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Now Available: Prints on Birch Plywood!

When I had a request come in for a format that could be used for an employee award program, I spoke to my printer and they recommended prints of my paintings laminated on birch plywood. When I picked up the order, I was impressed with their resilience, value, and quality, and so I’ve made them available for purchase on my website.

These prints are printed right up to an exposed plywood edge. They come ready to hang with no need for framing, and are an economical alternative to canvas prints. They range in price from $95 – $205, in sizes varying from 8×10″ up to 24×24″.

You can find them here:
https://thefeelingoftheplace.com/birch-plywood-prints/

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Now Available: Jigsaw Puzzles!

Two of my paintings have been selected by Puzzle Lab, a local Victoria jigsaw puzzle manufacturer, to be made as high quality birch plywood jigsaw puzzles.

These puzzles are different from the standard ones you might be familiar with. The pieces are cut from 1/4″ birch plywood, and are in unique, organic shapes created by a custom computer algorithm.

You can find them for purchase here:
https://thefeelingoftheplace.com/product-category/type/greeting-cards-and-gifts/jigsaw-puzzle/

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Shimmering Trees at the Kiskatinaw River Bridge

This painting was a commission, and a personal one for a few reasons. It was a wedding gift to my cousin and his bride from my parents, my aunts and uncles, and myself. They decided on this image of the Kiskatinaw River Bridge, near Dawson Creek, BC. The woman my cousin married grew up in Dawson Creek. Her brother captured the photograph this painting.

As it happens,  for a few formative years in the late 1950s and early 1960s, my father and his brothers grew up in Dawson Creek (and nearby in Taylor, too). At that time, they travelled over this bridge frequently.

I have never been to Dawson Creek, but I feel like I know it well and would very much like to get up there someday. I have always envied my dad’s stories of being a kid growing up there, fishing and hunting with my grandfather. I also know a lot of my comfort food cooking comes to me from my grandmother’s convenient and economical recipes, some of which she likely collected at that time. It’s nice to have another family connection to that place, and I enjoyed pondering this landscape and bridge with all my attention as I painted it.

Links to purchase prints on canvas or paper can be found here:
https://thefeelingoftheplace.com/portfolio/shimmering-trees-at-the-kiskatinaw-river-bridge/

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Stained Glass – Mount Baker from Sidney

Right before the beginning of the pandemic, I took a one day class in making stained glass. It’s a medium I’ve always been fascinated by. I thought I’d post this image of a small sun catcher I made based on a design from a previous painting I did, Mount Baker from Sidney. I am looking forward to creating more as time goes on.

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Standing at the Water’s Edge at Elk Lake

There’s a trail that winds its way around the shores of Elk and Beaver Lake. They were once two separate bodies of water, but a dam has since joined them together. After a long walk around the lake, I stopped to gaze back at where we’d been soon after we started out. There was a stillness to the water, lapping softly at the tree roots in the glow of the sunset.

Links to purchase the original 30×40″ acrylic on canvas painting, and prints on canvas or paper can be found here:
https://thefeelingoftheplace.com/portfolio/standing-at-the-waters-edge-at-elk-lake/