Sunday, August 30, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

within walking distance


This donkey looked so peaceful, walking along enjoying his day, that I just had to paint him. I got the photo from the awesome WetCanvas reference library.
$40 - 8x10"painting

Saturday, August 22, 2015

tea party

$80 - 8x10"painting
I love this Asian tea pot in real life as much as I loved painting it! It was fun to do the little blue scenes on it. I also got a little creative with the way I cut the orange. I'm really enjoying adding so much 'stuff' to my still life set ups lately.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

follow your heart

Tulips move a lot, mostly in a drooping fashion, under a hot spotlight. Still, I had a great time painting these changing flowers.
close ups -

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

at home together

$100 - 8x10"painting
Back from vacation and finding some time to paint! I enjoyed working with lots and lots of flowers today.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Bayview Watercolour Society

A few evenings ago, I did a Watercolour Demo for the Bayview Watercolour Society. First I spoke about my work as a daily painter, then about learning to draw from life drawing sessions and finally about being an urban sketcher. After the break I painted a small still life set up, which you can see in the bottom right.
Great wonderful intimate group. Thanks to everyone that attended!

Monday, August 10, 2015

sketchers enjoying the moment

$40 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.
Spent the day with the Toronto Urban Sketchers at an old downtown building, that is about to be demolished. The organizer of the group is putting together a book of our paintings, based on disappearing landmarks in Toronto. It's kind of a sad subject, but an important one.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

late run


Back from a wonderful loooonnggg vacation during one of the most fantastic summer's ever! It's been sunny with a cool breeze almost every day. Even the adorable dogs along the Humber River are enjoying it!
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.