Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sketchbook - animal pages

My March sketchbook is filling up nicely. I love to draw draw draw, but it doesn't leave much time to paint paint paint! ; )

Thursday, March 23, 2017

close bunch of friends

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These pink flowers fell easily into the vase like a close bunch of friends.  I loooove painting flowers.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Here are a few pages from my March sketchbook. 
I use 6B pencil or .07mm mechanical pencil, depending on my mood that day. Except for the last page, I drew the portraits from life. 
I used to draw everything on newsprint, because the inexpensive paper kept my drawings loose. But now I've got random saved pieces of newsprint kicking about... 
As of March, I decided to keep a sketchbook. It seems to be forcing me to take more care with my drawings, which is great. I do believe that it's all about the drawing. And, being tight and specific in sketchbooks is helping me draw confidently and loosely when approaching watercolour paper. : )

Friday, March 17, 2017

a subtle hint

$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat
Things were nice and loosey-goosey when I painted these fresh pink flowers. The turquoise background was a big decision, but I'm very happy with it.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Willowdale Group of Artists

11x14" - watercolour
At the Willowdale Group of Artists we gather in groups of three, all at one table, to paint each other. Setting up this way means we are sitting VERY close to one another. No where else do I draw so close to the subject. It's makes one a bit self-conscious, but it also forces one to really look! It's great. This painting is one of my new favourites.

Friday, March 10, 2017

lost in thought

$150 - 14x11"watercolour painting
I've been doing a lot of sketching this week for the #OneWeek100People2017 Challenge. The sketchbook pages below are what I have so far. I better get busy. I need 76 more people!
Sketchbook Pages-
cafe moments
Sketching Fellow Artists
Sketching from photos courtesy WetCanvas

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

simply there

$60 - 7x5"watercolour original with 8x10"mat - buy online through DailyPaintworks
This family of three lives very happily together. They're keeping an eye out for each other. ; )

Monday, March 06, 2017

a penny for your thoughts

$80 - 8x10"watercolour painting
I love the solemn thoughtful look in this portrait. This piece is a fellow artist who I painted in our Artist Posing for Each Other Painting Class.  : )
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Saturday, March 04, 2017


$60 - 5x7" watercolour painting with 8x10"mat
The Owl Festival happens every year during the first weekend in March. They are such fascinating birds with lots of personality. But, like this little troublemaker, they mean business!
I filled a page of my sketchbook before painting this one.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

turquoise scarf

11x14" watercolour painting

I had so much fun painting this one! Especially the turquoise scarf. I had the painting on an easel and let the threads from her scarf just drip down the page. Painting her hair was lots of fun too although, as always, hair is tricky to paint. I try to see the shapes not the strands. 
; )