Friday, August 30, 2013

till next time


Today's moment. I quickly sketched this young woman as she sat patiently waiting for a text. I'm still enjoying working with the 140lb hot pressed watercolour paper which is a bit like Yuppo, but more manageable.
$50  6"x8" painting with 8"x10" matt.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

lion's share


I just got home from a wonderful trip with my sister to London and Paris! It was just fantabulous. I was especially inspired by the fantastic lush overgrown Highgate Cemetery in London. This sleeping lion is on the grave of the first Zookeeper George Wombwell, then called a menagerist.

Monday, August 26, 2013

expand your horizons


Wow, that was a real 50/50 split on the suggestions of how to crop this painting. I decided that a few extra people were cuter than a 'not so beautifully painted' sky. Thanks everyone for participating!
$50 - 5"x7" watercolour painting with 8"x10" matt.

Friday, August 23, 2013


or Landscape?

I didn't mean for this painting to work both vertically and horizontally and now I can't decide between a nice big sky or a few extra cute pedestrians. Preferences?

Monday, August 19, 2013

Charles Sovek

Charles Sovek's self portrait
Oil by Charles Sovek
Watercolour by Charles Sovek
Charles Sovek (1937-2007) is my favourite artist! His work always looks fresh and spontaneous, never heavy handed. I love the way he captures reflected light. Here's a link to Charles Sovek's Awesome Website, which is chalk full of fantastic paintings. It took me days to absorb all of his wonderful work, his 'Lessons from the Easel' and his 'Speaking of Art' notes. Enjoy, and I hope he inspires you as he does me!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

flower shoppe

I'm very happy with this painting. It's funny which ones end up meaning more to me than others...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Friday, August 09, 2013

the yellow house


I love this corner house. Every time I walk past it I am inspired by it. I painted this on Hot Pressed Watercolour Paper, just to mix things up a bit. (Also it was on sale!) I like the way the pencil slides easily across the smooth texture, as opposed to the slight grain in my usual Cold Pressed Paper. I'll do a few more and see how it goes...
$50 - 5"x7" watercolour painting with 8"x10" matt.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

light as a feather


I enjoyed painting this little analogous backlit bunch. 
$70 - 8"x10" watercolour painting

Sunday, August 04, 2013

cheap ship trip


cheap ship trip... say that three times fast!!
$50 - 5"x7" watercolour painting with 8"x10" matt.

Friday, August 02, 2013

with flying colours

This adorable small house caught my eye, and there was a place to sit across the way... Perfect! I'm enjoying working with the Micron 03 and Micron 1 artist pens lately.
$50 - 5"x7" watercolour painting with 8"x10" matt.