Saturday, December 27, 2014


Title: Lilies
Oil on canvas
Triptych: 3 panels each measures 6 x 12 inches (total is 18 x 12 inches)
For Sale:

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Yellow Daisies

My latest painting.  I have a little bit too much space between the panels in this photo.

Title:  Yellow Daisies
Oil on canvas
Size:  Triptych, 3 panels each 6 x 20 inches
For Sale:

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Harvests End 2

One more autumn scene, I did this one as a companion piece to Harvests End 1.

Title:  Harvests End 2
Oil on canvas
Size:  9 x 12 inches
For Sale:

Harvests End 1
Oil on canvas
Size: 9 x 12 inches
For Sale:  $45.00 CAD, unframed, plus shipping

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Summers Colours - SOLD

I had a lot of fun doing this one as it reminded me of my garden and pond area when I lived on the acreage.

Title:  Summers Colours
Oil on canvas
Size:  16 x 20 inches

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Sentinels Finished

Finished this one the other day.  So it is ready for a new owner.

Title:  The Sentinels
Oil on canvas
Size: 16 x 20 inches
For Sale:

Monday, October 6, 2014


Another one that I have set aside for a few days to think about.

Title:  Serenity
Oil on canvas
Size:  24 x 36 inches

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Work In Progress - The Sentinels

I started on this one the other day.  It is just in the very beginning stages.

Tentative Title:  The Sentinels
Oil on canvas
Size:  16 x 20 inches

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Autumn At The Old Mill

This may or may not be finished.  I have set it aside for a few days to think about it.

Title:  Autumn At The Old Mill
Oil on canvas
Size: 24 x 36 inches
For Sale

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Log Cabin at Lea Park Alberta, (Cabin of Roy Maas) - SOLD

At Lea Park there is a log cabin which used to belong to Roy Maas, an uncle of my late husband.
Every time we go by there we stop and walk around the cabin.  This year I took some photos and decided to paint it.

Title:  Log Cabin at Lea Park
Oil on canvas
Size:  16 x 20 inches
For Sale  SOLD

Monday, September 22, 2014

Culture Days At Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre

The Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre is having Culture Days this month and were asking for local artists to bring some of their artwork to display.
I took down four of the paintings that I have done since being here and they will hang them in the exhibit.
This Thursday is the opening reception so we will probably go and see what is happening, then on Saturday there is free admission for everyone to view and enjoy some hands on activities.  If you are in the area, join in the fun.
Here is the official information on their website:

Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre

I currently have 3 paintings on the easel and none are finished of course.  Two are 24 x 36 inches and one is 16 x 20 inches.  They are all in various stages of unfinishedness, (not a word I am sure).

Leaves are getting colourful here and temps. are cooling down.  If I didn't know what was coming I would enjoy the changing season more I am sure.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Winters Colours - SOLD

Here is something to cool you off on a hot summers day.

Title:  Winters Colours
Size: 12 x 12 inches
Oil on canvas, knife painting

Winters Colours - Brenda Maas

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Summers Day - SOLD

Thought this was an appropriate one to do in this hot summer season.

Title:  Summers Day
Oil on canvas
Size: 16 x 20 inches

Summers Day - Brenda Maas

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Days End

This is one of my latest works.

Title:  Days End
Oil on canvas
Size: 16 x 20 inches
For Sale

Days End - Brenda Maas

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Work In Progress -- Follow The Leader

Playing around with another little one.  I don't want to start a bigger one right now as I don't have time to finish it at the moment.  My painting time is going to be severely limited to non existent for the next couple of months, so I am just doing little ones right now for something to do.

***Work in Progress***
Title:  Follow The Leader
Oil on canvas board
Size:  9 x 12 inches, ( 22.9 x 30.5 cms.)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Relaxing At The Lake

Just another little painting that I made up this week.  I was thinking about my oldest son and his family being at the lake each weekend and came up with this.  I think he is looking for the fish that got away.

Title:  Relaxing At The Lake
Oil on Canvas Board
Size:  11 x 14 inches, (27.9 x 35.6 cms.)
For Sale.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Just Playing Around - SOLD

I've just been fooling around with little stuff this last week or so as I don't want to start a bigger work at the moment.
This is one of the ones I have been playing with.

Title:  High Hopes
Oil on canvas board
Size: 9 x 12 inches, (22.9 x 30.5 cms.)

