Tag: Apples

Begone Dull Care

Begone Dull Care

“Begone Dull Care” (c)2012 – Acrylic on Canvas Board, 12″ x 9″

This is a quick study inspired by my memory of this short film by Norman McLaren–the NFB-renowned Canadian (yeah!) animator and film director–that I saw in my UVic film studies class.

You might remember McLaren best for his exquisite, fluent Muybridge-like “Pas de deux,” but I hope you enjoy this snappy little video of animated drawings on film. It’s an abstract visual description of jazz–at its finest–by the  legendary Oscar Peterson.

Begone Dull Care by Evelyn Lambart & by Norman McLaren, National Film Board of Canada

Wishing You a Life of Love

Apple Tree (c)2001, Digital Art

Apple Tree (c)2001, Digital Art

Happy Valentine’s Day

Here is a small gift of gratitude for all my wonderful friends who have been kind enough to stop by and comment or visit my site to browse around.

Just click on this text link to download a PDF of printable bookmarks.

Enjoy, and have fun reading!



Quick Study: Ugly Apple

"Solo No.3: Ugly Apple" (c)2012 - Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 4" x 4"

“Solo No.4: Ugly Apple” (c)2012 – Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 4″ x 4″

Solo Series, No.4

This image is part of my Quick Study Series and part of my Quick Study Challenge.


"Solo No.3: Ugly Apple" (c)2012 – B&W Digital (photoshop)

“Solo No.4: Ugly Apple” (c)2012 – B&W Digital (photoshop)


“Ghost” (c)2012, Acrylic on Canvas, 12″ x 9″

“Ghost” (c)2012, Acrylic on Canvas, 12″ x 9″

Groans emanate from my studio when foreign particulate–dust, cat hair(!), and such–gets in my brush or on my canvas. Depending on how visually fresh or immediate the stroke is dictates the tone of the groan. The higher the impact of retrieval–a greater likelihood of ruining something wonderful–the lower the pitch.

This piece, however, is one of those devil-may-care  Quick Study Challenges, and it was painted with a clean but tattered paper towel to deliberately create a crumby-canvas texture. As Wendy in my previous post “Identity” commented, it’s liberating to try something new. I’ve actually been painting with paper towels for years, in particular circumstances but not very often.

No groans for the Ghost from me.


“Identity”  (c)2012, Acrylic on Canvas, 20″ x 16″

“Identity” (c)2012, Acrylic on Canvas, 20″ x 16″

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