Saturday, February 28, 2015

warm as toast

This little fox was truly a joy to paint! I used a charcoal pencil to get a rough loose line that blends a bit with water. 
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

escape route

Zentangles are a blast! They really encourage me to think about design. Also, it's back to basics since there are only three values to work with.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Monday Life Drawing

forlorn - 5x7"
consider - 8x10"
around - 8x10"
solve - 6x8"
Today's model was wonderful, very relaxed and still. The art room is always silent as every one is drawing, and only the sounds of pencils and brushes swishing in water can be heard. 
Here they are all on one page. : )

Sunday, February 22, 2015

February Zentangle

Best thing to do when it's cold outside... curl up and Zentangle! I prefer to let the design go out of the box. I'm still learning all the patterns and I hope to be able to design them a bit better before the year is done.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

tippy toe

This is today's demo for the wonderful Mississauga Art Group that I am presently teaching! We're focusing on animals this month. Today's lesson was about keeping warm yellows and browns beside cool blues and purples, as well as keeping darks fresh!

Monday, February 16, 2015


I drew this little badger at the Royal Ontario Museum. I was shocked at how long his nails were! Turns out they are nocturnal monogamous little diggers!
This one is looking for his mate.

Monday, February 09, 2015

dance card and painting pals!


I painted this on site at the wonderful Allan Gardens here in Toronto, again with my painting pals at Toronto Plein-Air Artists! In fact, I did one of them too!
$60 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

some time together


I've wanted to paint this cute little silver spritzer thingy for a while. So, I gave it some friends and let today be the day!
$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Thursday, February 05, 2015



I wanted to put 'caper' into the title of this painting, but it seems more like this is the meetup before the caper!
$60 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

at heart


Here's my entry for this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge. It's always interesting working from someone else's still life set up, since they have objects I don't have, like this cool vase! Thanks Diane!
$80 - 8x10"painting

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Art Show Entry and Sketches

The Life Drawing Group I belong to is having a group art show at The Heliconian Club, 35 Hazelton Ave. Toronto from Feb.2 - Mar.2. We are showing two paintings each that we painted while in session. These are 10 minute poses done on one 11x14" page. I do a lot of life drawing and it's great however, it doesn't teach any perspective... that's a whole other thing. So, I spent today doing speed sketches from a high angle. Here are a few...