Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

I did a page of scared and scary faces for my 'Halloween Homework'. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

catch me if you can


With so many colours happening this season, I think zoning in on one beautiful bit of nature is best for me. 
$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Monday, October 27, 2014

buffalo and barbary sheep

I had a great time doing gestural sketches of the animals at High Park Zoo over the weekend. Usually it's difficult to drawn them as they're on the move, but I think the lovely sunny Sunday we had kept them relaxed. The buffalo have huuuuggge heads... but they're still cute!
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Saturday, October 25, 2014

come on over

I painted with the Toronto Plein-Air group today at the awesome High Park. A beautiful little red tree was behind me, so I invited it over to my painting to jazz up the shoreline of Grenadier Pond.
$60 - 7x5"painting with 8x10"mat.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

old timer

Here's the 5th and last of my car series. I try to keep my drawings as gestural as possible then add lots of watercolour and water, letting it merge. I especially like the turquoise that found it's way down into the shadow.
$50 - 7x5"painting with 8x10"mat.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Red Dynamo

I thought this guy deserved capitals in the title of the painting!
$50 - 7x5"painting with 8x10"mat.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Homework - Draw 5 for 5 minutes each

Had some time this week to get my homework done. I set my timer for 5 minute intervals then went to the awesome WetCanvas Reference Library, typed in a subject and used their photos to work from. (The key is to pick cute subjects!)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

old friend

I've been drawing lots of trucks lately. Not sure why. Just felt like it. More to come!
$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

pumpkin pals

$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.
I love this time of year and always enjoy painting pumpkins and fall colours.  I think the round pumpkins and hay blocks contrast wonderfully with the turquoise tractor. I tried to keep things as gestural and watery as possible, as usual!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

rusty days

$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.
Fall is here! It's a tough season to paint since there are so many colours, so I thought I'd zone in on some birch and maple trees. The old car insisted on being part of it!

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

thanks a bunch

$80 - 8x10" painting.
A bit cold outside... but there's always something to paint inside!
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Saturday, October 04, 2014

today's moment

Here's a sketch I did today with 6B pencil on newsprint. I also recently took a trip to the Art Gallery of Ontario, here in Toronto, and did some drawings.