Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Still pluggin' away at my animal sketchbook. These cuties are trouble makers, but fun to draw.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


$80 - 8x10" painting.
I had a blast painting this one! Lots of great shapes and fun colours that allowed for lots of paint merging. It also reminded me that any subject can be a painting.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

an understanding


After a busy weekend show and a heavy schedule, I decided to sit down with a few sweet pears and do a simple still life.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"painting.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

all together

It always such a treat to see all of my work together and framed. I was very proud of my collection in this show. We had a constant stream of people, lots of sales and yummy treats! The East Toronto Arts&Crafts show is my favourite of the year because the vendors are so friendly!! Until next time...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Art Show!

I'll be selling my original watercolours and one-long-line drawings this Saturday. This will be my third year involved with this wonderful show at:
310 Danforth (near Chester), Toronto 
Over 40 vendors selling all kinds of stuff! 
Other news... working on a way of shading my drawings without hatching or watercolour. I did these on newsprint with a charcoal pencil.

Monday, November 10, 2014

hum along

$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat
Back to the wonderful Allan Gardens greenhouse with the Toronto Plein-Air Artists. There is so much to draw there... it's sensory overload! I titled this painting "hum along" because the only approach to such a flower filled glass conservatory is to go with it, and hum along!
my paintbox

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Daily Painting

I'm thrilled to be included in Carol Marine's new book called Daily Painting, which is about exactly that! TONS of great instruction and advice with a wonderful personal touch. 
Avail on Amazon.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

sky's up

I spent the afternoon with the Toronto Urban Sketchers at Allan Gardens, a beautiful glass domed conservatory in downtown Toronto. The place is jam packed with plants, birds, squirrels and people!
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.