Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Cognitive Automation: Drones for Disaster Relief

via Amanda Maxwell – Northrop Grumman

Monday, March 12, 2018

Harvesting Wave Energy for Fresh Water

via Amanda Maxwell – Northrop Grumman

Saturday, March 10, 2018

daily snapshot: March 10, 2018 at 12:53PM

Art today and I think this one is finished: #oilpainting #portrait over charcoal sketch 11x15 inches, paper
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Saturday, March 03, 2018

daily snapshot: March 03, 2018 at 08:56AM

Brighter than a thousand sons and capable of extinguishing then all - no typo; quite chilling watching the Bikini Atoll test detonations with son, especially in this current climate #neveragain #protectandsurvive #bombhead
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Friday, March 02, 2018

daily snapshot: March 02, 2018 at 07:44PM

Not doing too well with the #adulting today; top inside out and I'm too superstitious to change it ... so today I sit and sweat it out with my cardi on top.
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daily snapshot: March 02, 2018 at 07:31PM

#ootdfashion with cat; thrifted tunic and Italian leather boots, indigo scarf from local artist, bamboo leggings from @devilmaywear , drapey cardi reitmans, artwork behind me by @tommybom19
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Saturday, February 24, 2018

daily snapshot: February 23, 2018 at 08:47PM

Portrait in gouache #opusdailypractice d23 #opusdailypractice2018 #paintflixing
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Thursday, February 22, 2018

daily snapshot: February 21, 2018 at 09:58PM

Playing around with gouache for this evening's #opusdailypractice d21 #opusdailypractice2018 Doodling with paint while catching up on netflix
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Henrietta Leavitt and the Starlight Distance Key

via Amanda Maxwell – Northrop Grumman

Sunday, February 18, 2018

daily snapshot: February 18, 2018 at 01:05PM

#opusdailypractice #opusdailypractice2018 a little blending while the #oilpaint is still wet This piece is my first on a cradled wood panel and I'm liking the feel of brush on it. Background will probably stay dark but I may stale sheen thru the layers in patches
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Saturday, February 17, 2018

daily snapshot: February 17, 2018 at 02:47PM

#opusdailypractice d17 #opusdailypractice2018 loosely blocking in some colour ideas #oilpainting #artistsoninstagram #portrait
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

daily snapshot: February 13, 2018 at 08:54PM

#opusdailypractice d13 putting in the background. Tried a design in acrylics that I had seen on a painting in a local gallery. I like it. Makes a note to try this again :)
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Monday, February 12, 2018

daily snapshot: February 12, 2018 at 09:56AM

#opusdailypractice #opusdailypractice2018 d12: a little more blending and I moved the eye closer to midline (she now looks less like a guppy IMO). At this point I am conflicted ... I really like how she looks at this stage--her expression has taken on a life of its own--but I know there are areas to work on, like the strands of hair. If this was digital rather than #oilpainting it would be asy to add another layer and experiment or just apply CTRL-Z! but it isn't, so I need to be brave. I also feel it looks like she is underwater and need to fight the temptation to add bubbles! Still working on when to call a halt and learning when a painting is done ... as ever, a little like life :)
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Sunday, February 11, 2018

daily snapshot: February 11, 2018 at 10:00AM

A little more definition for #opusdailypractice d11 - adding back some deep shadow areas and applying a little blending #oilpainting #portrait #artistsoninstagram
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Saturday, February 10, 2018

daily snapshot: February 10, 2018 at 03:03PM

Think I have my shadow value for this one #opusdailypractice d10 #oilpainting For reasons unknown I find getting the shadows really difficult. However, I feel a little more confident after the portrait course I took over Christmas.
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Friday, February 09, 2018

daily snapshot: February 08, 2018 at 09:47PM

#dogwoodweek6 #dogwood2018 alternating rhythm - using light and dark ... trying to bring some rhythm and depth to my photography, and capture some of that elusive Vancouver sunshine stuff! #opusdailypractice
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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

daily snapshot: February 06, 2018 at 09:43PM

#opusdailypractice d6: just some loose ends to tie up My great ever pair of fingered mittens, aka gloves I guess. Very satisfying cable pattern and a situating day only despite taxing me with five needless in play.
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Monday, February 05, 2018

daily snapshot: February 05, 2018 at 05:50PM

#opusdailypractice my next project - charcoal on a wood panel. Primed first with acrylic medium and then transparent #liquitexgesso, and lots of sanding in between gives a decent surface for charcoal and i can even erase it in patches. This is now stabilised with the#grumbacher reworkable fixative so I can paint or pastel over it as I wish.
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Saturday, February 03, 2018

daily snapshot: February 03, 2018 at 04:54PM

#dogwoodweek4 trying to capture some good portrait reference shots with a smartphone camera, focusing on light and shadow and negative space
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daily snapshot: February 03, 2018 at 01:42PM

#opusdailypractice d3: portrait in oils Started blocking in lights and shadows - taking shape at last
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

daily snapshot: January 30, 2018 at 06:38PM

#bluesky yonder; looking or the rooftop from #sfu West Mall Centre on my way into my office
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Monday, January 29, 2018

daily snapshot: January 29, 2018 at 12:02PM

#sennelier pastels on top of #grumbacher stabilised #winsorandnewtoncharcoal #portrait
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Sunday, January 28, 2018

daily snapshot: January 28, 2018 at 04:59PM

A quiet place #dogwoodweek4 #dogwood2018 This is my submission for the dogwood photography challenge, which sets up an assignment every week. Though I don't have an SLR, I'm trying to follow on as best I can with my smartphone camera.
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daily snapshot: January 28, 2018 at 12:13PM

#charcoaldrawing progress - reworking an old sketch
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Friday, January 26, 2018

daily snapshot: January 26, 2018 at 08:20AM

digital doodle
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Thursday, January 25, 2018

daily snapshot: January 25, 2018 at 08:29AM

Still judging but hey! toebeans #catsofinstagram
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Solution to Bee Population Woes Includes Probiotics

via Amanda Maxwell – Northrop Grumman

Friday, January 12, 2018

daily snapshot: January 12, 2018 at 01:28PM

Daylight capture and the oil is almost dry; spent most of the break working on final lessons in @gillianleesmithartist 's online portrait course, and oh my! I am so excited with the results. Still a way to go but I feel like I made progress. #artist #oilpainting #portrait #selfportrait
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Saturday, January 06, 2018

daily snapshot: January 06, 2018 at 10:36AM

Those teeth
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Friday, January 05, 2018

daily snapshot: January 05, 2018 at 05:53PM

Took @tommybom19 to his first #cmvan Creative Mornings Vancouver ... he wants to come back to next month's too #teensealofapproval
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Monday, January 01, 2018

daily snapshot: January 01, 2018 at 12:27PM

Happy New Year - all the best for 2018 from us to you xoxox It's been a year, not totally good and not totally bad. We've grown (I'm almost the shortest in the family now), learned more, traveled, tried new things, experienced losses and joys, loved and lived... gone through another year together. Here's to many more!
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