Monday, 10 February 2014 Wednesday February 12, 2014, is the last day of the OMMA Proverbs juried show. I created this 30" x 36" mixed-media piece to illustrate a Chinese proverb that states: "Take a green tree in your heart and, may be, a songbird will come". You may, or may not, find the song bird in this piece.I was following an eight-week movement and voice workshop led by Barclay McMillan. This workshop opens up long-forgotten channels of expression, those that are available to us before we learn to use words. Creating this piece was as spontaneous as it was enjoyable, even joyful. ... [more]
Posted by Marie-Paule Thorn on 2/10/14


There is an old pub in a village called Oxford Mills in Ontario. We visited the village for the first time in the Summer of 2013 because of a vintage motorcycle festival.It was interesting to see the vintage vehicles and the crowd it attracted.We then looked for a nice place to eat and ended up in an old pub absolutely packed with heirlooms from the manor house it once was. I believe the family who inhabited the place was also the owner of the mill, which is now gone. I concentrated on some of the toys thinking of possible future paintings too. In the meantime, I developed the digital negatives with the same look and showed them for the first time during one of our monthly sessions of the photo club I belong to.The only painting... [more]
Posted by Marie-Paule Thorn on 2/10/14

The New Season (Continued)

Buddy # 2 brought paintings he made in Greece this summer. He has his own style (small brush work; drawing and detailed style of painting). His compositions and juxtaposition of colors give him a particular style tending towards high realism. He did the underpainting for a new piece that will show tall ships leaving Amsterdam. Buddy # 1 brought a painting she also started this summer at home. She loves painting seascapes of Nova Scotia and has a good flair. However, she was not happy last night with the results of her efforts. The crackled paste bought from Golden did not help. Both Buddy #1 and I re... [more]
Posted by Marie-Paule Thorn on 11/17/09

My new season starts tonight

Our new season starts toninght. My art buddies and I are ready to create new art works. So I will not expend now. I am going back to the canvas after a few months of thinking, exploring and photography. [more]
Posted by Marie-Paule Thorn on 11/16/09