Monday, December 26, 2011

Amaryllis Floral Painting, Red Gold, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Red Gold
12x12, oil on canvas

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season... best wishes for the coming new year.

*This posting is to let you know that I am having some problems with my email.  The good thing is that I have been able to receive your emails, the bad thing is that I just found out on December 23, that the recipients of my emails have NOT been receiving them, and I am not sure how long this problem has been going on, because from my end it said they were 'sent'.  So I apologize to anyone who has sent me an email in the last few months and is wondering why they have not received a reply.  Please know that I will try to get this rectified asap!  (And here I thought that Macs were foolproof... here's hoping it is our service provider and not a virus.)

In the mean time please still send me an email if you would like, but include your phone number if you require an immediate response, or call me at 780-474-6734, mountain standard time.

*For those of you who have recently purchased a painting from my via my blog and pay-pal, thank you and  please know that it will be sent out this week... just in case you did not receive my confirmation email.  If some of you did not send me your phone number please feel free to telephone me,  to confirm your parcel will be in the mail.

Thanks again to everyone who let me know they are enjoying my show/exhibition at the University Hospital here in Edmonton... the show runs until the end of January... one more month.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Amaryllis Floral Painting in Oil, Bolero Red, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Bolero Red
18x24 oil on canvas

Thanks to everyone who let me know they stopped by my art exhibit at the University of Alberta Hospital, I appreciate you taking the time to peruse the selection of paintings on display.  You may see me there on Friday morning... as I need to go and straighten some of the pieces that have shifted from daily opening and closing of doors, etc.  Who knew that daily vibrations at the hospital could play havoc with keeping paintings level?
A few pins strategically placed next to the sides of each canvas should keep them in place.

Stop and say hi if you see me...

*The Exhibit will stay up for 2 months, and a percentage of each sale will be donated to the 'Friends of the University Hospital.'

Happy Holidays to one and all... 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Art Show and Sale, BIG and small, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Art Show

'BIG & small'

at the 'After Hours' Exhibition Space
main entrance, University of Alberta Hospital
8440-112 Street, Edmonton AB

from December 2, 2011 to January 31, 2012
(Exhibit runs for two months)

* A portion of each sale from the exhibit will be donated to:
The Friends of the University Hospital

I hope you get a chance to drop by my show and see all 29 paintings.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cutlery Painting, Silver on Silver: One of Each, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Silver on Silver: One of Each
8x10 oil on canvas

You may  remember my fascination with tin-foil and the series of cutlery paintings I created a few months back?  Various pieces placed on tin-foil catching the light, creating little vignettes of  shimmering silver... they seem to glow in the dark.

The series is  displayed side by side in my studio/gallery room,  a line-up of silver reflections to brighten up a dull grey snowy day.   I can envision a grouping of them hung next to stainless steel appliances, or a glass dinning table, or displayed along a hall that leads to the kitchen...  Let your imagination be your guide!

8x10 oil on canvas

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Oil Painting of a Calla Lily, White Swirl, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

White Swirl
10x10 oil on canvas

I had an art patron stop by last week for a peek at my paintings... she left with 8 under her arm, and a smile on her face!  The Holiday Season will soon be upon us... and she is now ahead of the game, picking up a few gifts for people on her list.  Of course we always find gifts for ourselves as we shop for others... and she was no exception...

Thank you 'Ms. Patron' for supporting the arts!

Of course I still have a number of paintings hanging in my studio/gallery... like this one.

The Holidays are just around the corner!

10x10 oil on canvas

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Oil Painting of a Poppy, Fringed Beauty, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Fringed Beauty
10x10 oil on canvas

I was getting ready my art exhibit at the University Hospital that will be happening this coming December 1, 2011 to January 31, 2012 and had a difficult time selecting the work for the show.  Luckily a friend came over and gave me a hand... it is always good to bounce ideas off someone else and have them assist you in the selection process.
Of course there were many paintings that I wanted to set aside for the show, but once you decide on a 'color' theme it is impossible to include certain pieces... no matter how much you like them. So I thought it was time to give this little peach poppy another showing on my blog.  Yes, there are many other paintings that did not work with the theme of the coming show, but such is life.

