It always such a treat to see all of my work together and framed. I was very proud of my collection in this show. We had a constant stream of people, lots of sales and yummy treats! The East Toronto Arts&Crafts show is my favourite of the year because the vendors are so friendly!! Until next time...
Back to the wonderful Allan Gardens greenhouse with the Toronto Plein-Air Artists. There is so much to draw there... it's sensory overload! I titled this painting "hum along" because the only approach to such a flower filled glass conservatory is to go with it, and hum along!
click here to buy I spent the afternoon with the Toronto Urban Sketchers at Allan Gardens, a beautiful glass domed conservatory in downtown Toronto. The place is jam packed with plants, birds, squirrels and people! $50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.
I had a great time doing gestural sketches of the animals at High Park Zoo over the weekend. Usually it's difficult to drawn them as they're on the move, but I think the lovely sunny Sunday we had kept them relaxed. The buffalo have huuuuggge heads... but they're still cute!
Here's the 5th and last of my car series. I try to keep my drawings as gestural as possible then add lots of watercolour and water, letting it merge. I especially like the turquoise that found it's way down into the shadow.
Had some time this week to get my homework done. I set my timer for 5 minute intervals then went to the awesome WetCanvas Reference Library, typed in a subject and used their photos to work from. (The key is to pick cute subjects!)
I love this time of year and always enjoy painting pumpkins and fall colours. I think the round pumpkins and hay blocks contrast wonderfully with the turquoise tractor. I tried to keep things as gestural and watery as possible, as usual!