Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

it's what matters


Flowers are always such a treat, and challenge, to paint. Their shapes are actually quite abstract, yet pleasing.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

that's it


Lots of close ups of this one at my Etsy Shop WatercoloursbyNora.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

visiting friends


I have to say, after painting outside a lot lately, it was nice to paint a peaceful still life in a controlled environment.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

over the Humber

When people and cars cross this bridge, over the Humber River, you can just see their little heads and car tops go by.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Monday, July 07, 2014

let's go for a walk

I had a wonderful time yesterday with a new group of artists, called Toronto Urban Sketchers. (Very much like the Toronto Plein-Air Painters.) Painting outside is a blast and I highly recommend trying it!
$50- 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.
Here's a shot of my trusty paintbox.

Sunday, July 06, 2014


I did it! 7 Days of Trees. And now it's your turn... over at The Daily Paintworks Challenge!
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat

Saturday, July 05, 2014

all year round

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This gorgeous tree thinks it's autumn no matter what the calendar says.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Friday, July 04, 2014


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A couple of cars drove into my tree painting. I guess they wanted a spot in the shade. This is Tree 5 in my 7 Day Challenge. Two more to go...
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Thursday, July 03, 2014

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

meet ya' there

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Amongst the yellow greens of summer there is always a cool silver tree. Tree painting number 3 of my 7 Day Tree Challenge.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Happy Canada Day!

 Also, Tree #2 titled "taller" for my 7 Day Tree Challenge.
$30 - 7.5x5"painting

Monday, June 30, 2014

front yard friend

I've been painting outdoors this summer and since there's so much green out there, I've decided to put myself on a 7 Day Tree Challenge. This is Tree 1.

Saturday, June 28, 2014


I was very inspired this week to do some lion drawings thanks to the Daily Paintworks Challenge. These are done with charcoal pencil on newsprint.

Friday, June 27, 2014

in the lead

I painted this at the Riverdale Farm which is a wonderful farm animal zoo. It used to be the Toronto Zoo and they had a polar bear at the end of this path! Hard to believe now. 
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Portrait of a Lioness

Here's my contribution to this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge!
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Saturday, June 21, 2014

extra napkins

First ice cream cone of the summer.
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Thursday, June 19, 2014

sunny but cool

It's been a wonderful sunny but cool summer. So, back outside to paint.
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Saturday, June 14, 2014

with a splash of cranberry juice


I painted this waterfall at the lovely Toronto Botanical Gardens with the Toronto Plein-Air Painters! I'm so happy that I joined this group since it takes all the intimidation out of painting outdoors.
The camera angle of my paintbox always makes it look like I was super far from the subject, but I wasn't really...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Back outside for some more plein-air painting. This pile of logs was a real challenge, especially since the sun seemed to disappear just as I got started!
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Sunday, June 08, 2014

casual occasion

Painting on a larger size paper is working out much better than I had thought. I don't know what all the fuss was about, hence the title. Also, I'm not sure why, but I do like flowers on a chair.
$120 - 11x14"painting
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Friday, June 06, 2014

hard to believe

It's my blog's birthday! 3 years ago today I started. Thank you to everyone for your inspirational comments and ongoing support. When you paint alone it's hard to know how you're doing so, it's great to hear feedback from your fellow artists and art supporters. Year four... here I come!

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

step right up

I found this lovely red glass jug at a garage sale over the weekend. And tulips were on sale! Both of which encouraged me to paint larger.
$120 - 11"x14"painting
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Monday, June 02, 2014


This is the second painting I did on Saturday at the Spadina Museum. A fellow plein air artist bought it right on the spot! I plan to go back and paint this greenhouse bigger. Well, 11x14", which is bigger for me!
Paintbox holding a 6x8" watercolour paper block and resting on my lap.

Saturday, May 31, 2014


My new favourite place in the world to plein-air paint! Spadina Museum and it's lovely garden.
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This little painting kit is just a strong cardboard box with my Winsor Newton palette in it, along with water cup, water spritzer, and a bull dog clip holding a rag. The watercolour block fits inside the lid nicely.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014



Very happy with these little friends!
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

L to R. Priscilla, Little LuLu, Billy, Algernon and Sampson

After a busy weekend art show, I decided to sit back and paint some sheep!
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