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WINDOW PAINTING AT YUK YUK'S - LONDONDERRY MALL













Another year has gone by and a new set of Christmas characters fit for Yuk Yuks comedy club have emerged!

Here is :
  • Santa,

  • Mrs. Claus,

  • Rudolf,

  • a snowman and

  • a couple elves

  • all doing stand-up!

    I had a lot of fun creating them . . . some days I LOVE my job!



    Laurel Hawkswell art at Yuk Yuks in Londonderry Mall Edmonton

    Laurel's cartoon of CISN FM's Mike McGuire


    Hi Mike McGuire,

    Here is the cartoon of you that I promised!
    Hope you like it.
    Thanks again for putting me on CISN FM last week and letting me promote my window painting stuff.

    Laurel Hawkswell

    Oil City Roadhouse - CFR window paintings










    This is my latest window painting for Oil City Roadhouse and the Canadian Finals Rodeo week celebration.
    It was decided to have most of the images quite high on the windows for two reasons
  • visibility when the bar is full of people and

  • so that people won't try to wreck them.

  • Crazy what people will do in a bar! Have a great CFR week everyone

  • Remember if you drink then, don't drive.

  • Take the LRT door-to-door between Oil City Roadhouse and CFR [at rexall place].
  • LRT - Corona station & LRT - Coliseum station
  • A sign for Nu Ventures Hair 456-4444


    This is a sign I did for Nu Ventures Hair at their new location on 12515 Stony Plain Rd NW NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada. A cozy atmosphere.

    Good luck in your new location Marta!

    CFR window paintings for Corus Entertainment Inc. (radio) in Edmonton






    I had a great time, once again, painting windows at Corus Entertainment (The building that houses CISN, JOE FM, CHED and COOL 880).
    It's nice receiving a "hello!" from radio personalities. It's always nice to be able to put a face to the voices that I hear on the radio all the time.

    Mike McGuire from CISN had me on the radio twice while I was painting the window of his sound booth! He suggested I mention how to get in touch with me if someone wanted some window painting done. I was thrilled to have the chance to promote the window painting part of my art.
    THANK YOU MIKE for giving me that opportunity! I am presently doing a cartoon of him as an official thank you . . . look for it on my blog soon . . . or on the Mike McGuire blog!

    CARICATURES FOR GIFTS - CARICATURES DONE AT COMPANY FUNCTIONS/PARTIES

    CHARACTER CARTOONS

    Laurel Hawkswell, a colour Character Cartoon


    a Laurel Hawkswell Character Cartoon

    Charater Cartoons are simpler than charactures. Slick and great for reproduction on business cards
    and other advertising. And also . . . unique!


    CARICATURES FOR GIFTS - CARICATURES DONE AT COMPANY FUNCTIONS/PARTIES

    Laurel Hawkswell, a Characture

    Caricatures are a great, unique gift.
    I can also do caricatures at company functions or parties.
    Contact me for more information.
    (send me an email )

    Painting on bedroom wall for a little girl!

    This was for a little girl's room who loves Tinkerbell.
    Who doesn't love Tinkerbell?!


  • Don't forget I'll be at Framestudio Sat Sept 29 [2-4 PM.]




  • send me an email re: a painting/project for Christmas or other art project(s).


  • Painting on-site at Framestudio open-house

    Hi, I will be on-site painting at the Framestudio Customer Appreciation Day, on Saturday [September 29, 2007 between 2:00 - 4:00 PM.]

    How to find Framestudio

  • Turn-off Anthony Henday at the West Edmonton Mall exit (87 Ave),

  • Framestudio is located in the strip-mall on your left after the Christian Reformed Churches (Covenant)

  • Turn left/north at the Mac’s Convenience Gas/Store


  • Please drop-in and talk to me about a painting/project for Christmas (or send me an email )

    come in for Framing and Painting

    Laurel Hawkswell

    Window Vinyl Art at the Great 88












    The Great 88 at South Edmonton Common in Edmonton has been open a couple months.

    The store owners, Dan and Antonia, found that their store front needed more pizzaz and wanted people to know what
    The Great 88 was all about from the parking lot. They came up with phrases that best described their store and I came
    up with images to go along with some of them. Pictured here is a BEFORE shot and some AFTER shots. The cartoon
    images add interest and using the white vinyl will really make them stand out, especially on sunny days. These photos
    were taken on a partially cloudy day.

    The Great 88 carries thousands of items under $1.00 . . . . better than a dollar store!
    Please visit Antonia and Dan's Great 88, they are good people.

    in the fall and winter I'll enjoy the warm colours in this painting







    My Original painting .....

    ......? cover with texturizer

    Close-up of texturizer. Cool stuff!? It was fun gooping it on.

    ..... paint till you can't see the tulips anymore and you've got a different look!

    I'm going to hang this new paintingabout 6 inches higher but here it is. Who knows if I'll be putting on more paint here and there every once in awhile.?

    When I asked my son what he thought of it he said, "What's it supposed to be? It's kinda weird Mom."

    I guess he's a bit too used to seeing my very detailed, realistic paintings.

    I think that's why I like this one (for now) because it's different and for the fall and winter I'll enjoy the warm colours in it.?

    Laurel Hawkswell

    Painting of "Tulips ready to Bloom" for Sale


    When I was taking photos of a bunch of tulips to do a commissioned painting, I took approximately 60 - 70 photos of the colour of tulips she chose until I came up with two photos where I loved the composition. Susan chose the photo where the flowers were wide open, looking very summer-ish. I knew that at some point I wanted to paint the other photo.

    I wanted a painting to take with me on the train to Jasper, being part of the ARTIST ON RAILS promotion. I didn't manage to get it finished before hand but was able to bring it along with me to work on when I wasn't busy drawing caricatures. Had just a bit left to do on it when I got back. Yup, it's done.

    It looks great on my mantel but as usual, since I picked art as my living, I must put it up for sale.
    If you're interested, you can borrow it to see if it fits in your home well. Until then, I will simply enjoy it till it has a new home!

    The size is 24 inches X 30 inches. For sale for $400.
    The colour in this photo of the painting is pretty close to being the painting's true colours. Love our new camera!

    Caricature of Laurel in Jasper


    I just got back from doing caricatures as one of the artists with ARTISTS ON RAILS. This is my second summer participating in the event and I hope to be invited back! I did caricatures on the VIA train from Edmonton to Jasper and back a couple days later. I stayed at The Sawridge Hotel in Jasper doing caricatures and painting in their lobby. I tried to "work" as much as I could and was tired at the end of the day but had a great time chatting with people as I drew them or as they stopped to talk. I met a lot of nice people visiting Jasper and Canada from around the world as well as great staff on VIA and at the Sawridge.

    A big thank you to Marianne Garrah, the woman who came up with the idea of ARTISTS ON RAILS for Alberta artists. Marianne
    is passionate about art and keeping the wildlife in Jasper from becoming extinct - please look up one of her other projects called TuktuPrayers - and travelling art exhibit of caribou art.