Tuesday, January 30, 2018


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

A burst of flowers for the end of January. Already anticipating spring...!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

crush on you

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

Soda Pop Cans are so fun and colourful. I really love painting them. It's an original subject for a still life I know, but just goes to show, everything wants to be painted! ; )

Sunday, January 21, 2018

portrait in progress... or finished portrait.

16x20"original watercolour painting

Well, at our Sunday portrait session at the Don Valley Art Club, a fellow artist wore this lovely scarf over her head. I intended to paint it however, since each sitting is only 25 minutes, I didn't get to it in time. Now I'm not sure if I should paint it. I love the painting as it is. Then again, the scarf was quite beautiful and I have a photo to work. But, it's never the same as from life. Hmmm. Thoughts?
; )

Thursday, January 18, 2018

little friend

 $60 - 8x10" original watercolour painting with 8x10"mat.
Ready to frame.

It's the Year of the Dog. What a wonderful excuse to paint this soulful eyes of this little Daschund.
Here's a close up - 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

orange glow

$80 - original 8x10"watercolour painting

This lovely life model had a beautiful stillness about her, that I hope I captured. I was a bit nervous when I chose the lime green contrasting background but now I'm glad I went for it. ; )

Thursday, January 11, 2018

boxer booties

$60 - 5x7"original watercolour painting with 8x10"mat
This little boxer is leading the way! He's enjoying his walk in the snow while wearing his little red dog boots.  : )
Here's a detail - 

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Monday's Model

$80 - 8x10"original watercolour painting
Yesterday's model was just lovely. It was our first week back in the new year and it was a great way to kick things off. Here are a few details of her portrait and hair. Hair is tricky! Big brush, confident strokes and leave it alone! ; )

Thursday, January 04, 2018

a friendly face

$80 - 8x10"original watercolour painting

When I saw this face I knew I had to paint him. I really enjoyed painting his green yellow eyes and all of that mane. I didn't realize that the farther back the mane goes, the darker it gets. Such a beautiful animal. Ferocious, yet such a warm likeable face. 

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

a couple of sketchbook pages

 Today, with my 8x10" sketchbook, I finished a page of little pencil portraits.
And over the holidays, I had fun sketching some elephants. (Baby elephants are so frickin' cute!)

Monday, January 01, 2018

january's flower - the carnation

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

Happy New Year. 
January's lovely flower is the carnation, a wonderful soft flower to bring in the new year. Wishing you all a healthy and creative year.