Book Lover

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A recent painting of my husband browsing a book shop in Oaxaca, Mexico. See the following NYT article on Temples for the Literary Pilgrim (we’ve been to two of these).

Book Lover, acrylic on wood, 36″ x 24″.  See more paintings.

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From the air II

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Another view from our small plane flying from Mexico City to Oaxaca, looking from a small farming hamlet across the mountains.

From the air II, acrylic on wood, 30″ x 22″.

For sale at the North Shore Artists’ Guild annual Fine Art Sale at the Pipe Shop at the Shipyards, North Vancouver, Canada.  November 26-27, 2016

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From the air

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This was a view flying from Mexico City to Oaxaca, Mexico, in a small plane (with Aerotucan).

From the Air I, acrylic on wood, 30″ x 22″

For sale at the North Shore Artists’ Guild annual Fine Art Sale at the Pipe Shop at the Shipyards, North Vancouver, Canada.  November 26-27, 2016

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Squash

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Acrylic on panel. 16″x 20″. Link to my website.

… and now to cook and eat

Curried Squash Soup (adapted from RICARDOcuisine.com)

  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 cups peeled, seeded and diced butternut or buttercup squash (I used the one in the pic)
  • 2 tbsp mild curry powder
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • Fresh herbs (parsley or cilantro) to taste
  • Salt and pepper

In a pot over medium heat, soften the onion, garlic and ginger in the oil.  Add the squash, curry powder and mustard.  Cook for about 2 minutes.  Add the broth and bring to a boil.

Cover and simmer over low heat for about 20 minutes or untill the squash is tender.

Puree the soup until smooth.  Season with salt and pepper.

Pour the soup into bowls.  Garnish with a drizzle of cream, sprinkle some chopped herbs

 

 

 

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Kirkpatrick & Mace

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In the summer I saw an exhibition at the Tacoma Museum of Glass of the extraordinary work of Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora Mace. Unbelievable!

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Nasturtiums

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This was an experiment: painting with acrylic on glass.  I had less control of the paint with this medium but the colours seen through the other side were way more intense.

Here’s a link to my website for more info.

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What’s cooking?

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Still Life in Kitchen, acrylic on wood, 30″x22″.

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Design heaven

 

I have got to see this place!  Check out this extraordinary place: the Design Library.  Thank you Peter Koepke for amassing this amazing collection and thank you Dwell magazine for alerting me to it.  On my list!

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This nest is best

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Lucky enough to have this family of robins nest a few feet from our window in the spring.  Check out my son, Isaac’s video of feeding time.

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Best in Show!

My first solo show!

For more information visit: ferrybuildinggallery.com

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