Sunday, July 31, 2011

eggs!


I bought some 5"x10" stretched canvas. I thought it would be fun to try some new compositions.  Really enjoyed finding a subject to fit the canvas.
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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Pink in Gold

I'm painting my balcony flowers as fast as I can!  Summer will be over before ya' know it.
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

magic hour

6:08 am
It's never the same twice...
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Escalator Contours




These drawing are one long continuous line, called contour drawings. No lifting the pencil!
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Monday, July 25, 2011

Go Fish


This is my third and final 12"x12" painting for the Square Foot Show at AWOL Art Gallery!  I drop off this one, Plaid and Turquoise and Balcony Flowers tomorrow night for the August show.
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Sunday, July 24, 2011

be stumped

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Today I took my Artworks Classic Easyl to Spadina House, a historical home with lovely gardens, but it was these tree stumps that caught my eye.
$100
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Friday, July 22, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

tackle this


I came across some colourful fishing tackle and immediately thought they would make great paintings.  They are lovely shapes.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sleepy Head

6:12 am
Slept in a bit today and almost missed the sunrise!  Maybe because it's a bit of a grey day. Still lovely out though.
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Monday, July 18, 2011

Break

6:03 am
Lately I've been waking up early to paint the sunrise, which is an amazing way to start the day!
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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Clay Pot


I really enjoyed painting this clay pot. It's a great shape. It reminds me of those old-fashioned tin milk containers.
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

after Frank Frazetta

Watercolour on Yuppo Paper
2B pencil sketch in sketchbook
Frank Frazetta is a great comic book artist and I love these polar bears that he originally did in oil. I knew Yuppo paper would be perfect for the wet, icy, cold style I was trying to achieve.
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Monday, July 11, 2011

dawn

5:48 am
This morning was my fourth 'balcony adventure' with my new easel.  I plan to graduate to the park, all the way across the street (!) by next week. Again, baby steps...
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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Pink Rubber Boots


I loved these boots... for all of one day.  The soles cracked the first time I wore them.  So, I filled them with rocks, dirt and flowers!
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Friday, July 08, 2011

Good Morning

5:53 am
My new easel inspired me to jump out of bed for today's sunrise.
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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Balcony Flowers


I just received my new Artwork Essentials Classic Easyl. It's designed for Plein-Air painting, so I can paint on location.  I just love it. So, for my first adventure, I took it out onto my balcony! (I'm a firm believer in baby steps).
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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

after John Singer Sargent

Tamara Karsavina in the role of Thamar
Henry James
Sir William Blake Richmond
Today I drew studies from Sargent's (my fave artist) book of Portraits. I was focusing on the strokes he used to block in large areas vs. when he used a single simple line. I didn't intend to slavishly copy them, just learn from them. Now I have a much better understanding of drawing eyes!
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Monday, July 04, 2011

Plaid and Turquoise


The Square Foot Art Show at AWOL Gallery is next month. This is the first of 3 paintings I'm going to submit, 12"x12" each (hence square foot!). It's such a great show. It's not juried so it's a mixed bag of nuts! It truly embraces all walks of art.
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Sunday, July 03, 2011

Paint


Today's Daily Paintworks Challenge was to paint what you paint with!
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Saturday, July 02, 2011

Rasp Berrieeees!



Woke up early to paint these raspberries.  Most people have to eat up their fruit and vegetables before they go bad.  I have to paint them before they go bad!
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Friday, July 01, 2011

Purple in Gold


I enjoyed the turquoise and purple theme so much, I thought I'd keep going with it.  These are more flowers from my garden, which is doing great this summer!
$120.00 plus s/h
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