Wednesday, April 30, 2014

where else is there...


While enjoying a lazy day at the pool, I drew this piece with a strong gestural line then added lots of colour to their outfits, towels and the beach umbrella. 
Now I'm home, and it's raining...; )
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.
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Sunday, April 27, 2014

right up my alley


I just arrived home from vacation and turned on my computer to a wonderful DailyPaintworks Challenge. I love painting cityscapes so this NYC reference photo was... right up my alley.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Friday, April 18, 2014

glowing idea


I think this fresh loose painting is a great way to end a long lingering winter. Time for a holiday in the sun! Happy Easter to all and I'll see you in May.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"matt.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

just a hint

Still pluggin' away at these looonngg paintings (6x22") for a group art show in May. Although the composition demands a lot of planning, I am really enjoying it.  
Close ups - click image to enlarge.

Monday, April 14, 2014

on a whim


Something different! I didn't do any line drawing before painting this time. I just went for it with lots of water and lots of paint.
$70 - 8x10"painting

Saturday, April 12, 2014

swivel hips

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This curious little red cardinal was a joy to paint. I liked his inquisitive look and swivelled hips!
$50 - 5x7"watercolour painting with 8x10"mat.
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Friday, April 11, 2014

it'll be an adventure

I set up and painted this painting on the floor. There is something to be said for working on the floor... It encourages movement and a kind of freedom. 
6x22" watercolour painting. Click images to enlarge.
left half
right half

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

on a clear day

I'm presently preparing for an art show in May. I found some wonderful colourful frames, with an opening of 6x22" which makes the frames 8x24". 
It's been a joy, as well as a challenge (!), painting long compositions, both horizontal and vertical. I'm determined to forge ahead and fill all 9 frames!
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Monday, April 07, 2014

polished up


The DailyPaintworks Challenge this week was to use the purplish/pinkish colour Radiant Orchid, which has been called the colour of 2014. Awesome unique colour!
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Sunday, April 06, 2014

did I wake you?


I enjoyed painting the background on this one as much as I enjoyed painting this little songbird.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"matt
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Friday, April 04, 2014

My Etsy Shop "WatercoloursbyNora"

"with a splash of milk"
"puzzle pieces"
I've added a few more paintings to My Etsy Shop
Etsy is like ebay or amazon however, it's for artists and craft makers only. It's a wonderful site, and super user friendly. 

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

colour spots


I was very inspired by this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge, a scenic view not typical in my Toronto setting! I added a few flags, some friends sitting on the rocks and colourful floaters on the boats.
$70 - 8"x10"painting
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