Here is the progressive work on Day 3 for the oil on linen panel work by Janice Tanton - "The Artist's Daughter".
This is the last image that our family saw as we were coming back from a trip to the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller, AB in 2010. After this....we saw nothing but three feet of snow and sleet ahead of us on the road. An extreme freak storm in April claimed the lives of eight people in road accidents all around us. We were very lucky.
It's very difficult if not impossible to capture the real jewel-like quality in a oil painting on linen with a camera. The many glazes in this work all weave together to give an amazing optical effect in person, so I urge you to visit Elevation Gallery to view the work....before it's gone!
Three new works in the brand new series, "What's In A Name" will debut at the opening of Sacred/Modern this weekend at Elevation Gallery in Canmore. Come see them in person! Have a look at the works in progress.
As summer approaches, I've been out tire-kicking ...or "paddle-kicking".....for a new red canoe of our own. For now, since it's still pretty cold and the rivers are high in the mountains.... I'll be content to craft them with a brush, one by one....in my studio, remembering fondly the warm lakes of the east that wait for us.
This series is based upon identity, how we identify ourselves and how others identify us within the context of different relationships. Beginning with a series of portraits of women, I will examine our identity in relationship to family, seated within the context of culture and time. I expect that I will continue this series over a period of years.
Check out three new works created, week of May 7, 2011.
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Tanton's Red Canoe Series is all about perfection, movement and change which forever surround us so it seems quite apropos that these are her first finished works for 2011. For thousands of years, the canoe has been the perfect model of perfect design, where form and function cannot be improved upon and relate directly to the intended use. Aboriginal people all across Canada and in other countries around the world, understood the value and intrinsic spirituality of this vessel. In it's original form, regionally refined, the canoe is the most perfect design in all respects. It allowed for survival and transportation in harsh conditions using indigenous natural materials in a sustainable way.