberta are ringed with gold while last year's grass and reeds glow salmon and pink in the sunshine. A week ago I painted this plein air at Elk Island, a national park just a short drive from my home. If you are interested in meeting people from other parts of the world this is the place to be. A contingent of international conservationists and an elderly couple from Switzerland were a welcomed interruption. For some reason people love to talk to artists!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Commissioned Portraits by Susan Box

6x8 Oil on Canvas
This beautiful German Shepherd is a memorial painting; Casy died of a heart condition about a year ago. Her master actually lives in Germany so this painting is going the furthest afield of all the portraits I've done thus far.

6x8 Oil on Canvas

6x8 Oil on Canvas
Riley and Kailey are cousins by adoption, their owners are sisters. These portraits are for "Gramma"!
I have been spending the last few weeks doing what I love:
painting Pet Portraits.
Whether the pet is noble, gentle, beautiful or goofy, my goal is to convey those qualities and create a lasting memory.

Curlew in Balboa

Curlew in Balboa
6x8 Oil on Board framed

This curlew seemed so serene and he seemed to represent how our mood can have a ripple effect.

A Cold Day in Kananaskis

Neaves Bridge

South Cooking Lake Looking East

Whitemud Creek

Prairie Gold

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dragon Pears - A response to Spring Greens

Dragon Pears, 16 x 20, Oil on Canvas
Cindy Revell

Dragon Pears was painted in response to the lovely fresh greens of spring. This painting will be available at the Candler Art Gallery in Camrose in mid-July to the end of August when I'll be their featured artist.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bean Pot with Pens and Brushes

Bean Pot with Pens and Brushes, 6 x 8, Oil/canvas panel
Cindy Revell

Some special items from my studio including some old nib pens from my Aunt who is an excellent artist.