I will forever think of Alberta as the place of perfect reflections. Every landscape is reflected back at one in a mirror image.

We were always on the go in Alberta, as it was a driving tour sort of vacation. Saw a lot in a short timespan, which is amazing. Most of my quiet time to draw was found in the backset of the jeep, driving between beautiful locations. Good for later recall, mostly. Here’s a few of those on-the-go-sketches, done in a moving vehicle.

My brothers almost done his summer project of refinishing the lower porch and recreating the upper porch on our Victorian home. It’s starting to look great. We’re gonna have to refinish one set of stairs, cause the silver from the roof kinda dropped all over them. Oh well. It looks great. 

Now we just need to find someone who can make a duplicate of the little spikey thing that’a missing on the one side, and it’s done! 

Emerald Lake
Lake Moraine
Lake Louise
Waterton Lake

Elk Island Lake

Alberta has just as many beautiful lakes as Ontario does. I never knew that before. 

OMG my bosses don’t complain enough about these nasty 6:30am flights. Someone really needs to highlight that 4am taxi when booking morning flight. 

And who would have thought some parents actually drag screaming 2yr olds on such an early flight??!? Am I just unlucky? Hint to airlines: its time to start declaring ‘adult only’ flight schedules. They already have adult only communities; this is just expanding on the same premise. 


Realizing that one can’t take much on an airplane. I’m now thinking watercolours for the trip, and making rough work while there and more completed (oil) pieces when back in the studio. Still bummed about it though; but with the baggage strike, and the rules that state no oil paint onboard, the choice is pretty much made for me.

Anyway, have been working this past weekend with the watercolours to see how this plan will pan out. Just some roughs that i was playing with.


Show ends this Sunday in Toronto though, so get down to the AGO asap to see it. She painted more than flowers; her rocks and hills are amazing. Security it incredible, so not much room to get a real close look at the pieces. And strictly no photos. Sigh. 

Just uploading the final Potter Painted Gameboard. It was great fun to paint on. I’ve updated this on my Page in the Gallery, along with a notation on the series in general for those of you who are interested.

Potter Painted Gameboard, June2017
Potter Painted Gameboard, June2017
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