Saturday, January 30, 2016

Portrait Pals

At our last portrait drawing session, we did something new! Instead of one artist volunteering to be the portrait model for the night, we got in groups of three and sat for 30 minutes each. It was great to be able to sit so close to the model. We were all (30 artists) very happy with the new plan. : )
9x12"watercolour paintings

Thursday, January 28, 2016

purple puzzle pieces

$40 - 4x6"painting
I painted this wonderful lavender for the Daily Paintworks "Escape the Snow" Challenge. I love the weekly challenge posted on the DPW site, it makes me paint subjects I might not otherwise explore. : )

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

going out for dinner

$60 - 5x7"watercolour painting with 8x10"mat
These two cuties are heading out to their favourite restaurant! ; )
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Sunday, January 24, 2016

a night out

$100 - 9x12" watercolour painting
I'm inside today, where it's toasty warm, painting a lovely Japanese influenced still life. I'm anxious for some snow to fall, so I can get outside and do some plein-air painting. There isn't any point painting out there if it's just cold, and no snow. ; )

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A few spots left..

There are still a few spots left in my upcoming workshops! Three Thursdays for only $55! We will be doing hand studies, animals and abstracts from sidewalk cracks.
Contact Adele at

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Museum of Inuit Art

I had fun over the weekend doing some Urban Sketching with the Toronto sketchers at the Museum of Inuit Art. They don't allow watercolours, understandably, so I used a Tombow pen. It has a brush on one end and a nib on the other. It is water-soluble so, I added a bit of finger smudge for shading.
 : )

Saturday, January 09, 2016

in earnest

I'll do doing a Watercolour Demo for the North York Visual Artists, here in Toronto, at the end of the month. I will doing a painting of an animal... and so far I think I'll chose a dog. It's a rare subject to see for a demo and I think it will be of interest to the group. Also, this one is 11x14", which is big for me so stickin' with my New Year's Resolution to work bigger. : )

Friday, January 08, 2016

Watercolour Classes - a few spots left!

I'll be teaching Watercolour Classes, here in Toronto, starting in 3 weeks! We'll do classes in Hand Studies, Animals and Abstracts.
contact Adele at
Only $55 for non-members. : )
Hope to see you there.

Thursday, January 07, 2016



Well, I think this little fella speaks for himself!
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat, ready to frame.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

lilac-breasted roller bird


It's National Bird Day! I chose this colourful lilac-breasted roller bird because it's one of my faves! Both the male and female are this colourful. Also... it just happens to be this year's Pantone Colours of the year, rose quartz & serenity.
$40 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat

Monday, January 04, 2016

first day back

Well, I tried something new at my Life Drawing Session today. I thought I'd start the year off by switching it up!

Saturday, January 02, 2016

rose quartz & serenity


I painted this for the Daily Paintworks Pantone Colour of the Year 2016 Challenge. This year there was a tie! I love these two colours together.
$60 - 8x10"painting

Friday, January 01, 2016

ride out the storm

$80 - 8x10"painting
The mild weather has been wonderful but I'm sure glad it snowed. It's just so fun to paint!
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