Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Contour Characters

 

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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The third little bouquet from the big bouquet!

Sunday, April 17, 2022

SPRING FLOWERS!

 

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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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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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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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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. 

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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. 

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

Thursday, January 06, 2022

hands in pockets

 

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

Saturday, January 01, 2022

little red dog shoes

 

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See the little red dog shoes?! Happy New Year Everyone!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Sleigh Day

 

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It's snowing like crazy here in Toronto! Fortunately, it's been mild, so it's the fun kind of snow... sleigh day snow! The fire escape was fun to paint. It is one of the few fire escapes on the houses around here. (I may have overdrawn it, but it's still cool looking). ; )

Thursday, December 23, 2021

december flowers

 

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These cheerful violets with their bright yellow centres are certainly lightening the snowy mood today. Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you can't find some cheer for inside. ; )

Monday, December 20, 2021

crunchy bunch

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I didn't know that painting pickles in a mason jar was so much fun! A few colour onions have befriended the crunchy bunch. 

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

jarred treats

 

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I was missing my watercolour paints, what with all the oil painting I've been doing, so I painted this wonderful little still life. Fridge contents make great subjects!

Friday, December 10, 2021

Double Bouquet

 

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$140 - 8x10" original oil painting on 3/4" panel.

Well, I may have over bought at the flower shop. Hee hee. So, I grabbed two little cups and filled 'em up. I made sure the cups, (well I guess one is a vase) were different. I love the dark one. It's such an interesting shape - one of my faves. 
Sides are painted grey. 


Thursday, December 09, 2021

Latest Portraits!

(see the cat?!)

These are the latest oil sketches I've done... all on Zoom with my awesome Portrait Pals. : ) I call them sketches because the poses are short and the panels are about 7x9". Sometimes I touch them up but often, I leave them alone. They are what they are! : )