The selection process reminded me of choosing a dress to wear to a party.  You know you can't wear every dress you like in your closet, even though you wish you could... but, there will be other parties!

10x10 oil on canvas

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Oil Painting of Sunflower, Highland Sun, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Highland Sun

We have a large, well used community garden beside our community hall here in the Highlands, within the city of  Edmonton.  The local residents are offered the opportunity to rent a small plot of land on which too grow some veggies or flowers.  For a nominal fee you can grow some extra potatoes, cultivate a 'cutting' flower bed or just experiment with some new veggies, while sharing some gardening and community spirit with other like minded people in the Highlands.  Although I have not taken advantage of this opportunity I do make a point of wandering over there now and then to drool over the tomatoes... and snap a few photos.

There are some spectacular sunflowers growing along one of the fences, and it turned out that the young woman who was watering her veggies was the green thumb who planted these healthy giants.   I snapped a few quick pics of this sunny yellow beauty with the curly petals and luscious green leaves... but forgot to ask the gardener's name so that I could give her credit in my blog.

Thanks to 'Ms. Green Thumb' for planting the tall, healthy sunflowers along the fence by the driveway.  I am sure I am not the only one who walked by to admire them... although I might be the only one who painted one of them.

*(click on the image to see the thick, rich passages of oil paint)


16x20 oil on canvas

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Oil Painting of Green Onions, Green with Red, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Green with Red

Green onions are so much fun to paint!  Aromatic white bulbs topped with fuzzy root ends attached to slender green stalks bundled together with blue elastic bands... placed on a piece of red cloth.  Rather pretty, in a 'veggie' sort of way. 

Have you ever wondered why the elastic bands are always blue?

10x10 oil  on canvas

Friday, July 29, 2011

Stargazer Lily: Golden Star, By Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Golden Star
20x16 oil on canvas

This painting needs to be seen again.  I posted it a little while ago, but whenever I walk past my gallery room in my home-studio it keeps calling out to me... asking for attention.  It looks so beautiful displayed on the easel... all pink and curvy... like a gorgeous satin dress swirled about a model's sleek shoulders, offering the illusion that a strap might fall at any moment and reveal a bit more.

For some reason it makes me think of the John Singer Sargent's painting called 'Madame X'.  Not that I think my painting style is like Mr. Sargent, rather, the curves of this pink lily brought to mind the curves of the woman in the black dress.

$360.00, 20x16 oil on canvas


Friday, July 22, 2011

Floral, Sunflower Painting, 'Sun Totems', by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Sun Totems

This Sunflower painting sold the other day and now has a home in Lethbridge, which is in southern Alberta, near the border with the USA.  The collector who purchased this piece said that he is drawn to my use of vibrant colors... which goes to show that if you paint what you love it will come through the painting, and that energy will resinate with right person. 

Have a look at my 'Gallery Page' for all available paintings. 

18x24 oil on canvas

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Painting of a Plant, Prayer Plant, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Prayer Plant
16x20 oil on canvas

It looks like my life is going to be getting very busy for the next few months,  so I will not be posting much over the summer and into the fall.  Those of you who are signed up as 'subscribers' will always know when I post because each new painting will show up in your inbox.

*Remember to peruse my 'gallery page' now and then to see what paintings are currently for sale.

You can always email me if you have some questions about a particular painting, or to just stay in touch... I'd love to hear from you.

$360.00, 16x20 oil on gallery profile canvas.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Canadian Flag Painting, Red and White with Blue, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Red on White with Blue
16x16 oil on canvas

Since July 1 is 'Canada Day', I felt it called for a little patriotism and a painting of our flag.  I have an ongoing series of smaller flags (12x6) of various countries but wanted to paint a larger square format showing our Canadian Flag from a different perspective.  It was fun to paint it flapping in the breeze with strong light and shadow areas, creating a dramatic feel.  Sometimes, I think we Canadians need to show our patriotism by flying our beautiful flag a bit more often in our homes or offices...

