Tuesday, April 28, 2015

peak through

A friend and I spent the day at the lovely Guild Inn. It used to be an artist retreat but, sadly, it closed. The grounds and gardens are still open to the public, with lots of statues and stone facades to paint.
$70 - 8x10"painting
Here's my trusty paint box which holds up to an 8x10" painting and sits on my lap, a table or the ground.

Monday, April 27, 2015

King George Craft Show

Come on out to the 1st Annual King George Craft Show in Toronto this Saturday May 2nd from 10-2pm! Lots of vendors! I'll be selling my paintings and my one-long-line drawings. The drawings are in cute colourful frames.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

a Tuesday in April

I spent this rainy Tuesday urban sketching in a dry cafe, drawing people.
$40 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.
Here's my process - 
I drew with my 6B pencil on a small hot-pressed watercolour pad.
You can see my tiny palette, that was once an eye shadow kit! Very unobtrusive!
Also, my small water container, a rag and my size 14 watercolour paint brush.
Another customer sat down, so I quickly added her, left of the blonde woman.
Happy with this one... and onto another. : )

Sunday, April 19, 2015

a Sunday in April

I spent today sketching from a cafe in downtown Toronto. This lovely building, from the mid 1800's, is soon to become condos. 
I've sketched this street with my trusty little sketch box, shown below, many times. I will miss it... 
$80 - 8x10"painting
- some close ups

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Teaching and Horses

The lovely talented artists in the Self-Portrait Drawing Class I'm teaching did wonderful on Thursday night!
And... today I did a little 'horse homework'. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

splash and splatter


Monday Night's Demo went very well. : ) 
Here's the watercolour painting I did after talking a bit about life drawing. Two very different subjects, but lots of fun to share with everyone!
$60 - 6x8"painting with 8x10"mat
Here are some life drawings, short poses with charcoal on newsprint.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

mish mash

$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.
Practising flowers for my upcoming demo. : )
close ups -

Monday, April 06, 2015

Awesome App!

I just discovered this awesome app/website called Quickposes. I'm working towards a 'certificate' they offer, 10 hours of drawing gestures in 20 days (30mins a day/2 minute poses). They are really great models. I used charcoal pencil on 11x14"newsprint pad. : )

Friday, April 03, 2015