Thursday, May 31, 2012

bowled over


I love painting cherries! This one is for the Daily Paintworks Polka Dot Challenge.
$40  6"x6" watercolour painting

Monday, May 28, 2012

May Lilies


I'm stating the obvious here but flowers are such incredible things! 
8"x10" watercolour painting
Thanks paintanddrawtogether!

Sunday, May 27, 2012


When I get home from a life drawing session there is always a question of whether or not I should touch up my paintings. But I always decide not to since the painting experience for each piece is over now. It was done from life and it should remain so.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Yeah, we'll do lunch.


Raccoons are so friggin' bold!
5"x7" watercolour painting with 8"x10" matt.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy Victoria Day

Painting this was such a battle! The Queen Victoria statue here in Toronto is actually black. The plan was to make her look like a statue, but all that dark bronze... ugg. So, I made up flesh colours as I went along and, typical of me, I got a little 'colour happy'! 
photo courtesy Toronto Star

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

puzzle pieces


I drew this at a cafe and then painted it once I got home. Since people move so quickly, I draw them one at a time. I finish drawing them just as they zoom off. Then I wait for the next person to come along, figure out where to put them in the composition, then draw them quick before they go. I wait for the next person, see where they fit in, and draw them quick. It's like putting people into the puzzle of a drawing! It's a great challenge.
$50 - 5"x7"painting with 8"x10"matt

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Plein-air painting is a blast!! It's so challenging. I did a few paintings today with my new little box on my lap. It stays propped open and it holds everything perfectly. From a distance it just looks like I'm working on a laptop.
$40  5"x7" painting includes 8"x10" matt

Thursday, May 10, 2012

baby elephant cards

good morning
good afternoon
good evening
I'm in a group art show next month and we sell hand painted cards. The Strathmore Cards are great. Just slip your painting into the precut sleeve and it includes little sticky tabs so they stay put! 5"x7" Card and Envelope.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

on the way there

A contour line drawing done on the Toronto subway.
$70  9"x12"
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