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 all around us in nature. 
 
 I hope you enjoy this "walk into green"...
 
MY PHOTOGRAPHS
****(all photos are copyrighted © 2011 Alice Briesmaster)****
 
We are fortunate to have many parks and green spaces in Toronto. Nature can be found even in a big city.  Here are my photos of my own green oasis in St. James Cathedral Park, and in the historic St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood. 
 
Spring Gazebo
Spring Gazebo
Pink Perfection
Pink Perfection
Daffodils
Daffodils
Interior
Interior
Pansy Faces
Pansy Faces
Red & White
Red & White
Thistle Bloom
Thistle Bloom
Ready for Takeoff
Ready for Takeoff
Spiky Orbs
Spiky Orbs
 Lily Bloom
Lily Bloom
Flock of Thistles
Flock of Thistles
Colourburst
Colourburst
Buddha Bird
Buddha Bird
Pigeon Fountain
Pigeon Fountain
Dancin' in the Rain
Dancin' in the Rain
Got My Eye on You
Got My Eye on You
Pigeon vs Sparrow
Pigeon vs Sparrow
Bathtime
Bathtime
Sky Bloom
Sky Bloom
Shadow Bench
Shadow Bench
Green and White
Green and White
Hollyhock Fence
Hollyhock Fence
Pink Hollyhock
Pink Hollyhock
Hollyhock Garden
Hollyhock Garden
Roses Roses
Roses Roses
Drift of Lilies
Drift of Lilies
 Old Fashioned Roses
Old Fashioned Roses
Phlox and Black Eyed Susans
Phlox and Black Eyed Susans
Red-Winged Blackbird
Red-Winged Blackbird
Black Eye Susans & a Bee
Black Eye Susans & a Bee
Poppy
Poppy
Reaching for the Light
Reaching for the Light
Fishing for Walnuts (string added)
Fishing for Walnuts (string added)
Leafy Canopy
Leafy Canopy
New Growth
New Growth
Into the Arbor
Into the Arbor
Leaf Grid
Leaf Grid
Sunday in the Park
Sunday in the Park
Leaves and Lattice
Leaves and Lattice
Rhubarb Rhubarb
Rhubarb Rhubarb
Market Garden - Delphiniums
Market Garden - Delphiniums
Asparagus Patterns
Asparagus Patterns
Pea Pods and Beets
Pea Pods and Beets
Have a Tomato
Have a Tomato
Market Garden - Sweet Willliams
Market Garden - Sweet Willliams
Pick a Pepper
Pick a Pepper
Market Garden - Peonies
Market Garden - Peonies
Roots
Roots
Red Tulips
Red Tulips
Bachelor Buttons
Bachelor Buttons
Victorian Garden
Victorian Garden
Warbler
Warbler
Five Tulips
Five Tulips
Garden at Church Wall
Garden at Church Wall
Bird in a Chestnut Tree
Bird in a Chestnut Tree
Pretty in Pink
Pretty in Pink
Blossom Snack
Blossom Snack
St James Garden in May
St James Garden in May
Tulip after Rain
Tulip after Rain
Tulip Field
Tulip Field
White Ruffles
White Ruffles
Gazebo - late May
Gazebo - late May
St James Cathedral
St James Cathedral
Parrot Tulip 1
Parrot Tulip 1
Parrot Tulip  2
Parrot Tulip 2
Parrot Tulip 3
Parrot Tulip 3
Parrot Tulip 4
Parrot Tulip 4
Parrot Tulip 5
Parrot Tulip 5
Parrot Tulip 6
Parrot Tulip 6
White Floral
White Floral
Nibbling on a Nut
Nibbling on a Nut
Lily of the Valley
Lily of the Valley
Hosta
Hosta
End of the Season
End of the Season
I Dreamt of Flying
I Dreamt of Flying
Pink Peony
Pink Peony
White Peonies
White Peonies
Red Peony
Red Peony
Peonies in Bloom
Peonies in Bloom
Two Peonies
Two Peonies
Peony Ruffles
Peony Ruffles
Rose and Lavender
Rose and Lavender
Green and Yellow
Green and Yellow
Pink Poppy
Pink Poppy
Posing for their Photo
Posing for their Photo
Trio
Trio
Cooling Off at the Fountain
Cooling Off at the Fountain
Leaves
Leaves
Pink and Yellow
Pink and Yellow
Groundcover with Water Droplets
Groundcover with Water Droplets
Hollyhock 1
Hollyhock 1
Fireworks
Fireworks
Hollyhock 2
Hollyhock 2
Orange Lilies
Orange Lilies
Sparklers
Sparklers
Yellow Lilies
Yellow Lilies
At the Fountain
At the Fountain
Sparkly Fountain
Sparkly Fountain
Starling
Starling
Pink Roses
Pink Roses
Purple Gentian & Bumble
Purple Gentian & Bumble
Pretty Roses
Pretty Roses
Leaf and Iron Patterns
Leaf and Iron Patterns
Walk into Summer
Walk into Summer
Arbor in Full Leaf
Arbor in Full Leaf
Echinacea
Echinacea
Lavender
Lavender
Pink Lilies
Pink Lilies
Butterfly and Bee
Butterfly and Bee
Soft Focus
Soft Focus
Park in Summer
Park in Summer
Shades of Green
Shades of Green
Fall Butterfly
Fall Butterfly
Texture
Texture
September Garden
September Garden
Walk into Autumn
Walk into Autumn
Skyward
Skyward
Walk into Winter
Walk into Winter
Snowy Winter Night
Snowy Winter Night
Walk into Spring
Walk into Spring
Floating on the Liquid of Life
Floating on the Liquid of Life
office tower reflections in city hall fountain
Tangled Garden
Tangled Garden
My Own Private Drumlin (I wish)
My Own Private Drumlin (I wish)
glacier formed island on Rice Lake
Autumn garden
Autumn garden
Among the Old Trees
Among the Old Trees
Surveying the Scene
Surveying the Scene
 
