Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Small paintings for wintertime

Wintertime encourages me to reflect upon the year spent in Alberta's landscape. I do by making small pictures using gouache, sometimes assisted by watercolour pencils, from pictures I have taken on my outings. Here are a few examples. All are 4" by 6" or smaller.

Terry Elrod

Monday, September 19, 2011

Alberta Oil Painters Showing In Fort Saskatchewan

Opening reception Friday Oct. 7, 7:00-9:00 PM at the Alberta Lottery Fund Art Gallery in the heart of the Sherritt Cultural Pavilion at the Dow Centennial Centre at 8700 84 St. Fort Saskatchewan, AB.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The ties that bind.

Pepper & Jazz



I've just finished the portrait of Pepper and Jazz and it got me thinking of these wonderful animals and their human companions. Each has it's own story to tell and I think as an artist I'm privileged to have been invited into their and their owner's life. KD and Rocky were beloved companions, KD dying tragically at a year, Rocky after thirteen years. Their owners miss them terribly and it was my job as an artist to paint their portraits. I had to try and express who they were and what they meant to the people who loved them. Pepper, rescued from a bad situation and Jazz, a show horse are still here. When I saw them they seemed to be great friends and it doesn't matter to their owner that one's a champion while the other was unwanted and in need of a home. I think the bond people have with their animals is strong because animals are innocent, they never judge, never blame, so we can love them unconditionally.