Earth Day and Art

Mandy Eve-BarnettArt, Event

Avatar Blue - Dominik Modlinski

We are fortunate to have access to wilderness, here in Canada. It is such a vast continent with eight geographic climatic regions, from mountains to prairies and deserts to name a few.  This April, we will celebrate Earth Day on 22nd April, in support of environmental protection. The celebratory day began in 1970 and in 2024, the official theme is … Read the article

World Art Day

Mandy Eve-BarnettArt, Culture

world art day blog pic

Did you know there is a World Art Day? It is held on the 15th of April every year and this year the theme is “A Garden of Expression: Cultivating Community through Art.” Of course, at Picture This Gallery, we celebrate art daily with an extensive range of artwork, subjects, techniques and methods. We also believe strongly in community and … Read the article

Capturing Nature

Mandy Eve-BarnettArt, Education, Workshops

Winter Serenade - Cindy Sorley-Keichinger

Canada is vast and spans temperate zones like no other. We have lowlands, Maritimes, the West Coast, the Cordillera, the Prairies, the Taiga, Boreal forests and Arctic regions. With such diverse habitats our wildlife is just as varied and stunning. For an example we have black, brown and grizzly bears as well as polar bears inhabiting their respective zones. There … Read the article

Moments Frozen in Time

Mandy Eve-BarnettDécor, Inspiration

Making Memories by artist John Weiss

As we endure the extreme freezing temperatures of winter in Alberta, the images displayed on our walls, remind us of warmer climes, happy events, and smiling faces. These images give us welcomed inner warmth. In essence a painting or photograph is a moment frozen in time. Amid the celebrations, family moments, and explorations of life, we can stop time with … Read the article

Love in a Frame – a cherished gift to share

Mandy Eve-BarnettGift, Picture Framing

To Never Ending Love - Cassandra Barney

When we think of Valentine’s Day, it is usual to consider only romantic love for the occasion. However, love comes in many forms – familial or parental love, philia love for siblings and friends, and even love for our furry companions (Although, some might not be furry, of course). What better way to show your love than a framed image? … Read the article

Peach Fuzz – Color of the Year 2024

Mandy Eve-BarnettDécor

Peach Fuzz Color of the year 2024

This year’s Pantone Colour of the Year is Peach Fuzz 13-1023, a warm, velvety and cozy hue, which is symbolic of warmth and modern elegance, but also seen as sweet, pleasant, and friendly. Any  bright and intense peach colors, on the other hand, can symbolize vitality, energy, playfulness, and encouragement. Fun Facts: The color peach represents immortality in Chinese culture due to the … Read the article

Giving Art as a Gift – Here are some Tips

Mandy Eve-BarnettArt, Gift


When we give art we are choosing a unique, original and memorable gift. It is a very personal gesture that creates a strong bond with the person who receives it. There are also countless options for personalizing the piece with framing. When buying art for someone else there are a few things to consider. Here are some Tips: Their taste in … Read the article

The Art of Painting Snow

Mandy Eve-BarnettArt, History

Winter Splendor - Andrew Kiss

As Picture This Gallery hosts The Winter Art Show, we embrace the ‘white’ season here in Alberta. There is a specific skill in actually painting snow, as it is rarely purely white, instead, it reflects the hues of the sky and the objects, or natural colors around it. It may be bluer with a bright blue sky, or greyer with … Read the article

Oil painting and the history of landscape art

Mandy Eve-BarnettArt, History, Workshops

Autumn Daze Jonn Einerssen

It is commonly known in the artistic community that oil paint is used for its stability, depth of colour, flexibility, textural variety and slow-drying nature. The medium can be used in a range of techniques, from thin glazes diluted with turpentine to dense thick impasto. This enables artists to work on a painting over several days. Added to these benefits … Read the article

The Art of Stone Carving

Mandy Eve-BarnettArt, History, Sculpture

Watching from Above - artist sculpture by Vance Theoret

Initially, stone carving was believed to have been created in the Paleolithic era – 10,000 BC.  However, there have been subsequent discoveries, one of which was the stone sculpture – the Venus of Hohle Fels, which was discovered in southwestern Germany in 2008 and was made between 33,000 and 38,000 years ago.  Another known ancient art, is a set of … Read the article