City and Countryside
 
Toronto at Dusk
 
 City Lights
 
 
Autumn Field
 
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Altered Views
 
 I have recently started experimenting with Adobe Photoshop
Elements. The various filters work wonderfully with flower photos.
Why not try it yourself? Here are some of my photos morphed into something a liittle different!
 
Tulips in a Bubble
 
Rhubarb Cubed
 
Springtime
 
Ghosts of Pigeons Past
 
Flower Twirls
 
My Orchid Bloomed!
 
Bee in the Zone
 
Twirl of Yellow Lilies
 
Yellow Lilies 
 
Starburst
 
Pansy Faces
 
Black Eyed Susans
 
Waves of Black Eyed Susans
 
Floral Ink Wash
 
Wrapped Delphiniums
 
Red Tulips
 
Hollyhock  
 
Yellow Tulips
 
Dappled Daffodils
 
Tropic of  Tulip 
 
Mauve Tulips
 
Croton Leaf Patterns
 
Orange Lilies 
 
Waving Tulips
 
Black Squirrel
 
Blue Tulip Field
 
Contemplative Cat
 
Silent Stare
 
Woofstock 2010- Triplets
 
Woofstock 2010 - Showoffs
 
Purple Iris
 
Thistle World
 
Hollyhock
 
Parrot Tulip
 
Tulips in Sun
 
Fern Lace
 
Peony
 
Starburst
 
Call me Mr. Pidge!
 
Market Square - at Front Street
 
Sugar Beach - Toronto 
 
Toronto in Black & White
 
Toronto - Altered View
 
Toronto Aglow (prism shift)
 
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MY PAINTINGS
 I am learning various techniques in brush strokes &colour mixing by painting a variety of landscapes at George Brown Fine Arts School.
Georgian Bay - oils
 
 
Georgian Bay - oils with palette knife
 
 
Giverny - oils with palette knife
 
 
another of Georgian Bay  
(using landscape photos to improve my painting of trees, sky and water) 
 
 
Collage - assignment at Avenue Road Arts School - in class we painted strips of various shades of acrylic colours on paper, not knowing what we would be doing with them.  Then we were assigned to find a picture and make a collage.  I cut and ripped and glued the strips of colour, working from an old magazine photo.  I was quite happy with this first attempt, even framed it!  I like this experiment with colour, shape, and texture.