Monday, June 2, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

Autumn Splendor Painting Framed and Hung - SOLD

The customer for whom I had done the painting, "Autumn Splendor", let me know that they have had it framed and hung.  They asked if I wanted to have a look at it, so finally today I went over to see it.
They had a "floating frame" made for it and I like the way it looks.  I like this type of frame; although you can't really see the form of it in my photos.
They are happy with it and I am happy with how it looks.
One of her visitors was looking at it and walked up to it to touch the trees to see if there was some kind of texture on them as she couldn't believe the shape was just from smooth paint.  Made my day!!!!
I always enjoy seeing how clients frame and hang the paintings I have done for them, it's a good feeling.

Title:  Autumn Splendor
Oil on canvas
Size:  29 x 39 inches, (60 x 100 cms.)

Saturday, May 24, 2014

WIP - Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada

I have been working on this for a while now and decided it is time to post a work in progress on it.
So here it is, lots to do on it still; but it is shaping up.

Title:  Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada
Oil on a wooden canvas type support
Size:  16 x 20 x 1¾ inches

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Waiting For The Tide (Esperando la Marea)

This one is a mixture of knife and brush work.

Title:  Waiting For The Tide - Esperando La Marea
Oil on Canvas
Size:  16 x 20 inches, ( 40 x 50 cms.)
For Sale: SOLD

Waiting For The Tide

Friday, May 2, 2014

Desert Solitude

I decided to play around with the palette knife the other day.  This was the result with a few minor brushstrokes here and there.

Title:  Desert Solitude
Oil on Canvas
Size:  16 x 20 inches, ( 40 x 50 cms.)
For Sale:  1200 pesos, $100.00 CAD, $90.00 USD

Desert Solitude.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Birds: Calandria and Cardinal

I never got around to posting any of these while I was doing them.
Here are the finished paintings.

Title: Calandria
Oil on canvas board
Size: 9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cms.)
For Sale:  400 pesos or $30.00 USD or CAD

Title: Cardinal
Oil on canvas board
Size: 9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cms.)
For Sale:  400 pesos or $30.00 USD or CAD

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A Familiar Landmark Here

There is a mountain here that I am sure has been painted and photographed a million times.
It is known as Tetakawi Mountain and has been filmed in several movies as well over the years, such as Catch 22 and Zorro to name a couple.
A few weeks ago while I was hanging out at an art show I couldn't resist taking a few more photos of this mountain.
After looking at my photos I decided I liked one of them and decided to paint it.

So here it is.

Title:  Tetakawi Mountain
Oil on canvas board
Size: 12 x 16 inches, (30 x 40 cms.)
For Sale:  800 pesos, $65.00 CAD, $60.00 USD plus shipping costs.  Email me for more information.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Horse Painting Finished

I finished the painting of the horse foal today.

Title:  Hide and Seek
Oil on Canvas board
Size: 12 x 16 inches (approx. 30 x 40 cms.)
Price:  800 pesos, $65.00 CAD, $60.00 USD + shipping costs

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Oriental Poppy

I think I am going to leave this one alone, it didn't turn out quite the way I wanted; but it is what it is.  Sometimes things just have a mind of their own.  The photo is cropped a bit smaller than the actual painting.
I really need to figure out a better place to take photos of my paintings also.

Title:  Oriental Poppy
Oil on Canvas
Size:  16 x 20 inches (40 x 50 cms.)
For Sale.  Contact me for price and shipping costs.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Art Show/Sale

The art group in San Carlos had an art show/sale this morning, so I took some of my paintings over there.
Spent the morning sitting in the sun and chatting.
Nice venue.

 Setting up.

Local scenery.

Came home and made myself a torta out of some leftover Cochinita Pibil that I had made yesterday and then relaxed.
Later on we went outside and watched some dark clouds blow in with thunder rumbling, shortly after it began to rain hard.  Very odd weather for this time of year here.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Butterfly Finished

I have several paintings on the go at the moment; but I did actually finish one the other day.
A fellow blogger Silke posted a photo from her garden some time ago.  I loved the colours in it and asked her for permission to do a painting from her photo.  She graciously said yes, thank you very much Silke.

So here is the painting:

Title: Lunch Time
Oil on canvas board
Size: 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cms.)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Commission Finished and Delivered

This morning we took the finished commission painting over to its new owners.  Hopefully they enjoy it.  It was fun doing it.

Here is the finished painting and a photo of the new owners.

Title:  Autumn Splendour
Oil on canvas
Size:  24 x 39 inches or 60 x 100 cms.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SOLD - El Viento 1 and El Viento 2

Yesterday a lady called me and asked if I could bring El Viento 1 and 2 for her husband to see.  We had spoken at the last art show I was at and she had seen the horse paintings last year at a show; but her husband had not seen them.

