Thursday, December 3, 2009

Back from Montreal


Late last night we got back from our 2 day trip to Montreal. I love it there! the food, the shopping....there are malls  downtown that go on and on, you could wander all day, and not see everything.
I spent more than I should have, but we only do this once a year. I am disappointed that there was no snow. It's been a strange fall here too, nothing at all for the month of November, you would never know this was Canada.  Before I left I was working mostly on ACEOs - like the mermaid you see above.  I've done a few more of the owls, more of my whimsical Sugarbugs, including one of my favorites with her snowman too. Can you tell I have snow on my mind, lol?

 

I am still waiting for a sunny day so that I can photograph some of my Christmas decorations....
and shortly I will begin discussing Christmas movies. I'm a wee bit behind this week, so thought I'd give a quick update.
I'm feeling the urge to paint larger angels and icons, since it has been a while since I did that.  I sketched for hours on the train back, and have some interesting ideas to work on. Some interesting girls made their way onto my pages, now the trick is to see how well I can make them happen on canvas, that's the tough part!
I will leave you with this photo of an over 3 storey high Christmas tree, filled with cute little scenes like this one. I went to 3 different floors photographing different angles of it, but found most of the pics ended up blurry :-(

11 comments:

Nicola said...

Wow I love the mermaid, she is gorgeous!! There is an award on my blog for you! xx

Dishilicious said...

so so so beautiful. you're a star!! :)

slommler said...

Beautiful work! That tree sounds amazing! Glad you had a good time! We have snow here and you are welcome to it! Yuck!
Hugs
SueAnn

Marlene said...

Glad you enjoyed your trip to Montreal, the tree sounds fabulous. Like your new art your girls are all so cute.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Montreal always sounds so exciting to me... so exotic. I would love to see it in person, lucky you! I love your ACEO's. Do you have a lot of luck with sales with them? or do you find you sell larger paintings? I love your take on whimsy :)

Flor Larios Art said...

Great paintings...look like illustrations from a story book.

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Welcome Back Betty, oh wow I love that mermaid! She is gorgeous! Love the other one too, I love snowmen! We have had snow here but not like most Novembers! Sounds like you had a really fun trip, I bet that huge tree was a neat sight!

Kristin said...

What a beautiful blog and what an amazing artist you are! I just found you by way of Nicola (and your latest award) and am so happy that I have. Your work is so creative and inspiring! Thank you, Kristin :)

Renee said...

I love Christmas and Betty.

xoxoxo

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

Bummer! I hate it when I take a bunch of pictures and they turn out all blurry. Glad you have a good time though!

You're producing great work as always!

readingsully2 said...

Glad to have you back. Montreal must be fabulous. I have not been there yet. :)