And there is no better day to start than July 1.

Happy Canada Day everyone!

$320.00, 16x16 oil on gallery profile canvas (with the edges painted black)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Floral Painting of Poppies, Orange Ice, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Orange Ice
11x14 oil on canvas

These orange poppies are growing underneath the bird bath in our backyard garden.  I painted them larger than life... in reality these blooms are small... but when you have artistic license at your disposal size doesn't matter!

Our birdbath is a very popular spot this summer... a community pool of sorts for the local birds.  We think the chickadees are living 'condo' style in a fir tree in our neighbor's yard, and perhaps the 'pool' and 'buffet' (our bird feeder) next door was the selling feature.

The living room sofa is ring side seating for watching the fun through our garden door!  Sometimes there are one or two robins splashing around with a small chickadee joining in the fun.  Other times there is a line up on the apple tree above, as each bird takes a turn.  Often, we have to go out and refill the bath in the middle of the chaos so that the next birds have some water to splash around in as the previous ones have made quite a mess sloshing about!  It's fun to watch them fly up into the apple tree afterwards, to dry off and preen themselves.  Most of them rub their wet beaks on the branches, either to dry them off, or sharpen them, or both!

One day this spring I even found a bluejay having a bath in a large pail of water we had set out to catch water from a down spout!  He needed the deeper pool in order to submerge his whole body, and didn't seem to mind as I walked by.

Who needs video games when nature can be so entertaining.?

11x14, oil on canvas

Friday, June 24, 2011

Floral Painting of Anthurium, Anthurium Red I, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Anthurium Red I
11x14 oil on canvas

When I was a floral designer a number of years ago, we would order a shipment of 'exotics' from Hawaii.   The box arrived looking very small for the amount of product that was packed inside.  But the growers new just how to wrap and pack their exotic blooms so that they arrived in perfect condition.
Anthurium originated in South America and are members of the Arum family and are cousins to jack-in-the pulpit, calla lilies and  split-leafed philodendron plants.  They were introduced to Hawaii in 1889 by Samuel M. Damon and flourished in the year round warmth and high humidity.  Anthurium enjoy being misted  with water when you have them as cut flowers or as a plant in your home, especially if you live in a dry climate... hello Alberta!

The part of the plant we think of as the flower (like the poinsettia) is really brilliantly colored heart shaped thick, waxy bracts; while the true flower is the whitish, green/yellow spathe in the center of each bract.  Of course its name comes from the Latin word, 'anthos', meaming flower and 'oura', meaning tail.

These sleek exotic blooms make an artful statement in a modern office or home... whether in a vase, planted in a pot, or dare I say... on a wall.

$200.00, 11x14 oil on gallery profile canvas

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Still Life Painting, Leek Soup, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Leek Soup

Guess what we are having for dinner tonight?

I propped these beauties up so that they were leaning on an orange/yellow tea towel that I draped over my tea pot (I know, I know... do I own anything other than orange tea towels?)

Leeks are related to the onion family, but have a sweeter, more sophisticated  flavor than their close relatives.  Looking like a scallion on steroids, leeks have blueish green leaves which grow in an overlapping fan shape, adding to their decorative appearance.  Cultivated since the time of the Ancient Egyptian, leeks were highly prized by the Romans who considered the leek a superior veggie, and the Emperor Nero believed that eating leeks would improve his singing voice.  

I'll let you know if I can sing any better after dinner tonight...


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Computer Enhanced Oil Painting, White Magic Special, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

'White Magic Special'

I was playing around with my Mac, trying out some of the special effects to create a 'new' version of a popular painting.  The original of this painting is black and white oil paint, using this technique it resembles a pen and ink painting with some fuschia enhancements. 

'White Magic with Orange'

Of course I had to try out the pop art setting... need I mention I was attracted to the orange?   Greeting Cards come to mind... or prints, or ? 

