Saturday, September 24, 2022

Two Pups

 

$100 
10"x10" cradled panel with 8x8" original watercolour painting.
I drew these two pups, which were sooooo cute, while at a cafe enjoying a sunny day. I love the striped shirt vs. the flower shirt, not to mention the contrast with the checkered chair backs. Lots of fun stuff to paint!
This is my new way of presenting my paintings. It took some time to perfect it, but the painting is completely adhered to the panel, painted with gouache. I love painting a strong vibrant colour for the background. It's like it's own frame so, it's ready to hang. Varnished too!

Friday, September 16, 2022

breakfast in the garden

$80
5x7" original watercolour painting in 8x10"mat

This cutie-patootie chipmunk is enjoying a little breakfast in the garden. In an upcoming art class I'm teaching, we will be talking about contour lines and a warm/cool palette. So, in preparation for my class demo, I drew this little snookums with a energetic line then painted him with a two-colour palette, of warm orange and cool violet. Super happy with him. ; )

Saturday, September 03, 2022

sharing a cookie

 

$100 - 
6x8" cradled panel - original watercolour painting. 
3/4"sides painted to match.
​Watercolour on Cradled Panel! I'm so please that I was able to safely adhere the 5x7" watercolour painting on paper to a 6x8" cradled panel. It's ready to go (see photo below). I painted the panel orange, which I think really adds to it, and then sprayed it with a watercolour friendly varnish. No more glass. Phew.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

great hair!

 

$80
7x5"original watercolour painting includes 8x10"mat 

Great Hair! I used a two colour palette, a warm and and cool, to explore the many beautiful tones in this model's skin. Very happy with her! Check out the pics below of the original drawing. Cheers. : )

Thursday, August 25, 2022

morning marmalade

$80
6x6" original watercolour painting on cradled panel with sides painted. Varnished.
Toronto - curbside pickup available.

This sweet little marmalade jar, with the morning light shinning through it, just spoke to me. I saw it as a watercolour right away. Sometimes... that just happens with an object.

Friday, August 19, 2022

very apt - cutiepatootie!

 

$880 - 5x7"original watercolour painting in 8x10"mat
Never has the word "cutiepatootie" been more apt than when describing a chipmunk!! Check out my IG or Facebook account to see the video of this little bundle being painted. #timelapse #fun

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Art Show and Sale!

Hello! Long time no post. ๐Ÿ˜†
I'm in a group art show here in Toronto, at the lovely historical St.Barnabas Church. If you're around on the Friday August 5th from 6-9pm or the Saturday August 6th from 11-6, come by and say Hi! I'll be there both times. And I'll have all new works. So, if you were kind enough to see me at the last show, come by this one too and see more. Over 15 Artists!
I've been doing a lot of outdoor painting this summer. I promised myself I'd get back at so... a few of those will be at the show too.
Cheers and hope to see you in-person soooooon!

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Contour Characters

 

SOLD

I really focused on the model/fellow artist, and not on my paper, for these contour characters drawn during our Zoom Portrait Session. Sometimes I add a splash of burnt sienna for warmth and some cool purple for darks. For the last one, I decided to leave it alone. I love the mirror behind her. Here's a pic of the awesome Lyra 6B graphite stick. I've been 'into' lately. It's nice and chunky! ; )

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

springy friends

 

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$80 - 5x7" original watercolour painting with 8x10" mat

The third little bouquet from the big bouquet!

Sunday, April 17, 2022

SPRING FLOWERS!

 

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$80 - 5x7' original watercolour painting in 8x10"mat

Here's the painting from yesterday's Zoom Watercolour Painting Class. It went great. The artists who joined me, and painted along, really embraced the "lots of colour" approach. We also talked about painting white objects on white paper with watercolour, which is tricky. They were a very attentive talented group.
I'm thinking my next class might be in oil! #hmmm

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Pastel Beauties

 

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$80 - 5x7" original watercolour painting on paper with 8x10" mat.

