Sunday, August 30, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

within walking distance


This donkey looked so peaceful, walking along enjoying his day, that I just had to paint him. I got the photo from the awesome WetCanvas reference library.
$40 - 8x10"painting

Saturday, August 22, 2015

tea party

I love this Asian tea pot in real life as much as I loved painting it! It was fun to do the little blue scenes on it. I also got a little creative with the way I cut the orange. I'm really enjoying adding so much 'stuff' to my still life set ups lately.
$80 - 8x10"painting

Thursday, August 20, 2015

follow your heart

Tulips move a lot, mostly in a drooping fashion, under a hot spotlight. Still, I had a great time painting these changing flowers.
$80 - 8x10"painting
close ups -

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

at home together

$100 - 8x10"painting
Back from vacation and finding some time to paint! I enjoyed working with lots and lots of flowers today.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Bayview Watercolour Society

A few evenings ago, I did a Watercolour Demo for the Bayview Watercolour Society. First I spoke about my work as a daily painter, then about learning to draw from life drawing sessions and finally about being an urban sketcher. After the break I painted a small still life set up, which you can see in the bottom right.
Great wonderful intimate group. Thanks to everyone that attended!

Monday, August 10, 2015

sketchers enjoying the moment

Spent the day with the Toronto Urban Sketchers at an old downtown building, that is about to be demolished. The organizer of the group is putting together a book of our paintings, based on disappearing landmarks in Toronto. It's kind of a sad subject, but an important one.
$30 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

late run


Back from a wonderful loooonnggg vacation during one of the most fantastic summer's ever! It's been sunny with a cool breeze almost every day. Even the adorable dogs along the Humber River are enjoying it!
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.