Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Painted sketch of tea... and sketch

I used a Koi Waterbrush (fill the handle with water) for the first time. It stays wet and I used 1/3 a 'handle full' of water for this painting however, it is very difficult to control the amount of water that comes out. It's the medium size from Curry's Art Store for about $7.
The portable 12 pan Winsor Newton watercolour set is great for sketching. Super duper portable and I had lots of fun.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

strike a pose


This morning I went to life drawing for the first time this year. I'm very happy to be back at it! Today's model was the lovely Colette.
$50 - 5"x7" watercolour painting with 8"x10" matt ready to frame.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday Flowers

It'S coold out there! So, on my way home, I grabbed some soup and some fresh cut flowers... and stayed inside.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

follow those footprints


It snowed again! I love winter so I was out and about first thing this morning, making those footprints.
$100 - 6"x6" watercolour painting on panel

Friday, January 18, 2013



These flowers made lovely friends while enjoying the morning sun on my window sill.
$50 - 6"x6" painting

Wednesday, January 16, 2013



One of my many New Year's Resolutions is to paint animals. I thought this wonderful Mountain Sheep was the perfect place to start.  The reference photo is from the website WetCanvas which supplies artists with photos.
$100 - 8"x10" watercolour painting

Thursday, January 10, 2013

urban moments

Lately I've been doing a lot of "Urban Sketching". Check out this Flickr Page if you're not familiar with the fun!

Monday, January 07, 2013

snowed in


Still having fun with my bamboo pen and permanent Calli artist's ink, both of which I bought at the art store.
$40 - 6"x6" watercolour painting.

Friday, January 04, 2013

that makes two of us

I was inspired to paint this striped fabric. I thought pears, with their lovely greens and wonderful shapes, would compliment it nicely.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

family of five


I'm having a blast drawing with my bamboo stick and artist's ink. And these items all fit together like one big happy family.
$50 - 6"x6" watercolour painting