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The Rockwell Museum of Western Art

The next stop on our trip to NY was the Rockwell Museum of Western Art. We were going to go to the Rockwell and the Corning glass museum in one day, but we went to Watkins Glen first and didn’t have enough time to do both museums after that. 122 more words


Journal making with Adele Outteridge

Last month I attended a two-day ATASDA workshop with tutor Adele Outteridge, learning how to make personal journals. I had a mix of motivations: 926 more words

Western Art

UA1-WA:P5-p1-Exercise: Annotate an interior view – 2

The Lacquer Room (1936) by Grace Cossington Smith (1892 – 1984) is the focus of my second annotation of an interior view. It’s a slight stretch to see this as “early twentieth-century”, but corresponds to the time-frames of the two suggested artists Matisse (1869 – 1954) and Dufy (1877 – 1953). 1,590 more words

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UA1-WA:P5-p1-Exercise: Annotate an interior view - 1

This final part of the course begins with the interior – first as represented in paintings, then as an architectural space.

We are asked to annotate two interior views, and for my first I have chosen… 997 more words

Western Art

"Grain Elevator and Tansy" (2014)

“Grain Elevator and Tansy” is my most recent fibre art piece to complete.

Grain elevators are a classic Alberta scene, however many are disappearing as they age and cities and towns expand. 111 more words


SOLD! At the 2014 Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction - "Summer Storm" Contemporary Canadian Landscape Painting by Alberta Artist Melissa McKinnon


“Summer Storm” – 36″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

I am thrilled to announce that my painting “Summer Storm” sold at this year’s 2014 Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction for 30% OVER retail value, which is phenomenal! 379 more words

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UA1-WA:P4 Review

This Part of the course has been a struggle. I’m struggling with time; with depth – how far to go in research; and with focus, with a desire to get back to my own work, to be making, creating. 906 more words

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