Saturday, February 16, 2019


I felt like painting with green and purple today. Since the model was lit from both sides I thought I'd paint one side predominantly green and the other purple. I brought in some reds down the middle to warm up his lovely friendly face and bring it all together. I love the colours green and purple together. 

Monday, February 11, 2019

against the odds

First let me say thank you so much to everyone who came out to the show on Saturday. It was a big success with lots of visitors and yummy treats. I sold one of my favourite portraits (bottom painting), called ponder. 
The above flower painting is another gouache. Over the holidays I was given some cute colourful vases. These three purple friends look lovely contrasting the sunny yellow glass. More still life paintings with little vases are in the works....!

Saturday, February 09, 2019

February's Flower - the violet

It's February, and despite the snow and cold, these pretty purple pals are here to cheer up your day. Check out my Instagram Account to see the slideshow of the process. (Sadly, I can't seem to upload it here on blogger.) 
And now, off to the opening of the Heliconian Life Drawing show. I'll be there from 1-2 Saturday February 9 at 35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto. Hope to see you there. 

Thursday, February 07, 2019


  $60 - 5x7"gouache painting
Another small colourful painting to warm up the nooks and crannies of your home.  It's actually quite difficult to title portrait paintings. I had to give this one a lot of thought... which lead me to 'thoughtful'. ; ) 

Monday, February 04, 2019

Life Drawing Show!

This is just one of three portraits that I have hanging at the Heliconian Club in Toronto this month. Come by and say Hi at 35 Hazelton Ave. I'll be there from 1-2pm.
And here are a few charcoal studies that I did before completing the finished gouache painting. Hope to see you this weekend!

Sunday, February 03, 2019

colour pop

  $100 - 5x7"original gouache with 8x10 mat.

Work Small, Learn Big! I think this credo is soooo true for artists. Sunday portrait sessions at the awesome Don Valley Art Club are starting to pay off with many small studies. I like small paintings, they warm up the nooks and crannies of the home. : )