Thursday, October 29, 2015

just a little somethin'

$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat
I looked into my 'still life objects cupboard' and thought, I'd just like to paint a little something. And this cute creamer with turquoise stripes jumped out at me. So, I added a simple fruit and a few flowers and enjoyed painting it.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

a few more hand studies

Well, InkTober is coming to an end. I've had lots of fun with it. I hope to squeeze one more ink drawing in this week. If not, until next year. : )

Saturday, October 24, 2015

the wild bunch

$100 - 9x12"painting
I had a blast painting this wild bunch of flowers, with natural sunlight from the window in my studio. 
close ups -

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

a pearl of wisdom

I really enjoyed painting this portrait! I almost didn't touch the line drawing, but in the end I figured I'd go for it. 
The art show last week went very well. Thank you so much to all those that came out to it! 
I have all of my art framed and ready for a few more group art shows before X-mas, and now I have time to get back to doing some watercolour painting. 
Stay tuned. : )

Saturday, October 17, 2015

iPad Art

Awhile back I was fooling around with the SketchBook Pro app on my iPad. It's really fun drawing on the screen with a rubber tipped pen called a stylus. I'm also interested in incorporating pattern into my art more. 
And now, off to the Riverdale Art Show for day two!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

"Jo" and "think aloud"

think aloud
InkTober is keeping my on my toes with portraits! I'm drawing with an RSVP pen, which is quite fine, then adding a wash. Also, finished framing all my work today in preparation for the show this weekend. Super excited! Watercolours really shine once they are matted and framed.
Here's info for the Toronto Riverdale Group Art Show.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Riverdale Art Show 2015

This weekend! I'll be there Friday night and all day Saturday. I'm showing over 20 pieces, framed and ready to hang! Lots of artists... over 15 of us!! Come and visit.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sue's hat... Jim's hat

I'm really enjoying InkTober! It's got me doing 3-value portrait studies with an RSVP pen and wash, homework that is long overdue. It's easy to get caught up in the wonderful world of watercolour, but sometimes it's important to go back to basics. Also, I do love painting people wearing hats. : )

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

hand studies with foxy and Bert

Bert Available  
$80 - 8x10"painting
Working on hand studies is a lot more fun when I include a few finger puppets!

Sunday, October 04, 2015

cover to cover

Here's my second line drawing for InkTober. I drew this one while at the library and it's so nice to see people with books in front of them, instead of computers! Still working on how to take a photo of a white piece of paper... looking a bit gray but the only alternative is over exposed. Any ideas?

Saturday, October 03, 2015



I was inspired by the Daily Paintworks Interiors Challenge for this one, which I drew while enjoying my morning tea. I usually ask for a little steamed milk with extra foam on my tea, just to jazz it up a bit. ; )
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

by the tree

In 2009, an awesome artist named James Parker started InkTober. Everyone is welcome to join in and you don't have to post everyday, just whenever you can through the month of October! Here are the very loose 'rules'.
This is my first one, done in micron pen while enjoying this still surprisingly warm weather we are having!