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About foreshadowandlight

I am a weaver and artist working summers at my Meadowbrook Weaving and Art Studio in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. I spend the rest of the year in Guelph, Ontario CONTACT: jane.alderdice@hotmail.com Website: www.janealderdice.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/accounts/edit/

Fredericton Bridge Spring Watercolour

The St. John River runs through downtown Fredericton. Besides being the provincial capital of New Brunswick, the town itself is a delightful blend of old and new, including the beautiful campus of the University of New Brunswick a bit of … Continue reading

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Painting houses – pictures, that is!

In May, I entered a plein air (painting outdoors) competition in Elora, Ontario. The event lasted 4 days, culminating in a show/sale on the Sunday. I searched around and found an old church that had been converted into a home … Continue reading

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Shibori produce bags – great plastic alternative at the grocery store plus other useful options

Plastic. So useful, so malleable, so ubiquitous, so harmful to our environment. I heard a CBC interview with a woman who had gone plastic-free. In fact, she produces only a baggie sized amount of garbage/waste in a whole year. Whoa! … Continue reading

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Bunchberries Watercolour – Summer in Cape Breton!

Five years ago this past February (in the middle of winter, don’t ya know), I spied the beautiful property that is now my Cape Breton home – deep snow all around with bright winter sunshine. What was it like under … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Watercolour Tulips in 3 steps

Sometimes a quick sketch gets us started in the day. In this case, dying tulips caught my interest – for some reason more than newly opening ones. There seems more depth of colour, more character, more expression in those petals … Continue reading

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Shibori experiments

The pieces* above were made using three different shibori techniques on a light cotton muslin and dye. Shibori is the Japanese term for multiple methods of creating resist in a dyeing process. Great precision can be created using these techniques. … Continue reading

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Daffodils

These required a different approach compared to a pineapple. And they were fading fast in my painting space! Started with some small sketches, then the large sketch and went from there. Final image is 17″ x 17″ on 30″ x … Continue reading

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