Friday, June 28, 2013

Biscuit... with Voice Over!!

Yep, I've got another video over at YouTube! This time with my painting process explained.  There's a 1 Minute Slideshow of Flower Paintings too.
You can watch Biscuit painted here or got to my YouTube channel to see all 4 videos.

Saturday, June 22, 2013



I was attracted to the long shadow this little Yorkshire Terrier cast... and his adorable back leg is up, leaving a space before his shadow starts.
$50 - 5"x7" watercolour painting with 8"x10" matt.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Meanwhile... over on YouTube... Cookies!

Here's video Number Two! 
This one is about 5 minutes, includes the drawing, the painting, and more harp music!! I'm very happy with the style of both videos however, next time I might add voice over and mix things up a bit. Meanwhile... Enjoy!

Monday, June 17, 2013

round two

$50 - 5x7" watercolour painting with 8x10" mat.
I really had to stop myself from eating these cookies before I painted them. Needless to say, I gulped them down once the painting was done. Yum.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

My first YouTube Video!!

Here is a video of me drawing and painting yesterday's post. In real time, with a few cuts. So... sit back for the next 9 minutes and enjoy!
That's my wonderful talented sister Christine MacPhail on the harp! Song list in YouTube description.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

you gotta shake it

It's my 2 Year Blogging Anniversary!!  
I decided to paint very differently to celebrate. Here's an 18"x24" portrait, a size that I consider to be HUGE! What a blast.
Thank you all in the art blogging world for your inspiration and comments. They are much appreciated.
Happy Painting Everyone!

Sunday, June 09, 2013

second time lucky

This week the DPW Challenge is to choose any 'Google Street View' and paint it. I typed in Paris, France and Google Maps put me at 4 Place de l'Hotel-de-Ville... so here it is.

Friday, June 07, 2013

portraits in charcoal

Two very different women, from very different times. I'm toning my sketchbook paper with willow charcoal then drawing with it and an eraser.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013


I recently told a fellow artist that I hate the colour yellow. He said, "Are you crazy? As an artist, you should never decide that you hate a colour... never."  This morning I looked at these bananas and thought, perhaps it's time to embrace yellow.
$50 - 5"x7" watercolour painting with 8"x10" matt

Monday, June 03, 2013


This teapot has been patiently waiting in my cupboard all winter. It's now very happy to have summer flowers in it.
$80 - 8x10" watercolour painting

Sunday, June 02, 2013


Today's painting. A simple still life for a relaxing Sunday.
$50 - 5x7" watercolour painting with 8x10" mat.

Saturday, June 01, 2013


I really enjoyed aiming for lots of colour in the black fur of this border collie.
$30 - 5"x7" watercolour painting.