Wednesday, October 31, 2012

the cat's away

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Can you find the 3 mice?
I had a blast painting this because the subject allowed me to make a mess!
$50 - 5"x7" watercolour painting includes 8"x10"

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

hot diggity


More hot peppers with my two favourite still life bottles.
$50 - 5"x7" watercolour painting includes 8"x10" matt.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

in hot pursuit


I've had a busy week and I've really missed painting. So, I thought I'd jump right back in with some hot peppers. 
$50 - 5"x7" watercolour painting with 8"x10" matt.

Friday, October 19, 2012


A few selective lines and a lot of colour flooded in for this view looking south on St. George towards Bloor Street.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

the hotdog stand


I started this drawing with the stop sign and worked my way up the tree to the hot dog stand. Suddenly a cyclist showed up so I quickly put him in.

Then I got a wood panel from the art store,
I lightly sanded the front and back.
I sprayed the painting 3 times with Krylon UV-Resistant Gloss, which is a clear acrylic coating. It is non-yellowing, moisture resistant and protects against UV light rays. Then I adhered the painting to the panel with non-toxic Weldbond.
This is the Krylon product that Aquabord (same company that makes Gessobord) recommends for watercolours that are not under glass.

I'm very happy with the professional look of presenting watercolour this way. 
$90 - 8"x8" watercolour painting

Saturday, October 13, 2012

the window seat

Trying to think more about design as I sketch on location instead of just putting pen to paper and drawing immediately. Both ways have their advantages.
$150 - 9"x12" watercolour

Friday, October 12, 2012

Artists in Blogland

I was interviewed for Artists in Blogland on Wednesday. I'm really pleased with how beautifully it was put together. Thank you so much Heather and Marcia for finding me and taking the time to publish it!
Happy Creating Everyone.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

a passing moment

Looking out the 3rd floor window to the morning passers below.

I've got my watercolour paintings adhered to supports now, just like Aquabord! Super happy with the way they look. They are open in the back and can be hung easily.
Kingfisher on 1" support
Maria Bennett Hock bought the Kookaburra I painted and she sure is happy with hers! It is moisture-resistant with a UV Gloss.

Sunday, October 07, 2012 and flickr

Yippee! I'm very happy with the postcards I ordered from The site is wonderful, reasonably priced and super easy to use. You can use your own images to order business cards, greeting cards, stickers, etc. 
Also, I have started a flickr page that I'm using mostly for my sketches and line drawings. See the right side of my blog --->

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

lost in thought

I'm enjoying painting on this 6"x12" format. I gave this one to the model since, well... she asked nicely!