Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Homework: Eyes, eyes, eyes!

Homework's fun! Well... it is when you do a watercolour page of eyes. 
Actually, in my experience, it's not just the eyes that are so important in portrait painting, it's the mouth. The eyes are round and colourful, so they's interesting and fun to paint. But the mouth... one extra bit of line or colour can change the whole expression of the face. The mouth is tricky. So subtle. I don't think I should shy away from doing a page of mouths next. ; )

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Red Prairie Lillies

$60 - 5x7"watercolour painting with 8x10"mat.

I am continuing to work through all the provincial flowers of Canada in celebration of Canada150. These beautiful red and orange lilies can be found across the prairies of Saskatchewan.
All paintings are now for sale through Daily Paintworks. : )

Friday, February 24, 2017

7th out of 60!

I am thrilled to announce that my blog... this blog(!), received 7th place out of 60 watercolour blogs. Super Duper Happy about it. : )
Here's the LINK to check it out. There are lots of wonderful watercolour groups and individual artists on the list. I'm still going through them all! Very inspired. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


$60 - 7x5"painting in 10x8"mat, ready to frame!
I enjoyed painting this green eyed girl!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Portrait of Helen

I began this watercolour portrait at my last Life Drawing Session. There is never enough time... so I didn't quite finish. I was able to complete it at home while looking in a mirror and, as a result, Helen ended up looking a bit like me!
8x10"watercolour painting

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Meerkats! - YouTube sketching videos

I've posted 4 quick videos (about 1 minute each) of me sketching on my YouTube Channel. Click here to see the others!
This is one of my favourites, of two meerkats! Enjoy.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Toronto Watercolour Society Portrait Demo

I had a great time at the Toronto Watercolour Society meeting last night. The awesome and hilarious Brian Smith did a portrait demo for us, with a big screen projecting his work. : )

Monday, February 06, 2017

NWT Mountain Avens

$60 - 5x7" watercolour painting with 8x10"mat.

I painted these Mountain Avens, which are the provincial flower for the Northwest Territories in Canada, in celebration of Canada150! 

Sunday, February 05, 2017

1 minute video of me sketching

Recently, while at a cafe, I made a little video of myself sketching with a 6B pencil.
I can't seem to get the video to upload here... so click the link and you can check it out on my instagram page! 
It's also on my Facebook page. Meanwhile, I'll figure out how to make the clip file smaller so blogger will accept it next time, since I plan to do more!  : p

Friday, February 03, 2017

Alberta Wild Rose

$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat

It's Canada's 150 Birthday this year! So, I thought I'd paint some provincial flowers. I started with Alberta, the province I grew up in.
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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Golden Rule

$150 - 11x14"
I love painting animals!!
I drew this with a charcoal pencil then added lots of watery watercolour!
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