We agreed on a time this morning and I took them over for them to view.  They ended up purchasing them both for a home they are decorating in the USA.

I hope they enjoy them.

Here is a photo of the 2 newly sold paintings.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

WIP Commission Painting

Did a little bit of work on the commission painting finally.  It has kind of been on the back burner the last week or so due to other time commitments.  Getting there slowly but surely.  It would go faster if I would quit changing my mind about things partway through.  Hmmm artistic license or lunacy?

Oil on canvas.
Size:  24 x 39 inches, 60 x 100 cms.
Title:  Autumn Splendor

Friday, February 7, 2014

Fooling Around

Today I decided it was a good day to just fool around.  I got out one of my photos that I had taken years ago from the scenic viewpoint in San Carlos, the little town about 15 miles from us.

I felt like doing something a bit looser than my usual rather tight and controlled way of doing things.

This is the result, not the greatest; but it was fun anyway.

Soft pastel on Canson MiTientes pastel paper
Title:  Scenic View
Size:  Approx. 11 x 15 inches or approx. 28 x 38 cms.

Tomorrow I am participating in a sale in San Carlos, hopefully there will be a good turn out as it is a fund raiser for the Rescate group there.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Secrets Of The Night

I finished another pastel painting so it is time to post it now.
It is soft pastels on black paper.

Title:  Secrets of the Night
Size:  12 x 19 inches or about 30 x 48 cms.
It is for sale.

A close up of part of the painting.

Friday, January 24, 2014

WIP- Commission Painting

I have been doing a bit of work on the commission painting.

The mountains are done, maybe.  The sky needs a bit of tweaking.

Today I worked on blocking  in the darks for the grass/shrub/tree areas and also worked some on the water areas.

I am leaving the 2 large trees to do last.

I was going to also block in the shadow areas on the large rock sticking up in the grassy/watery area; but I had a bit of an issue.

  My easel broke.  I have cursed this easel since we bought it.  It has always been unstable and wobbly which I pretty much fixed by adding some shims at the bottom.  A couple of weeks ago the bolt type screw in thingy that holds the top canvas holder in place stripped and so I have been using it by holding the canvas firmly at the top with one hand while trying to paint with the other.
This afternoon the same type of bolt screw thingy that holds the bottom canvas holder tight also stripped and it started sliding down toward the floor.  Luckily my knees were at the same height as the holder and stopped it as I grabbed the canvas.  I was not a happy person at this point.

Tomorrow I will try and find some bolts with the same type threads and if I can't find any I may just end up having a carpenter make me a cheap; but useful tripod type one here.

Anyway here is a photo of the painting up to this point.

Title:  Untitled at the moment
Medium:  Oil on Canvas
Size:  24 x 39.5 inches, (60 x 100 cms.)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Art Exhibition At The Casa De La Cultura

   This evening was the opening of the art exhibition for the art classes at the Casa de la Cultura.
 The teacher I go to has a class of "beginners" and a class of "advanced" that goes on Mondays and Wednesdays and another class of both on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  When you have finished the "beginners" class you then move on to the "advanced" class.
 In the "beginners" class you advance through a set lesson plan the teacher has, where you are taught the basics, for your last work of the semester you decide what you want to work on and in what medium, usually either pencil, pastel or oil.
 In the advanced class we begin by deciding on what medium, technique, and type of canvas we want to use.  We discuss it with the teacher and get his ideas and input about the whole process.  We then work on our own, he is always available to show us different things or to offer suggestions/tips/ideas and to let us know when we need to do something differently.  I think he is a good teacher; but I don't have many others to compare him with.  He is patient, knowledgeable and well liked by all.  I believe he took his art training at the Tec de Monterrey in Chihuahua.
   The other teacher also has 2 classes, mostly of children/pre-teens so there are always a fair amount of paintings on display.

Our teacher decided that we should have our semester end mini fiesta today also.  These mini fiestas and exhibitions are the only times during the year that all of his classes get together in a group.  Everyone brings snacks, we set it all out on the tables and dig in.  It is a mixed group of people, some around my age, some teens and some as young as 8 yrs. old.
A good ending or almost ending of this semester.  The "advanced" classes are to go for the next 3 days, for 3 hrs. a day to finish off the paintings that didn't get done.  I have finished all of mine; but am starting on a new one, so will go and get it prepped and ready to go for the next semester which starts February 4 th.

Here are some photos of the exhibition.  Some of the subjects of the paintings might look familiar from other times I have posted photos of other exhibitions.  The members of the "beginners" class often choose a photo from the teachers stock pile, if they don't have something of their own that they really want to do.

Our classroom before the eating began.