I would love to hear your ideas.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Floral Painting of Iris, Vincent Blue, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Vincent Blue
16x20 oil on canvas

I was having lunch with Vincent Van Gogh today.   His spirit filled my kitchen via a book by Gerhard Gruitrooy, called 'Van Gogh an appreciation of his art'.  His incredible work jumped off the pages... the close up detail of the paint application and brush strokes took my breath away... they were so full of energy that I felt my heart beat a little faster while viewing them.  After dining with such an energetic companion I came up stairs to my studio, picked up my brush and let it dance across my canvas.
This 'high key' (lighter tone) painting of blue Iris has an impressionistic feel.   I heard Vincent prompting me to be immediate and sure of each stroke as I applied the paint, telling me to enjoy the process and have fun.  
I listened.

*(Click on the image to have a close-up view)

16x20 oil on canvas

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Floral Painting of a Stargazer Lily, Golden Star, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Golden Star
20x16 oil on canvas

I have been reading a book on Van Gogh which has excerpts of Vincent's letters to his brother Theo, telling him about his adventures/thoughts on changing the color of some of the elements in his paintings.   I was inspired to try something different in the background in this painting of a stargazer lily, and chose golden yellow, after having a look at Vincent's painting called 'Street in Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer.'  The effect with this lily reminds me of gold leaf...  the energy of the brush work makes me smile.
I had fun painting this one, can you tell?

$360.00, 20x16 oil on canvas, (needs some drying time... hot off the easel)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Floral Painting of a Poppy, Bedazzle, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

16x20 oil on canvas

The garden centres have many varieties of poppy plants for sale in almost any color you can imagine.  I love to go there early in the morning to snap a few reference photos.

Strong sunlight filtered through this deep orange/red poppy's silky petals.  The morning light showed all the beautiful folds, wrinkles and lines on her delicate face.  Character lines... beauty marks.

16x20 oil on canvas

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Avocado Painting, Avocado Swirls, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Avocado Swirls
10x10 oil on canvas

This is a repost from a while back, but I just re-read the information and thought it might be fun to post it one more time...

*I promise to have some new paintings very soon... my University courses end next week, (more in September) so I will be free to paint for most of the summer now.

I purchased a set of 3 earth toned tea towels with interesting designs woven into the fabric.  (I know, I know, they have some orange in them too...)  For this painting I arranged mismatched avocado halves on one of the towels, with the seedless half positioned on a slight slant for a little variety.

Tea towels and artist's oil paint have something in common from their past... the flax plant.

Originally, tea towels (from the 1800's) were woven from linen, a natural fiber from the flax plant stems which was a soft, lint free fabric and the best for drying beautiful English bone china tea sets.  Artist's oil paint was originally composted of ground pigment mixed with linseed oil, which is derived from the flax plant.  Raw flax oil undergoes a process to add drying agents to it to create linseed oil which is often used in oil paint to decrease dying time.

Interesting that both linen and linseed were prized for their drying abilities...

The oil paint brand that I use is NOT made with linseed oil, my brand, 'M. Graham & Co.' uses walnut oil, so there is less smell to my oil paints and they come out of the tube in a lovely buttery consistency... just perfect for depicting avocado flesh!

10x10 oil on canvas

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pen and Ink Sketch, Apple Tree, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Apple Tree
12x9, pen and ink on acid free paper

We have this rather tall skinny apple tree in our backyard.  Right from the beginning, when it was really healthy, this skinny tree did not produce more than about 20 apples a season, and most seasons the count has been about 6 or less.   It was saved after a 'fireblight' issue from a nearby crabapple tree, plus pruned a couple of times, but as you can see it is not really shaped like a true apple tree.

Granted, I chose to sketch a bit longer trunk than it really has, and I have left out the complete top growth of leaves... (I was going for the whimsical look), but in reality this tree is a bit of a misfit.  Supposedly a Harcourt Apple tree, suited for small spaces, it never really enjoyed its location in our shady back yard.

