Following JD Stevenson Gallery's 2nd Anniversary celebration and reception last Saturday (July 21st), even though I am nearing completion of the St. Juan Diego icon, I first needed to select the next 2 close-up facets, that fit the canvases that I had: one 24"x36"x1.5" and one 12"x36"x1.5". As with all of the series, I leave to the images that call out the loudest. My son had mentioned how he liked the Grizzly Bear Father, which would suit the 24"x36", and there was a complex facet of a museum totem that had the strength for the smaller 12"x36". The drafting and initial blocking in of base under colours always take a few days. I've got them developed enought that I can return to the icon, expecting to complete it in the next day or so. (you can see the separate journal for the icon at
I will update this journal for the two paintings, including the background information for the original totems.
Andre Prevost, began his work in theatre in the late 70s after completing his studies at the Banff School of Fine Arts, and in his iconography in 1980, and having a large body of work in each. He has since been based in Western Canada; North Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and now back on the West Coast.