I recently took a flower arranging class! I've been interested in doing this for some time. We made a huge bouquet which was lovely, but sooo big. Once I got it home, I decided to make many small bunches from it and take the week to paint each one. Here's the first. #woohoo

Sunday, April 03, 2022

Spring Flowers - Zoom Watercolour Class



Paint along with me for this 2 hour Zoom Watercolour Class!
Questions? Just ask - nora904@yahoo.com

 CLASSES ARE FULL.
SEE YOU NEXT TIME!

The cost is $40 Canadian
(PayPal converts currency for you, if necessary. 
It'll be about $35US).
Email me for personal cheque or e-transfer.

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In this Zoom Online Watercolour Class we will explore flowers with watercolour. We'll draw and paint together, learning about composition, the importance of warm and cool colours, painting white flowers, and finally, adding a simple background for a clean bright flower painting.
The class includes a PDF at the end! It will not be recorded. 
Some Watercolour Painting experience is suggested.
Please be familiar with Zoom before attending.
PAINTING SUPPLIES
PAPER
I'll be using Fluid 9x12" Hot-Pressed Paper. Feel free to bring the paper you are familiar with. Cold-Pressed is fine.

PAINT
I use Winsor & Newton and/or Holbein Tube Paints. 
Yellow Ochre
Permanent Rose (Rose Madder Genuine or Aliz. Crimson)
Cad. Red
Cerulean Blue
Cobalt Violet
Ultramarine Blue
Burnt Umber

BRUSHES
Use the brushes you like and are familiar with.
I use synthetic pointy brushes size 8. 
Loew-Cornell 7020 Ultra Round.

OTHER
4B pencil 
paper towels
water container
palette for mixing colours
colour wheel (optional)

Questions? Just ask  - nora904@yahoo.com

PLEASE NOTE: I will communicate with you through the email address you use with your PayPal account unless you tell me otherwise.

Double Check your Time Zone.
Email confirmation sent out after you Pay. 
This class is online. It is not recorded (just like real life ๐Ÿ˜‰).
See you on Zoom!

Sunday, March 27, 2022

red, purple and white

 

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$80 - original watercolour painting on paper. Includes 8x10"mat.
I recently taught a Zoom watercolour painting class for the awesome Humber Valley Art Club. A wonderful group of artists who were very attentive as they painted along and I talked (and talked #heehee) about painting. I'm going back there in May for my first 'in person' workshop which will be on watercolour portraits. Super excited to be teaching in person. Fingers crossed...again.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

at your side

 

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$80 - 5x7" original watercolour painting in 8x10"mat

Spring isn't quite in the air... but I'm gearing up for it!! 
My next project will be putting my watercolour paintings on board and waxing (!) them so they do not need to be framed behind glass. I'm very excited about this new way of showing my art. I've been watching lots of videos about how to do this, as well as talking to fellow artists who've done it successfully. Fingers crossed. #nextproject

Friday, February 25, 2022

WATERCOLOUR CLASS - TUESDAY MARCH 1, 7-9pmET

EMBRACE THE SNOW! The best way to deal with winter is to enjoy it... by painting it. All the information for the upcoming watercolour class here for you. 

Click the PayPal BUTTON when you're ready to register.

FULL
HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT TIME!

WATERCOLOUR CLASS - PAINTING SNOW SHAPES
Tuesday March 1st, 7-9pmET
$40 CAD 
PayPal will convert currency for you, if necessary. 

Email me for eTRANSFER or CHEQUE. nora904@yahoo.com
SUPPLY LIST BELOW  
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PAINT ALONG WITH ME 
in this Zoom class we will explore watercolour tips
using snowscapes as our subject. 
This practical approach can be used 
for ANY subject you like to paint!

We will paint objects that can be found in a city setting,
like bicycles, dog walkers, and cars,
all with snow on them. 

Using white gouache and lots of colourful snow shadows,
you'll learn lots of tips to add to your own style of painting. 

Some watercolour experience is suggested.
Please be familiar with Zoom before attending.

Questions? Just ask - nora904@yahoo.com

SUPPLIES 
Sketchbook
Watercolour Paints
Watercolour Brushes
Pencil 
(I'll use 6B pencil and artist quality watercolour paints).
 Fluid Hot-Pressed Watercolour Paper.
Feel free to use the watercolour paper you're most familiar with.
White Gouache (or white acrylic paint)
I will supply Photos for you to work from.
Zoom monitor as well as an iPad or the photos printed out to work from.
Paper Towels
Water Cup

PDF
You will receive an email with a PDF 
of all the handouts that I cover,
after the class.

