Sunday, September 15, 2019

three sisters

$100 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1"deep wooden panel 

Light bouncing through glass always creates wonderful patterns on the table. This is another one from the little colourful glass bottle collection.​
Details -

Tuesday, September 10, 2019


$80 - 6x8" original gouache on archival grey paper

I'm very happy with this piece - I caught her lovely twinkle. : )

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Portraits - Strathmore Toned Blue Paper

$80 - 6x8" original gouache painting on acid-free quality paper.

The 6x8" Strathmore Toned Blue Paper is just great for gouache. It really makes the colours pop! Especially when I leave it as the mid-value. A lot of people ask me about it's durability but it's 184lb paper. It's thick, like card stock. And it's acid free. Love it and highly recommend. 

Tuesday, September 03, 2019


$80 - 8x10" original gouache portrait

I painted this in a class where fellow artists and I sit for each other for 25mins. The person keeping track of time calls out how much time in left every once in a while, so the painters know they gotta paint fast! The 25 minutes flies by when you're painting, but when you're the sitter, hearing how much time you have left to sit perfectly still is quite a struggle! Unlike the painters, the sitter feels time is going super slow. It's a crazy juxtaposition.
This model managed to find a relaxed zone which created her soulful expression. I think I captured it! : )

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Hot Pink

The model's lovely pink shirt bounced colour into her cheeks, forehead and hair. It was tons of fun painting with Opera Pink which is pretty much the 'hottest' pink around. : )

Saturday, August 24, 2019

stand up to sit down

6x12" oil painting on 1"deep wooden panel.
When the model couldn't make it to our last portrait session, a fellow artist stood up to the occasion and sat for us. : ) 
I went for a high key palette (very light, like pastel colours) and really thought a lot about adding greys. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Saturday, August 03, 2019

new heights

I just went for it with the glass jar (see detail below). I'm super happy with the brush strokes. I really tried to just respond to what I saw. Now... to keep painting this loose. Hmm. ; )
I really do like turquoise with pink and orange. 

Friday, August 02, 2019

do your own thing

I was so busy painting the big red flowers I didn't realize the little white daisies were doing their own thing! #up #down and #peekaboo 
Here are a few close ups - 

Monday, July 29, 2019

polka dot reflections

I had a blast figuring out the many reds in this little set up. The warmth of the red glass and the little polka dots challenged me for hours! The sides are painted pink too. Also with little polka dots. : )
Pics below show my process and my materials.