After withstanding frost cracks, fireblight, low light levels and amateur pruning, it is amazing that it is still living!  So I tried to draw it's character.  The real story can be read via the interesting imperfections ... scars, cracks and wounds.

*(Click on the photo to see a close up)

12x9 pen and ink on acid free paper

Friday, June 3, 2011

Calla Lily Painting, Calla Pink, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Calla Pink

This little gem is back on the market.  The collector who wanted this one stopped by today and realized that she needed something with red in it, so she left with an arm full of 'red' paintings to try in her home.

Which means this pink calla lily painting is now for sale, so I thought I should post it again over the weekend so that you could all have another look... and option to purchase.

$150.00 (+ 15.00 S&H anywhere in North America)  10x10 oil on canvas

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wimmin in Wax, Encaustic Group Show and Sale, Kim Blair

Elements of Encaustic
Wimmin in Wax

Spruce Grove Art Gallery


Is located at 35 - 5th Avenue, Spruce Grove, Alberta

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be served

*The show is from June 1 to Friday, June 17, 2011 

Our group of eleven enthusiastic encaustic painters are at it again!  We are having another show of our work and you are invited to the reception, (as noted above) the show is on for 18 days, so if you can't make it to the opening reception please drop by another day, before the show ends at 5:00 on Friday June 17.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pen and Ink, Avocado Sketch I, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Avocado Sketch
6x5 pen and ink on acid free paper

Many of you have commented on my avocado paintings.  It seems that the thick buttery oil paint that I like to slather on for the soft green flesh appeals to most people... I too, like the texture it creates.  But, since I am on a sketching phase at the moment, I felt the need to try my hand (and pen) at 'sketching' an avocado.

Maybe the next one will have a 'watercolor' wash... and will be for sale.  Meanwhile, this one stays in my sketch book!

6x5 pen and ink on acid free paper

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pen and Ink drawing, Apron Detail II, By Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Apron Detail II
5x4 pen and ink on acid free paper

Of course the apron I drew at Fort Edmonton (see yesterday's posting) had another end tied to the clothesline... twirling and swirling in the wind.  The thick cotton cloth became a twisted little fabric sculpture, with a touch of whimsy.  It made me think of being a child... watching my mother hang the laundry on the line.  She would connect all the tea towels, sheets and pillow cases by overlapping the fabric so that only one wooden pin was required to hold two ends together on the line.  During the winter the laundry would freeze on the line, and Mom would carry 'cardboard' sheets into the basement to thaw on a make shift line, dripping onto the concrete floor.
I am sure she sometimes felt like she was a pioneer... one clothespin away from tying aprons in knots on a line... just like I found at Fort Edmonton.

5x4 pen and ink on acid free paper.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Pen and Ink drawing, Apron Detail I, By Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Apron Detail I
5x4 pen and ink

Meanwhile back at the Fort... (Fort Edmonton that is) I was scouting out different things to sketch and found a clothesline with an apron tied to it flapping in the breeze, perfect!  Or at least it seemed like a good idea at the time... but just try to draw an apron billowing in the wind.  The folds become a nightmare, but I loved sketching the detail of the fabric tied onto the line, with one cord twisted into a little spiral shape, while the other one looped into a knot.
Heavy old cotton fabric sewn into an apron, drying on the line... these were days before clothes pins!

5x4 pen and ink detail section of larger drawing on acid free paper

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pen and Ink drawing,Tree Study, By Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Tree Scape Study
Pen and Ink on acid free paper, 8x9

I am involved in a 'Plein Air' sketching class for two Saturdays.  This past Saturday we went to John Janzen Nature Centre plus Fort Edmonton Park to sketch.  I love the sights, sounds and smells of historic Fort Edmonton, it is always a treat to see the volunteers dressed in period costume, re-enacting daily life at one of the first fur trading forts. 

