Tuesday, September 30, 2014

squared away

$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat
Here is my second piece from the lovely Rosetta McClain Gardens.

Monday, September 29, 2014

ivy window

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A friend and I spent the day at the wonderful Rosetta McClain Gardens here in Toronto. I'm loving this 'never ending' summer!!!!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

pages of people

I spent the day teaching the wonderful Mississauga Art Group. They lost their fear of putting people into paintings after we did pages of them! Each drawing is the size of a silver dollar.

Monday, September 22, 2014



Here is the last of my urban sketches from Toronto's Distillery District. The wonderful old buildings are made of stone with green accents. I'll go back for more inspiration soon!
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

cappuccino crowd

I enjoyed the Distillery District so much on Saturday... I went back for more!
$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturday stroll


A friend and I went urban sketching today at the Toronto Distillery District. I thought I'd try the Micron .005 pen, which is super thin. I quite like the look of it!
$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat

Friday, September 19, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

today's paper

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It's always interesting and challenging to draw from a different perspective. Ya' gotta' shake things up once in a while.

Monday, September 15, 2014

a look

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I painted this at my last Life Drawing Session at the Toronto School of Art. The sessions are mostly short poses, which allows me to play around and figure out what I want to achieve. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

share and share alike


I did this flower painting as a demo for the lovely Mississauga Art Club for our first class back this year!
$80 - 8x10"painting

Thursday, September 11, 2014


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Very happy with how wet and drippy this one turned out. I love watercolours that look the way only a watercolour can look.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

admiring the Pre-Raphaelites

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This is the second one I drew at the Art Gallery of Ontario last week. I'm very happy with the two pieces from that evening so I'll have to go back... perhaps next time it's raining.

Monday, September 08, 2014

top of the ramp

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Another great outing with the Toronto Plein-Air Group. We met up at City Hall and climbed the ramp for an aerial view.
You can see 'old' city hall in the background. I'm at 'new' city hall, (which really isn't new anymore.)

Friday, September 05, 2014

think about it

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The Art Gallery of Ontario is here in Toronto and it's free on Wednesday nights. So, a bunch of us from the Toronto Urban Sketchers went over there. It's so much easier sketching in public with a group! 

Thursday, September 04, 2014

last of the summer rain

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I drew this while sitting safe and sound, and dry, under a cafe umbrella from across the street.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

keep on truckin'

Today's urban moment. I've included a pic of me on-site, at a coffee shop way across the street, with my eye makeup holder/palette.
$30 - 5x7"painting.