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Aug 18, 2016

First attempt on Black Canvas

A few days ago I posted my first painting on black canvas. I wasn't going to share it here, but was surprised at the positive comments I received when I posted it on my personal profile page.  I love my painting of the lady in red and also the purple and white flowers, but this one, I thought, was just ok. 

I guess everyone likes different things, so here's my latest. Love it or hate it, I'm just learning.

My husband says it looks like it's taken just under the bridge at Cayoosh Creek in Lillooet. My daughter in law thought it was a waterfall. Whatever - I'm just painting here! 

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. It's a cool 30C here today, with 36-38C in the forecast. It's going to be hot for the next couple of weeks! 



  1. This is lovely - the movement of the water is beautifully caught, and it look wonderfully cool and refreshing.

  2. Seriously, just ok?!! It's wonderful!!! I LOVE that it's on black canvas, and love the water movement. I can totally hear the water running! Outstanding. You are a true talent! Thanks for visiting me today too...I appreciate you!

  3. Looks great! I love how you painted the water!

  4. That is great! Reminds me of the streams in the mountains where we camp.

  5. Very pretty. You captured the look of flowing water in great detail.


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