Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Sketchbook Project

Here are a few pages from my sketchbook that I made for The Sketchbook Project. It is an art gallery in Brooklyn, New York that has sketchbooks from all over the world, from floor to ceiling. Proud to be part of it. Also, they have a bookmobile for the sketchbooks to travel the world! Here's the link to my sketchbook, all 30 pages! Big thanks to those that click on it. : )

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

reflections

SOLD

This week's Daily Paintwork's Reflections Challenge. It was nice to paint a landscape for a change, and a moody sky too. : )
$40 - 5x7"watercolour painting

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

A few portraits

Here are a few watercolour portraits from my last Life Drawing Session. The model was wonderful, but hard to capture. These short poses, about 5-10 minutes, were drawn with pencil, then I added watercolour to the shadow side, trying to keep it all one interesting shape. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Quickposes

I received my Certificate for 10 hours of gesture drawing from Quickposes today! It's a wonderful website that has photos that you can draw from. Of course, drawing from life is preferred, but it's not always manageable. So, quickposes.com is a great alternative. You can choose to draw nude, costume, male, female, both, hands or feet, then select a time interval from 30 seconds to 2 minutes. The program switches images for you as you sit and draw. If you sign in you can accumulate drawing time and they send you a certificate.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

peaceful morning

I am very happy with the simplicity in this painting. I wanted to capture the peacefulness I experience while cycling early in the morning. 
5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Friday, June 05, 2015

on the same wavelength


This is the watercolour demo I recently did for the wonderful Don Valley Art Club. They invited me to their artist's night to talk about my art and do a painting demonstration. I talked about the importance of daily practise. It went well and I had lots of support from fellow artist friends in the crowd.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

life drawing session

A few pages from my last life drawing session. Short poses in pencil and one long pose in watercolour.