Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Showcasing "The Art Of Jessie McIvor"

Every once in a while we are astounded by works of art.
We are astounded by the dedication of the Artist 
perfects every little thing that goes onto thier canvas.

And then along comes works of art that are produced 
by an Artist 
that only paints with her heart.
An artist that loves colour
an artist that doesn't follow conventional lines.
An artist that doesn't use conventional mediums.
An artist that has no formal training.

 The Art of Jessie McIvor 
definitely from her heart.
 She is a member of a wonderful loving family
She was born with Downs syndrome
she is 30 years old.

 Jessie and her Mom Nicki.

Jess never been told that there are any 
limits to what she can do.
It is interesting to note that
each and every work she produces
is happy, and filled with joy
even those depicting sadness
 are filled with
promises of good things to come.
Her medium of choice 
Crayola fine tip markers
Inexpensive Acrylics

Recently Jess and her Family holidayed in
Cabo, Mexico

During this Holiday
Jess saw art that was of the same style as she created.
and in colours that she loved
Vibrant and pleasing to the eye.
And she was in awe that others created images 
just like hers.

One thing that can be noted, 
is that rarely
(or if ever)
does Jessie draw right angles.
Her work is strongly
representative of the Cubism movement
brought to the forefront by artists 
such as
"Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso And the later works of Paul Cezanne"
And as well as   the "Art Deco" Movement.

The one big difference being that Jess has no idea who these Lauded artists are 
ever having studied their works.
Of recent times she has been influenced strongly by the 
accomplished artist
"Laurel Burch."
Jess's world is expanding now, 
she is very aware that Art is a wonderful thing
and that she in truly
"An Artist!"

Jessies art can be purchased for the cost of equipment/tools for her to create with 
and or
the cost of shipping from Canada.
Jessies Facebook page is
(Note, all communication will go through her Mother
Nicki McIvor)

Some of Jessies Art;


Friday, March 13, 2015

"And Then Comes Spring"

"And Then Comes Spring"
Acrylics and Mixed media on Canvas
16" X 20"
Living in Southern Alberta, Canada poses some problems with the Weather.
The Winters can be unpredictable and  oftentimes they tend to drag on.
But when Spring finally arrives,
 what a joy.

I celebrate our diverse weather
We have been known to have
Snow in September, Sun tanning days in the middle of December
snowflakes on a hot day in August 
nothing, no matter how unusual
tends to surprise us.

Spring brings green.
Fresh breathable air without frost
sunshine and a sense of well-being.
I created this work in honour of
The Season of re-birth.

 I base-painted the canvas with a deep blue and affixed 
Silver metal leaf squares.
I then colour washed over the silver another wash of blue.
the blue was applied in splotches, 
let sit and then gently buffed off 
so as to leave a hint of the colour and tone down the silver.
All colours are "Golden Fluids"

Once the blue dried, I did the same thing with Green Gold.
creating a fabulous contrast.
when everything dried fully, I then scumbled over the whole canvas

distressing some of the paint down to the silver and through that at times.
then I washed over the whole thing with random Blues & Green gold.
the base was finished.
I used a template and Molding Paste to add the vines
let them dry and over painted the plaster a few times to get
a not too perfect colour.


 I had fun creating this work.
I do hope you see the joy in it.