Monday, March 20, 2017

#131 Train, Canada 150 paintings by Natasa Vretenar

In addition to working on my #canada150 project, I am continuously working on writing proposals for new exhibits and a few grants that are available out there. I have gotten better at it but it is still not my thing. It takes me forever to write up something. Since English is my second language, there are always issues with writing and articulating what I really want to say. 
I am also working on making a video for the application for the Coast to Coast expedition - they are looking for visual artist to join the crew and travel throughout Canada. I am hoping to get picked for the NW leg of the expedition. 



#130 The Perfect Snowman, Canada 150 paintings by Natasa Vretenar

I think I will never grow up - I love going out there with my kids and play in the snow. Once I overheard someone scolding their child and saying that their snowman is not perfect, because it was crooked a bit and eyes were not aligned "properly". It really made me upset, because I truly believe that every snowman is a perfect snowman.



Saturday, March 18, 2017

#121 Gyrfalcon, Canada 150 paintings by Natasa Vretenar


#120 Lest We Forget, Canada 150 paintings by Natasa Vretenar


#119 Dog Sled, Canada 150 paintings by Natasa Vretenar


#118 Tobogganing, Canada 150 paintings by Natasa Vretenar

We love tobogganing! There are many hills in Edmonton we go to, but our favourite still is our neighbourhood (small) hill. It is close by and safe for little kids.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

#114 White Trillium, Canada 150 paintings by Natasa Vretenar

“A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.” Paul Cezanne

This project started as an idea in my head in December 2016, and I wanted to get to know Canada a bit better. It has been a wonderful journey so far and I cannot believe I am 3/4 of the project done!

#113 Blue Iris, Canada 150 paintings by Natasa Vretenar


#112 Purple Saxifrage, Canada 150 paintings by Natasa Vretenar


#111 Mayflower, Canada 150 paintings by Natasa Vretenar


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

#107 Prairie Crocus, Canada 150 paintings by Natasa Vretenar

Manitoba - Prairie Crocus


#106 Pacific Dogwood, Canada 150 paintings by Natasa Vretenar

British Columbia - Pacific Dogwood


#105 Wild Rose, Canada 150 paintings by Natasa Vretenar

The next series within 150 series of paintings will portray provincial flowers. I am starting with Alberta provincial flower - Wild Rose. 



Thursday, March 9, 2017

#95 Grain Silo, Canada 150 paintings by Natasa Vretenar

Alberta iconic landscape with a grain silo. More of them are disappearing as the newer, modern ones replace the old wooden ones.

#94 Aurora, Canada 150 paintings by Natasa Vretenar

This is one of the most beautiful natural phenomena in Canada. I was able to see it on several occasions right here in town in Edmonton.

#93 Maple Syrup, Canada 150 paintings by Natasa Vretenar

I must admit we did not use much maple syrup before coming to live in Canada! That stuff is good. I use it to sweeten things I bake and of course, we apply generous quantities of it on our pancakes.

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