Today Mackenzie finished a painting project. First I had her draw the horse up-side down, in order to help her draw the lines and shapes with accuracy. She was very happy with how this turned out! Next we used a painting by Franz Marc, "The Red Horses" (1911) as an inspiration for the colour scheme. Mackenzie was happy to add her own personal design marks on the horse as a finishing touch.
My younger friend, cousin, and art student Rachel was recently diagnosed with leukemia. Along with many other people, I put up these ribbons as a sign of my support for Rachel.
I live in Southern Ontario on a farm with my husband, Dennis, and our two daughters. Painting out of my studio on our farm allows me to stay close to my family and to be surrounded by the natural landscape that continues to influence my work.