Tuesday, November 28, 2017

can you spot me ten bucks?

$60 - 5x7"original watercolour painting with 8x10"mat.
This title, which my sister came up with, cracks me up. 
It was wonderful to create dark colourful blobs with soft and hard edges, sometimes on dry paper, sometimes on wet, when painting this spotted friend. The spots are blue, brown and purple. 
Lately I've been drawing wild cats. Here are some lioness'.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Portraits at Todmorden Mills Gallery

The Don Valley Art Club show at Todmorden Mills Gallery ends this weekend. Last chance. ; ) 
We spent our Sunday portrait session at the Gallery instead of our usual studio. It was wonderful and challenging to be in this new setting. The space includes an auditorium so, during intermission, many of the audience members wandered past us as we plugged away at our 25 minute portrait sessions. It was great to combine all the arts together. The Don Valley Art Club is my faaaaaavourite art group in Toronto!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Rudolph Cards!

4 handpainted cards with 4 envelopes for $20! 
(plus $3 shipping). 
Please consider 7 business days for shipping.
Prices US dollars. Toronto friends email me. ; ) 

Drawn with pen and painted with watercolour, each 4x5"Rudolph card is one of a kind. I've been painting these cards for 3 years now and selling them at annual X-mas art shows. This year I decided to offer them online. 
This item is seasonal. Envelope colour may vary.
Happy Holidays Everyone!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Toronto East Rotary Arts and Crafts Show 2017

Yesterday was the 6th Toronto East Rotary Arts and Crafts Sale show for me, and the 8th running. 
Here's my table with many small original watercolours and my one-long-line drawings in colourful frames.
Also, me with my lucky Koala pin on!
The one-long-line drawings had a dog walking theme this year. I start with a big dot and then see where the line takes me.
Also, my hand drawn cards and my annual Rudolph Cards
People are always thrilled by the concept of the one-long-line drawings so they, and Rudolph, did well. Otherwise.... a slow show this year. Nonetheless, I'm already looking forward to next year's show. : )

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Dogs and Cats and Shows!

Here are a few pages I just finished in my sketchbook. ; )
I've been crazy busy preparing for the Don Valley Art Club Show, which opens this Wednesday, and my Saturday Arts and Crafts Show. However, I always find time for some drawing. 
Here are the show evites again. Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 06, 2017

Arts and Crafts Sale!

It's that time again, in just a few Saturdays, for the arts and crafts show at Chester and Danforth, in Toronto. Lots of vendors with lots of wonderful handmade objects, all at affordable prices!
My table is on the main floor by the windows. This is my 6th year participating. Come by, say Hi and see my art in person!!
Saturday Nov. 18th
310 Danforth Ave. (near Chester and the Carrot Common).