Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Saturday, August 03, 2019

new heights

I just went for it with the glass jar (see detail below). I'm super happy with the brush strokes. I really tried to just respond to what I saw. Now... to keep painting this loose. Hmm. ; )
I really do like turquoise with pink and orange. 

Friday, August 02, 2019

do your own thing

I was so busy painting the big red flowers I didn't realize the little white daisies were doing their own thing! #up #down and #peekaboo 
Here are a few close ups - 

Monday, July 29, 2019

polka dot reflections

I had a blast figuring out the many reds in this little set up. The warmth of the red glass and the little polka dots challenged me for hours! The sides are painted pink too. Also with little polka dots. : )
Pics below show my process and my materials. 

Friday, July 26, 2019

some faces!

Prismacolor Coloured Pencil Portraits. Hmm... despite having fun with coloured pencils recently, they just aren't for me. They loose their point quickly because they are so soft (wax), unlike pencils (graphite). I gave it three chances and now I'm moving onto something else.
Also, they are very difficult to erase. Uh oh!
; )

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Donnybrook Building

6x12" oil painting on 1"panel
After sketching and painting this little building numerous times, I've just been informed by a Riverdale Farm employee that it's called the Donnybrook Building. This is just the bottom half of the building. It was once two stories which kind of explains the small door (that seems to fascinate me). It's believed that farm animals used to live on it. Yep... 'on' it. I'm going to continue investigating the history of this awesome little building. To be continued... ; )

Monday, July 15, 2019

Streetcar fix it shop

The streetcars were just coming and going Sunday morning at the Russel Car House fix it shop. It made for quite a challenge while painting with the Urban Sketchers Toronto group. I realized I probably wouldn't have tired this subject on my own but when someone else picks the painting spots, you never know what might happen! 
 My set up which sits on my lap.
Fortunately I was under a big shady tree on such a hot day, hence the blue tinge on my photos. Probably the most challenging outdoor subject I've ever painted from life. #phew 

Friday, July 12, 2019

the tunnel

A final drawing from Riverdale Farm. I'm not sure why I picked a Peacock Green but there ya' have it. In this one I added some people, and a little puppy, just to bring some life to it. : )
The subjects at this farm are never ending!