Tuesday, March 31, 2015

all kinds of friends

$80 - 8X10"painting
This green glass bottle is one of my favourite things to paint. Along with oranges... and flowers. : )

Sunday, March 29, 2015

with a turquoise cap

The challenge of portrait continues... This is from Tuesday's Portrait Drawing Session. I loved painting J's big turquoise cap!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Watercolour Classes - April 2015

There are still a few spaces left is my upcoming Watercolour Painting Classes!
Along with my demo (info two posts ago), April is looking wonderfully busy for me.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

the hillside

$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat
This week's Daily Paintworks Challenge is to paint sunflowers. I had a wonderful time with this painting. I enjoyed adding all the wild purple and blue flowers and doing lots of negative painting within the stems. As well as a bit of 'fingernail scratches'. : )

Monday, March 23, 2015

Watercolour Demo - April 13, 2015

If you're in Toronto on Monday April 13, 2015, I'll be doing a watercolour demonstration! Actually, first I'll be talking a bit about life drawing short poses, since so many fellow life drawing artists will be there, then I'll be doing a flower demo. There will be cookies!

Friday, March 20, 2015

spring wave

$80 - 8x10"painting
Here is this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge, which was to paint the photo provided. I added some blue flowers and leaves to the right side of the little glass jar, to balance things out. I also added one in the yellow jug, on the left. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. : )
here's the pic - 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


$80 - 8x10"painting
The model at yesterday's Life Drawing Session was just wonderful. Very serene and still.

Monday, March 16, 2015


Another gesture portrait, this one with a slightly different palette than I usually use. Again, thinking about light.
5x7"/$10 - on 90lb paper

Sunday, March 15, 2015

sunny side

The practise of portraits continues, as they are soooo challenging! So, I've been doing lots of small quick studies on 90lb paper. I am very happy with the light on this one.
$10/5x7" - on 90lb paper.

Monday, March 09, 2015



I'm enjoying painting foxes lately. : ) Their long triangular snouts are very distinctive and the wonderful oranges and reds are a treat to paint.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

I'll friend you

This little red fox wants to be friends!
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat
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Thursday, March 05, 2015

reach up


I loved playing around with the pinks and reds in these flowers! They really brightened up my day since it's still coooold outside.
$80 - 8x10"painting
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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

dance step

I think I'm gettin' the hang of these Zentangles. I used two patterns called akoya (braided pearls) and florz (like tiles). Then I shaded in with colour pencils. This one is 5x7". It kinda works 'upside down' too!

Sunday, March 01, 2015

travelin' on


Foxes are soooo cute!!!
$80 - 8x10" painting
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