Wednesday, March 30, 2016

take a deep breath

$100 - 8x10"watercolour painting on paper
Continuing to paint grapes. They're great!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

breathe easy

Happy Easter Weekend Everyone!
I've rediscovered the joy of painting grapes!?! And working with Winsor Newton Magenta.
$100 - 8x10"watercolour painting. This painting is now framed.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Toronto Watercolour Society - Linda Kemp Workshop

Well, here is my first ever attempt at Negative Painting. I spent the weekend taking a  2 Day Toronto Watercolour Society Workshop with the amazing Linda Kemp. She is a fantastic teacher. We did lots of helpful exercises. Then we did a colourful wet-in-wet wash on our 140b cold-pressed paper, using fresh tube paints, and painted AROUND the positive shapes (berries). Basically, paint the space between the braches, not the branches. It really stretches your artistic vision.
Check out her website HERE
If you ever get a chance to take a class with her, take it! 
Happy Painting Everyone!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

a dab will do ya'


Well, this is the first time I've used cold-pressed paper in years! I always use hot pressed. I'm actually practising with this paper for an upcoming workshop I'm taking with the lovely negative painter Linda Kemp. Looking forward to learning to see shapes better. : )
$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat
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Sunday, March 13, 2016

in the stars

$60 - 7x5"painting with 10x8"mat
Normally this time of year I am painting snowscapes, which I love. Especially city street scenes with snow. However, with this crazy mild snow-less winter we are having, I haven't had a chance. So, instead I am really enjoying setting up still lifes and working in the studio.  The challenge here was to make a nice dark background to offset the lovely white flowers.
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Thursday, March 10, 2016


$100 - 8x10"painting
I found this cute little bird house and decided, being small, it would suit my still life set up style. It's now friends with all the other items in my crowded cupboard of goodies. : )
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Sunday, March 06, 2016

stage whisper

This painting is now framed.
$100 - 8x10"watercolour painting I really enjoyed working in studio with this little set up! Red flowers are tough to do in watercolour, they can get a bit heavy and dead pretty quick if I'm not careful. Very pleased with this one. : )
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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

in the clear

$100 - 8x10"painting
Somehow all of these objects just came together... : )
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