Saturday, April 29, 2017

to long friendships

$100 - 8x10" original watercolour painting

These flowers fell together like an old bunch of friends. 
I love the little brown cup, which I've had it for some time and painted before. I'd forgotten about it and, stumbling across it this morning, I though small pink flowers would look cute in it.
: )

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

just a stone's throw away

$60 - 5x7" watercolour painting with 8x10"mat
This is the first time I've put stones in my still life set up. I love the dark and light contrast as well as the texture differences.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

some sketches

Here are a few recent sketches. Two are drawn with 6B pencil and the middle one is a watercolour with no drawing first. Just went for it with pink and green paint, which is very rare for me. I don't normally use much green in faces, but after doing that piece, I've added green to my palette.
N.B. I am away for a short vacation. : ) All purchased paintings will be shipped on Tuesday April 25th. Thanks for your patience. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

a subtle hint

$100 - 6x11"watercolour painting
A few white buds amongst some strong pink friends.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

spring forward

$60 - 5x7"watercolour painting with 8x10"mat
Happy Easter Weekend Everybody.
I painted this Hydrangea up close and personal. : ) They are such a beautiful flower and quite fascinating before they completely bloom.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

older and wiser

The title of this painting doesn't just refer to the model... it refers to me as an artist too. ; )
8x10"watercolour painting.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

at your side

$80 - 6x8"watercolour painting with 8x10"mat
Flowers have such a beautiful abstract quality. They really are a joy to paint. And this turquoise vase is one of my favourites.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

just a touch of a smile

Well, this is my first attempt at painting teeth. Since the models can't hold a smile for 25 minutes, a lot of my finished paintings are of serious looking people. During this portrait session, the model just naturally held her mouth slightly open. It was a welcome challenge! In the future, I'd like to paint portraits for people other than models, and they won't all be serious. So, I'd better start practising painting teeth... 

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

the other half of it

$80 - 8x10"original watercolour painting
I used the same objects but in a different configuration for this one. Drawing with charcoal pencil is great. It's a bit sticky and gets even darker and smudgier (!) when it gets wet. : ) So it just doesn't allow for a 'tight' drawing. 

Monday, April 03, 2017

lost and found

$100 - 8x10"watercolour painting
I've been doing a lot of drawing lately however, I'm a bit worried about tightening up as a result. So, I enjoy this still life for it's loose-goosey quality. : )

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Daily Paintworks!!

I've now got all of my paintings for sale over at Daily Paintworks!

I was with Etsy, but the site is a bit clumsy and complicated to manuveur. Etsy makes everyone sign in, create a password and have an account. Ugg.

At Daily Paintworks, a simple click on the PayPal button and you're good to go! No signing in required. You can register if you want, they have lots of amazing artists to check out, or you can just put in your shipping region/country and make your purchase. : )

I think my clients and I will be much happier at DPW with a simple PayPal/Credit button!