Friday, January 22, 2021

early valentines


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$100 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1" deep panel. Sides painted to match.

These two cutie patootie daisies are getting cozy. They're already thinking about the next holiday - Valentine's Day. Thanks for the photo reference Carol over on DailyPaintworks! I haven't done a challenge in a while so - great to be inspired by a photo. Love the yellow and turquoise combo!

Monday, January 18, 2021

cloud studies x 2


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6x6" original oil painting on 1" deep cradled panel. Sides painted.

I love pink and brown together and I thought... can I make the clouds pink and brown... will it work? So, I went for it and I'm super happy that I did. This is the advantage of painting small and often - ya' try things! 

Then I decided to paint it in the usual colours but putting as much colour into the greys as possible.

6x6" original oil painting on 1" deep cradled panel.
Here's a pic of the first one again, with the sides painted to match.

Saturday, January 09, 2021

the tea shop


$60 - 5x7" original watercolour painting in 8x10"mat
Last night on Youtube, the awesome SketchingPlayLab held a live painting session. It was great to paint while they talked about art and shared their styles and supplies. This little tea shop is a different kind of interior for me, but still in line with my interior interest lately. ; )

Friday, January 08, 2021

the sunny studio


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$100 - 6x8" original oil painting on 1" deep panel. Sides painted
There was just something about this little room that grabbed me, the minute I saw the light shinning across the floor. I knew I had to paint it. I added a few colourful dabs on the desktop and some pink flowers too. Then there's the exterior, I kept it all the same value but with a variety of playful colours. 
Super happy with this cozy room.

Friday, January 01, 2021

The Pillow Collection

$120 - 8x10" original oil painting on 1" panel
I ad-libbed a few tassels (so cute) and a few stripes on all my pillows. And I added a coffee cup. I love painting interiors. All the shapes and colours and overlapping pillows are a wonderful challenge.
Here are some close ups -

and the sides are painted to match -

Thursday, December 31, 2020

midnight candle

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$100 - 6x8" original oil painting on 3/4" panel.
Happy New Year's Eve Y'all.
I've painted a candlelit still-life a few times and I just love the contrasts it creates. 
Sides painted to match - 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

the Judy


8x8" original oil painting on panel.

Seamstress mannequins have the nickname 'Judy'. I added a little tape measure and tomato pin cushion... can you find them? : )
Why are pin cushions a tomato? lol.

Monday, December 21, 2020

the windowsill


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$100 - 5x7" original oil painting on board
Homes. I love looking at homes whether it be interior decorating pics on Instagram, the t.v. show Escape to the Country, paintings of interiors, or, of course, actual homes! Interiors are full of colours and fun various shapes. It's where we spend so much of our valuable time. It's us. Especially lately...
So, painting interiors has been a subject I've really wanted to explore for some time. It's my New Year's Resolution... Early! I started with this wonderful kitchen windowsill. (I 'ad-libbed' that red and white striped cloth - every kitchen should have one!)

Saturday, December 19, 2020

stoney creek


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$100 - 5x7" original oil painting on board

I've been interested in the look of things under water lately. (Like last week's bear feet). Today is was the white rocks that take on beautiful brown and orange colours in a shallow creek. I've wanted to paint this photo of mine for a long time and happily, today was the day!

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

go for a stroll


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$100 - 5x7" original oil painting on board

This is the second photo that I changed considerably... an ability that I've been working on lately. When painting animals, I never find the perfect photo so, adding things like the sinking sun and the flowers is incredibly helpful. Actually, I had to add his stepping leg too!

Monday, December 14, 2020

get your feet wet


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$100 - 6x6" original oil painting on board
I had a colour breakthrough with this brown bear at the river's edge! I had to change it a lot from the photo reference and, while using a warm orange/cool blue palette, I pretty much made up the sinking sunlight. I loved painting his little feet in the shallow water. He's happily getting his feet wet!

Monday, December 07, 2020



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This Carmine beauty is part of the African bee-eater family. I love the turquoise crown on this one, and of course the red/pink belly that gives it it's name. 
This bird is painting number 30 (!) in the bird series. Phew! I haven't made it past 3 in a series before. #doh. You may see another bird or two fly onto my canvas in the future but for now, onto new subjects.

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

rose robin (a.k.a cutie patootie)


$100 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1/8"board
Today's Rose Robin has a cooler green background. Just a little bundle of colour and joy. Happy December! : )

Saturday, November 28, 2020

a rosy glow


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These two cute Rose Robins live on the south east coast of Australia. Surprisingly, they are not related to the North American Robin, but what's even more surprising is... their bellies really are that hot pink!
I meant to continue with the process photos... but I got so excited about the floral background, I forgot to take pics! #doh

Thursday, November 26, 2020

eye on the prize



$100 - 5x7" original oil painting on board

I used a new palette of colours for this painting, not my typical pinks and purples. The 'gold' flecks are actually yellow ochre paint with a bit of white. I peppered it through the background and gave this little friend some to eat. ; ) Next to the grey green background the yellow ochre really sings. I love the effect. I added turquoise to his wing, which is quite cool in temperature and it's making the cool green background look really warm in comparison. I'm still learning lots about temperature and how amazing it is to work with. Cheers.

Monday, November 23, 2020

made you smile


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$100 - 6x6" original oil painting on board
The male Cardinal is a bird familiar to us all. He's especially wonderful to spot in the winter, with his gorgeous red colours and distinctive beak. Always a happy sight.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Yes, let's be friends


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I thought yesterday's Zebra Finch needed a friend. ; )