Sunday, March 30, 2014

lucky stars


I am soooo ready for Spring!
$50 - 5"x7"painting with 8"x10"matt.
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a few close ups...

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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close ups -

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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close ups -

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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Close Ups - 
Close Up
Close Up

Friday, March 07, 2014

Cawthra Art Group

I just finished teaching the wonderful Cawthra Art Group. We spent 4 weeks together covering cafe scenes, cityscapes, still life and, as you can see, Einstein portraits! It was a fantastic experience with lovely and talented artists! 
Thanks again to a warm and wonderful gang!

Thursday, March 06, 2014

the snow is always greener


The only answer to all this snow is to paint it.
$50 - 5"x7"painting with 8"x10"matt. PayPal or email me for personal cheque.
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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Hey friend

Big red poppies are my favourite flower, both to look at and to paint. I figured a few lemons would make good company.
$50 - 5"x7"painting with 8"x10"mat. Ready for an 8"x10" frame.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

The Einstein Challenge


I created this week's Daily Paintworks Einstein Challenge! 
Anyone can join in on the fun, using any medium you'd like, to do a portrait of the wonderful Albert Einstein! Below is the photo I worked from, although there are lots and lots of him to choose from at Google Images. Just remember, since we are using photos supplied by other people, it's practise only. But practise is important, and fun!