PLEASE NOTE: I will communicate with you through the email address you use with your PayPal account unless you tell me otherwise.

Double Check your Time Zone.
Email confirmation sent out after you Pay.
Class limitations - at least 3, not usually more than 15. 
This class is not recorded (just like real life ๐Ÿ˜‰). 
Waiting Room opens 10 minutes before the class starts.
Please be familiar with Zoom. See you Tuesday Evening!

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Oil Portrait Fun!

Oil Portraits on 5x7" panels that were painted during my Zoom Portrait Sessions. It's just been great! Usually there are about 23 of us artists meeting every week and posing for each other on Zoom. The poses are about 20 minutes each. I prep my panels with gesso and a green wash, then I mix a few colours before the session starts. 
The first one, I was suddenly motivate to block in the whole room as loose as I could, and kept the portrait small. Somethin' different...

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Bighorn Sheep - Toronto Watercolour Society Demonstration

 

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$100 - 8x10" on watercolour paper.  
It was my honour to be invited by the Toronto Watercolour Society to do a painting demonstration last night. Such a great group of very talented experienced artists. I was a member of the group for over a decade and it was wonderful to see so many old friends. Thanks Zoom!
Toronto curbside pickup.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

WATERCOLOUR CLASS REGISTRATION - PAINTING SNOW SHAPES

EMBRACE THE SNOW! The best way to deal with winter is to enjoy it... by painting it. All the information for the upcoming watercolour class here for you. Click the PayPal BUTTON when you're ready to register. SUPPLY LIST BELOW. 

CLASS IS FULL
Hope to see you next time!

WATERCOLOUR CLASS - PAINTING SNOW SHAPES
Saturday Feb. 5, 10-12pmET
$40 CAD 
PayPal will convert currency for you, if necessary. 
Email me for e-transfer or cheque. nora904@yahoo.com  
๐Ÿ˜€

PAINT ALONG WITH ME 
in this Zoom class we will explore snowscapes
using a practical approach
with lots of helpful tips!

We will paint many objects that can be found in a city setting,
like pedestrians, bicycles, dog walkers, trees, and cars,
all with snow on them!

Using white gouache and lots of colourful snow shadows,
you'll learn lots of tips to add to your own style of painting. 

Some watercolour experience is suggested.
Please be familiar with Zoom before attending.

Questions? Just ask - nora904@yahoo.com

SUPPLIES 
Sketchbook
Watercolour Paints
Watercolour Brushes
Pencil 
(I'll use 6B pencil and artist quality watercolour paints).
on Fluid Hot-Pressed Watercolour Paper.
White Gouache
ALSO, I will supply Photos for you to work from but I do encourage you to find some of your own. Any cityscape objects like cars, bicycles and even fire hydrants,  that you'd like to paint and add to your own future cityscape paintings.
A Zoom monitor as well as an iPad or the photos printed out to work from.
Paper Towels
Water Cup

PDF
You will receive an email with a PDF 
of all the handouts that I cover,
after the class.

PLEASE NOTE: I will communicate with you through the email address you use with your PayPal account unless you tell me otherwise.

Double Check your Time Zone.
Email confirmation sent out after you Pay. (It will include a line drawing you'll need).
This class is not recorded (just like real life ๐Ÿ˜‰). 
Waiting Room opens 10 minutes before the class starts
See you on Zoom!

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

A winter walk

 

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$80 - 5x7" original watercolour and gouache painting. Includes 8x10"acid-free mat.

Sidewalk snow is packed down and ready to tackle after a long snowfall. Mom and daughter happily head out for the day!

Sunday, January 16, 2022

the walk home

 

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$80 - 5x7" original watercolour painting in 8x10"mat

Heading into a warm sunset after a cool snowy day. : )

Thursday, January 06, 2022

hands in pockets

 

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$80 - 5x7" original watercolour painting on paper with 8x10" acid-free mat.

I love painting snow! It forms such fantastic shapes as it settles on cars and stairs, and even on the recycling bins. ; )