Friday, April 18, 2014

glowing idea

I think this fresh loose painting is a great way to end a long lingering winter. Time for a holiday in the sun! Happy Easter to all and I'll see you in May.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"matt.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

just a hint

Still pluggin' away at these looonngg paintings (6x22") for a group art show in May. Although the composition demands a lot of planning, I am really enjoying it.  
Close ups - click image to enlarge.

Monday, April 14, 2014

on a whim

Something different! I didn't do any line drawing before painting this time. I just went for it with lots of water and lots of paint.
$70 - 8x10"painting

Saturday, April 12, 2014

swivel hips

This curious little red cardinal was a joy to paint. I liked his inquisitive look and swivelled hips!
$50 - 5x7"watercolour painting with 8x10"mat.
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Friday, April 11, 2014

it'll be an adventure

I set up and painted this painting on the floor. There is something to be said for working on the floor... It encourages movement and a kind of freedom. 
6x22" watercolour painting. Click images to enlarge.
left half
right half

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

on a clear day

I'm presently preparing for an art show in May. I found some wonderful colourful frames, with an opening of 6x22" which makes the frames 8x24". 
It's been a joy, as well as a challenge (!), painting long compositions, both horizontal and vertical. I'm determined to forge ahead and fill all 9 frames!
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Monday, April 07, 2014

polished up

The DailyPaintworks Challenge this week was to use the purplish/pinkish colour Radiant Orchid, which has been called the colour of 2014. Awesome unique colour!
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Sunday, April 06, 2014

did I wake you?


I enjoyed painting the background on this one as much as I enjoyed painting this little songbird.
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Friday, April 04, 2014

My Etsy Shop "WatercoloursbyNora"

"with a splash of milk"
"puzzle pieces"
I've added a few more paintings to My Etsy Shop
Etsy is like ebay or amazon however, it's for artists and craft makers only. It's a wonderful site, and super user friendly. 

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

colour spots

I was very inspired by this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge, a scenic view not typical in my Toronto setting! I added a few flags, some friends sitting on the rocks and colourful floaters on the boats.
$70 - 8"x10"painting
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Sunday, March 30, 2014

lucky stars

I am soooo ready for Spring!
$50 - 5"x7"painting with 8"x10"matt.
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Friday, March 28, 2014

Storytelling: sketchbook series pgs. 7 & 8

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close up - pg. 7
close up - pg. 8
Here is the second painting that I got into the juried show. It is 8"x24" and it's in a cute blue frame.
I am doing a series of paintings that look like an open sketchbook on a table. As you can see, I painted the spiral bound centre as well as page numbers with little mice! (Sorry the pics aren't a bit better... but it's already under glass!).

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

good morning, sleepy head

Yippee! My bear painting just got accepted into the Willowdale Group of Artists Juried Show here in Toronto. My second submission was also accepted but I haven't taken a photo of it yet. I'll post it soon. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

workin' hard and havin' fun

I was asked, along with 4 other painters, to do a watercolour painting demonstration from life. Here we are painting the lovely model (I couldn't resist adding the other artists!) That's me in stripes. Fellow members of the art group walked around and watched, asked questions, ate cookies and had fun! 
$70 - 8"x10" watercolour painting.
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

something to snack on

I enjoyed painting this hungry little guy!
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Saturday, March 15, 2014

up, down and all around

I love painting vases and the wonky reflections they make.
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

all bundled up, or not

Last Winter Days - 5"x7"
Twist - 8"x10"
Here are my two contributions to this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge, which is to draw people quickly and from memory. I drew some people who were outside, as they briskly passed my window, as well as inside, (obviously!) at my Life Drawing Session of short poses.
Paintings sold separately for $25 each.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

ease around the bend

I loved drawing and painting this one! It's right in the zone of where I want to be as an artist.
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Sunday, March 09, 2014

missed you more than you know

Spring is coming. I feel a warmth in the wind. Yep. Any minute now.
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