Saturday, July 23, 2016

stroll

$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.
I tried some new paper for this one. Cold-Pressed! Very rare for me, since I love hot-pressed watercolour paper. I also bought a few new brushes so playing around with them too. I had a great time painting these two friends. : )
p.s. - just a reminder, all paintings will be shipped when I return, on Aug. 8th. See you in August!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

family trip


I woke up bright and early this morning and painted these little guys in the morning sun. I tried to keep it simple. Meanwhile, still practising painting mountains in preparation for my trip. One more week!
$60 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Lake Agnes

This is my first mountain painting! I'm practising my lake and mountain paintings, from my photos, before my trip to Banff this summer, so I'm not completely lost when I get there.
Lake Agnes has a beautiful hike around it which ends at a Tea House, can't wait. 
I used the wonderful Holbein watercolour paint called Horizon Blue for the water.  It's an opaque colour, in fact they add white to it, and I absolutely love it!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

exploring

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I thought I'd challenge myself with a completely new subject matter this week. So the title, exploring, has two meanings. ; )

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

funny story

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$60 - 5x7"painting with acid-free mat, ready to pop into an 8x10" frame!

These women are sharing a good joke!

Monday, July 04, 2016

tell me a story

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5x7"painting with 8x10"mat, ready to frame!

I loved painting this one. The woman on the left was really enjoying sharing her story with her friend, who sat perfectly still, riveted to every word her friend said. 
The people out the window are pencil marks left unpainted, a new approach that I think I'll keep experimenting with.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

language

I love drawing and painting people with some kind of colourful loose realism. Is that a thing... colourful, loose, realism?! ; )
8x10" watercolour painting
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Friday, July 01, 2016

WorldWatercolorMonth

$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat
It's #WorldWatercolorMonth!! 
And it's Canada Day, so this piece is titled "construction dudes" drinking from Canadian flag cups!
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