Friday, February 28, 2014

we're here for the party


This family of friends are ready to boogie! 
$50 - 5.5"x7.5"painting includes 8"x10"mat, ready for an 8"x10" frame.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

things happen

$50 - 5"x7"painting with matt, ready for an 8x10 frame.
The Daily Paintworks Challenge is to paint this wonderful little still life. It's fun when someone else chooses the idea and the set up for you!
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Sunday, February 23, 2014



It was a beautiful mild day yesterday so, I took a long walk over to the Saturday Morning Life Drawing Session. The model was wonderfully calm and all the artists were pleased with the lovely weather so, all in all it was a very relaxed atmosphere. Wonderful mood to be in to paint!
$50 - 5"x7"painting with 8"x10"matt.

Friday, February 21, 2014

arm in arm

I just kept thinking 'loosey-goosey' as I painted this one!
$50 - 5"x7" with 8"x10"mat.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

portrait practise

I recently saw Ralph Fiennes' film called "The Invisible Woman" in which he played Charles Dickens. So, I decided to do some portrait practise from a photo of the real Charles Dickens. He had lots of hair and a long beard, both of which were challenging (and fun) to paint.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

at this moment in time

$50 - 5x7" with 8x10"mat.
I really went for it with thick watercolour paint on this one, allowing the pink of her headband to drip into her dark hair. I also turned the woman on the left from brunette to blonde to lighten things up. 

Also... I just painted these green apples and pomegranates, called "know inside out." for a friend.

Friday, February 14, 2014

many moons ago


My goal was to put down a gestural loose drawing with my charcoal pencil, then add lots of colourful paint. I thought they looked like planets circling around a light! Thanks Daily Paintworks Citrus Challenge.

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$50 - 5"x7"painting with 8"x10"matt.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Tea on Tuesday

$50 - 5"x7"painting with 8"x10"mat.
I used a slightly different approach with line in this cafe setting. Minimal and messy!
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Monday, February 03, 2014

fencing gestures

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I googled "people fencing" under images, got my newsprint pad and a charcoal pencil and had some fun!

Saturday, February 01, 2014

warm cookies

I am very happy with this painting. It was a great challenge to keep the outside snowy day cool and the inside friendly cafe warm.
$50 - 5"x7"painting with matt. Ready for your 8"x10" frame!
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