Sketchy!

Mama - In ProgressInk and Graphite on PaperToday I thought I'd share with you a work in progress. I draw, but rarely consider the drawings a finished work of art. I'm trying to overcome that self imposed bias. I'm thinking about adding a few washes of colour to this piece once the inking is complete.In [...]

By | February 3rd, 2011|baby, drawing, ink, mama, mother, raven|5 Comments

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The Old SaintMixed Media on Canvas2009I painted this last year for a friend who really loves art, collects art and is just a good all round guy.It's an old spiritual man, a saint, listening to the whisperings of the spirits of the land. In Old Europe, Christianity was pretty much the only option for spiritual [...]

By | February 1st, 2011|Art, land, native, raven, saint, spirit|0 Comments

Snow Snow Snow

Boreal Morning12" x 16"Mixed Media on Canvas2010Life in the North is a different kind of thing. Where I am, we are just on the verge of the Great White Expanse. In my journeys up to the Northwest Territories and throughout Northern Alberta there is one thing I've come to understand and appreciate.They make them different [...]

By | January 17th, 2011|Aaron Paquette, cold, morning, raven, sunrise, winter|2 Comments

From the Art Gallery of Alberta’s Travelling Exhibit: Halfbreed Mythology

The History of My People (Grandfathers)Mixed Mediaon Canvas2009This is another of the works currently traveling throughout Alberta. The show has been going for a bit more than a year and will continue for the next couple.The works in this show tend to be a little more introspective and this is no exception. I tried to [...]

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Equilibrium24" x 36"Mixed Media on Canvas2009Where do we find our balance? Is it in spirit, in the land, in fantasy, or in our experiences of work, play, joy and sorrow?Is the goal to feast on life and welcome our experiences both happy and painful, or to reject these extremes and find that Middle Way? To [...]

By | August 1st, 2009|Aaron Paquette, equilibrium, raven|1 Comment