Saturday, August 30, 2014

courtyard corner


I couldn't wait until September to get back out there and paint! I cycled over to the University of Toronto's Knox College and painted in the beautiful courtyard today.
$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat

Monday, August 18, 2014

bright and breezy


I really enjoyed painting these big bold roses. I named them after the summer we've had, bright and breezy. And now... I'm on vacation. See you in September.
$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

your secret is safe with me


It's nice to have a touch of pattern in a painting. Even if it's painted loosely, like on this little cup, it's a lovely bit of decoration.
$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

colour happy

There wasn't much sunshine on these echinacea so, I went with lots of colour instead! Below is a pic of my paintbox, which sits on my lap. Lots more examples of me using it on my Flickr Page.
$50 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Friday, August 08, 2014

differences aside

$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat
Lately I've been working with white objects, mostly flowers, for my daily paintings. The subtle values in the shadows of white are a real challenge. I like adding a strong colour, like the orange here, as a contrast.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

dinner, yeah that's right

Here's my ice cream painting for this weeks Daily Paintworks Challenge. It was really fun to do. I kept is as loose and light as possible.

Monday, August 04, 2014

edge around


Back out there! I love painting at the Toronto Botanical Gardens with the lovely ladies, (well... yesterday it was all ladies) from the Toronto Plein Air Group. Here is a pic of my trusty paintbox which sits on my lap. I may try to do this one larger in studio.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

morning stars

I'm very happy with these backlit flowers and lemon.
80" - 8x10"painting
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