Next week we are off to Elk Island Park where the buffalo roam free... yikes!  I have been there cross- country skiing in the winter, and we have come across a few buffalo standing near the trail... you let them decide who goes first on the trail!  Even as you drive into or out of the park a herd of them may be meandering along the road ahead of your car... again no contest about who gets to cross where... they 'always' get first choice!
I will take my camera along to snap some good  close up photos of their massive shaggy fur covered  bodies for future paintings, and drawings.   Even though we plan on sketching rocks and trees along the lakeshore we may come across a few wild animals who may stand still long enough for a quick sketch...

Needless to say it will be an adventure!

Pen and Ink, 8x9 on acid free paper.  

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Parrot Tulips Pen and Ink with Watercolor Wash, Peach Parrots II, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Peach Parrots II
10x8 pen and ink with watercolor wash

Droopy tulips make for an interesting painting.  I like them straight and tall too, but after a few days, as the stems grow a bit, they usually start to droop over the vase,  so you need to recut them every couple of days if you want to keep them looking perky!  Tulips are the only flower that continue to grow after cutting... which make them a bit of an anomaly in the floral world.

This 'flock' of parrot tulips are was purchased by the same collector who also owns the previous posting of parrot tulips, they both look great in her beautiful home!

10x8 pen and ink with watercolor wash on archival paper.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Parrot Tulips Pen and Ink with Watercolor wash, Peach Parrots I, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Peach Parrots I
8x10 pen and ink with watercolor wash 

Parrot Tulips are often a 'hot commodity' in garden centers, and flower shops around Edmonton, they seems to be snapped up as soon as they arrive!  Crinkled and creased petals are what give them their unique look, which is enhanced by variegated colors within the bloom... creating a charming display. 
Who could resist?

8x10 pen and ink with watercolor wash on archival paper.   

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Still life of Citrus Fruit, Foiled Tangelo II, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Foiled Tangelo II
10x10 oil on canvas

Tin foil is a mainstay in my studio. I love the reflections created by objects placed upon it.  These Tangelo sections were a pleasure to paint, (and not only because orange is one of my favorite colors)... it was the way the icy blue tones shimmered next to the citrus sections.  Warm and cold all at once,  sort of like the sensations you experience when you eat a cold ice cream cone on a hot summer day.  Now that's living!

Yesterday I visited my friend (and collector) who purchased this piece.  She has it hanging in her kitchen and I wanted to share it with you... one more time. 

10x10 oil on canvas 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tulip Painting, Spring Fire, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Spring Fire
10x8 oil on canvas

The weather here in Edmonton is gorgeous!  Above seasonal temperatures with lots of sun, perfect for the long weekend that is fast approaching.  The tulips are starting to bloom in our neighborhood so I think that I had better take full advantage of the weather and get out tomorrow morning for a photo session in some of the local gardens... maybe even venture out to a garden centre or two... before the weekend crowds.

I admit that I love hot colors, and these red tulips with their thick yellow edges made my heart sing... so I had to paint them.   They are definitely hot, just like the weather!

10x8 oil on canvas

Monday, May 16, 2011

Still Life of Lapis Lazuli, Semi Precious, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Semi Precious
9x12 oil on canvas

Lapis Lazuli has a long history in the world of art.  An expensive natural mineral, this blue stone was ground into a fine powder, washed repeatedly to remove impurities and then mixed with a drying oil to create oil paint.  Vermeer used it extensively.   Unlike many of his contemporaries who used the much cheaper azurite, he liked to paint with this more expensive blue, and his patrons liked the prestige of knowing their purchases contained the 'real thing'.

In the 1800's a synthetic blue pigment replaced this expensive mineral in the creation of  ultramarine blue paint.   Whenever I squeeze some ultramarine blue onto my palette I think of Vermeer, and realize how lucky I am to be able to use it whenever I want.
Lapis lazuli was, and still is, a popular choice in jewelry design.  The necklace above, which I painted laying on orange and ochre stripped silk fabric was from a previous post, but I wanted to let you see it again.

9x12 oil on canvas