Edmonton Artist | Laurel Hawkswell | edmonton.art@gmail.com | @hilaurel

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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.