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Glass Half Full

Kenneth Glenn Hardman of Calgary, always looks at life as a glass half full and doesn’t let his disability, polio, get in the way of his life, as showcased by his lovely paintings featured in the June/July issue of Our Canada. Here are a few more to enjoy.

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Elephant in the Mist

Elephant in the Mist

This painting is over ten years old and is one of the first African animals that I painted. He certainly catches your attention when you enter our home, as if he was getting ready to charge.

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Golden Eagle II

Golden Eagle II

I’ve always been fascinated by birds of prey, especially the Golden Eagle. I did another painting a few years ago of a Golden Eagle in flight. My friends have it hung in their living room. It was called Golden Eagle, hence Golden Eagle II.

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Rusted History

Rusted History

This is a painting of an old rusted mid-Fifties GMC pick up truck. With the distinct fat fenders of truck from that era it brings back a lot of memories growing up in rural Ontario. Vehicles never seemed to last very long if left to the elements, especially where there was more humidity.

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End of the Road

End of the Road

When I painted this picture last year I was thinking about the people that settled this country of ours; how they pushed further and further west. I wanted to capture the ruggedness of the land and how there was a certain point when you could go no further.

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Rhino in the Grass

Rhino in the Grass

I really enjoy doing African animals and wanted something that would compliment the Elephant painting on our living room wall. I thought that a Rhino, being such a massive animal on its own, was just what was needed. The colours and textures of both animals are a thrill to paint.

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Conversion of Saul

Conversion of Saul

This is a bible story that jumped out at me. I tried to capture the moment on canvas. I remember painting over some of it and redoing a portion of the painting because it just didn’t feel right. I wanted to show the emotion, excitement and fear all wrapped up in one.

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Calm Through the Mist

Calm Through the Mist

As a child and through my early twenties, I remember looking across the lake, with the mist just hanging over the water. It had such a calming effect. You could just hear the loons calling to each other.