Monday, November 30, 2015

extra butter

The Daily Paintworks Challenge was a blast this week! So cute. I used the photo supplied and just stretched out the shadows. I never would have painted this subject without the challenge. The popcorn pieces are like little statues. : )
$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sketching Sidney

I heart donkeys!! They are a bit rough around the edges, kinda unpredictable and they might even dare to bite you. So cute!!

Friday, November 27, 2015

hand studies with Bibo

$60 - 9x12"painting
In class this week we did hand studies. The students brought in small cute objects and designed a page of three hands, trying to get some interesting actions happening. This is the demo I did with a Micron 3 pen, watercolour and my adorable friend Bibo the Koala!
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015


I'm loving these new artist pens. They are water soluble, so anything goes once I add a splash of water and some watercolour paint!
$60 - 8x10"painting
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Monday, November 23, 2015

every other

$60  5x7"painting with 8x10"mat
I loved drawing this! The cars were flying by on the road along side the train that I was sitting in. Then, I painted it with the same vigour and speed as I drew it. One of my faves. : )

Saturday, November 21, 2015

train ride on a rainy day

This is the second painting of my train ride series. The lines get a little 'train shaky' as I draw them, and I try to keep that energy with watercolour once I add paint in my studio.
$60 - 8x10"painting. Ready for an 11x14"frame.
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Friday, November 20, 2015

view from the morning train

I've been teaching a watercolour class just west of Toronto and I've used the commute as inspiration for a few paintings. Fortunately, the GoTrain that I take just briskly coasts through the city, perfect for getting pen lines down and a feel for the landscape as it slips on by.
$60 - 8x10"painting

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

a warm November


After two miserable winters, I can't tell you how much I'm loving this warm November! 
$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat(ready to frame!)

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Great Art Show!

Well, thanks to this fantastic mild November we are having, lots of people were out enjoying the weather yesterday. The walk through traffic at our Toronto East Rotary Art Show was pretty constant. Great mood and energy all day. Made some new friends too! Until next year. Happy Painting Everybody! 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Art Show this Saturday

If you are in Toronto this Saturday, come on by and see me! Original affordable watercolours. Lots and lots of vendors!!
310 Danforth Ave. (at Chester)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

nearing season's end

$60 - 6x8"painting with 8x10"mat.
This week's DailyPaintworks Challenge. I had lots of fun splattering in those trees.

Sunday, November 08, 2015



I'm working on a few more abstracts before teaching a Watercolour Class this Thursday. It's about using selected colours in loose non-representational ways.
$80 - 9x12"painting

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

extra caramel


The challenge for this painting was, given my love for lines, trying to leave selective areas alone, letting the pencil marks stand on their own. : )
$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat
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Sunday, November 01, 2015

cards and show

Lots of line drawing of animals, that started as sketches for InkTober, but ended up as cards I'll be selling at my next show! I think I'll splash some watercolour on them all. : )
Next art show - Saturday Nov. 14th at the Eastminster United Church
310 Danforth, at Chester in Toronto
10-5 Free and TONS of vendors!