Wednesday, May 9, 2012

panle 80

This is one of the panel that has to be done with the utmost
care and subtleties, as one can clearly see the portion
in which the panel comes from.

 this sketch I did on my computer

drawing on the panel 

 finale painting

Thursday, April 12, 2012

panel #99

Celebration Garden is a wonderful example of functioning art, first of all its a great place to enjoy with its beautiful flower arrangements and pathways over looking the river. the benches are fantastic sculptors with some of them representing nature, my most favorite part is the water fountain I believe all great cities must have water fountains to be great and the one in this garden is no exception with its modern style and butterflies appertains make this park one of my faves.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

panel 78

This panel has very little shape or lines in it, as long as I paint the whole board with a constant hue of warm colors, I should be able to paint anything.
A person smelling flowers always comes up as a theme for me. This is a painting I did years ago as part of the land of Nod story. Not just smelling one flower but shoving your whole face into the earth.

This painting was for a children's book "bellwethers message"
The final painting! She looks more like she is going to eat the flowers, oh well... With this kind of board you need to be careful of the light on the face, keeping the value between the strongest light and the darkest brown no more then the 80/20% rule ( meaning 80% of the board is covered with 20% variation.)

Monday, April 2, 2012

panel 26

Back in the good old days of Fleuri Perron, the sturgeon river was like the French Riviera with large picnics and strolls, there where swimming clubs and boating/canoe clubs, tug-a-war contests. Everyone dress there Sunday best.
This painting is dedicated to Dr. Giroux's wife, the charming Alice Giroux, she was the closest person to a high society woman and was responsible for hosting many out door functions.

panel 97

I love animation and wish I had more time to do it, so to kill the craving, here, I imagine a St.Albert character that works at the Enjoy Center. She is trying to fullfill Jim Holes life long dream of being a "Carrot Baron."

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

the Arden..more panels

The St.Albert place is also home of the Arden theater, I want to share some outstanding painting which are dedicated to the preforming arts.
Artist: Sylvia Leschyshyn

Artist: Elena Dumansky

Artist: Carol Bedingfield

Artist:Barbara Would Schaefer

Artist:Sylvia Leschyshyn

Artist: Pearl Der

Artist: Carol Brown

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

more awesome panels

Artist: Harold Skinner

The St. Albert place and city hall is onto its self a work of art. There are no corners; only curves Designed by world-renowned Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal. Built in 1984 two years after I got out of highshool, I rember my frist time going there it was with my dad, and visiting the new library, I remember being so impresed and proud to have this building in my home town.
Artist: Bonnie Hood

Artist: Sonja Voigt

Monday, March 26, 2012

more awesome panels

artist: Francesca Cammaratta
Frankie is one of the newest artist to join in on the project, I know the boards are quit intimating but she has truly captured a wonderful spirit for the city of St. Albert in this board.

here's another of my favorites, "Mya Kurpjuweit" (she has painted before in the Alberts Bouquet) she really follows the shapes and colors and adds all kinds of surprises in here work.

Artist: Corey Smith

Corey Smith
I love this painting theres humor, awesome colors and something so Canadiana about this one

Friday, March 23, 2012

panel highlights

here are some of the painting done by the artis in the mural. I will add more later or you can go the the web site to see more

Jeannette Sommers

Jeannette Sommers

Heidi Alther

Igor Postash

Igor Postash

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

St.Albert childerns mural

This is by far the most important panel in the mural, with out this panel the whole mural will falls apart, the composition depends on this piece, this is the piece that your eye will constantly go to, and this is the piece that ties all other piece together.

Oh did I mention being 2012 this is the piece that will probably bring the end of the world if not done right.... truth be known I look at every painting this way, asked my wife what its like living with me.

Since we are now unveiling the mural at the children's festival I thought this could be one of the panel that celebrates this awesome festival, I did a number of drawing, the one i choose was a figure wearing the children's fest logo, plus this one worked best with the shape on the board .

Because this board was going to get allot of attention I wanted to use my brother Paul as the model, being the unsung, shy guy of muralmosic, and honor him for all he dose with the murals. plus he's the only guy here.

finished painting, "I have him wearing a burger king hat if your wondering"

HEART fundraiser

I was down in Calgary this weekend painting for an awesome charity called HEART, there work with kids over in the Ukraine, and I have come to love this group who change thousands of live for the better. The painting manage to raise six grand!!