Alice Briesmaster - Painting and Photography
Welcome to my Website!
 
I am featuring a collection of my photographs and paintings.
Please check back for more as I post them!
 
Through my art, I wish to share with you my love and deep appreciation for the beauty to be found in nature every time we step outside our door...

 I hope you enjoy this "walk into green"...
 
MY PHOTOGRAPHS
****all photos are copyrighted ©  and property of Alice Briesmaster
*** ***unlawful to copy and reproduce any photos on this site***
*** be creative - take your own photos!  ***
 
We are fortunate to have many parks and green spaces in  Toronto. Nature can be found everywhere, even in a big city.  
 
These photos were taken in my own green oasis in St. James Cathedral Park, around the historic St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, on the Toronto Islands, and during some outings farther afield.  
 
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Recent: Feb-April 2014

winter ferry ride to Ward's Island




Long-tailed Duck 

along island boardwalk  - unusual circular ice patterns on lake

view from Algonquin Island

Allan Gardens Easter









My Photo Album

St. James Park
 
 
 
St. James Cathedral
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Buddha Bird
 
one of my first digital photos
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edwards Gardens
 
 
candy striped tulips
 
 
 
 
High Park
 
 
purple grackle
 


Red Admiral butterfly and cherry blossoms
 
Grenadier Pond
 
 
Toronto Islands
 
Centre Island
 
view from Algonquin Island
 
view from Ward's Island
 
yellow flag iris
 
young robin
 
marinas at Ward's Island
 
 
Ward's Island cottage


Allan Gardens Conservatory
 
delphinium
 
 
 
passion flower
 
 
Stratford Ontario
 
Avon River swans
 
 
Avon Theatre
 
 
 
the Bard
 
My "Old Toronto" neighbourhood and the GTA

St. Lawrence Market

North Market 

Front Street East
 
Gooderham (flatiron) Building

view west along Wellington from 109 Front St East
 
King Street East
 
Sugar Beach
 
King & Starbucks
 
Distillery District
 
Evening on the Gardiner 
 
Urban Canyon

Casa Loma
 
African Lion  Safari

St. Michael's College gardens - U of T

 
 
 
 
Algonquin Park 
 
Lovely still pond
 
the Spruce Bog
 
Gray Jay
 
Icicles, lichen and moss on rock wall
 
Beaver Dam
 
Last year's leaves
 
 
Gardens in Grafton ON 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
September 12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Autumn Scenery near Parry Sound
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georgian Bay and 30,000 Islands
 
 
  
 
 
 
Christmas at Allan Gardens







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Altered Views
 
I am experimenting with Adobe Photoshop Elements 10. The various filters work wonderfully with flower photos and city views. 
Why not try it yourself?
Here are some photos morphed into something a little different!
 
 
Hollyhocks
 
Toronto Aglow

gerbera daisies

Toronto Skyline - graphic style
 
Bee in the Zone
 
Sakura Cherry Trees in High Park
 
City Lights
 
Tulips in St. James Park
 
fishing for walnuts (I added the string)

Tundra swans, Aylmer ON

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MY PAINTINGS
 I am learning various techniques in brush strokes and colour mixing by creating a variety of scenes in oils in my landscape painting classes.  I am slowly developing my own style.. . 

2011-12
Georgian Bay - oils
 
Georgian Bay - oils with palette knife
 
Giverny - oils with palette knife
 
another of Georgian Bay -
trees,  water, rocks and sky take a lot of practice    
 
 
Autumn Stream
I like the texture of leaves vs.  smooth water

2013
Georgian Bay again - with palette knife

experimenting with sunset and waves

palette knife - from Giverny calendar photo

palette knife - from Nova Scotia photo 

2011- collage
       First attempt at collage - painted paper torn and cut in
shapes, then pasted.  Inspired by an old magazine photo