Tuesday, April 30, 2019

slender elegance

Our figure painting model was just lovely today. She had such a subtle slender elegance. Drawn with a strong contour pencil line, then warm red and cool green watercolour added.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

milk n' berries

$40 - 5X7" original oil painting on board
These awesome strawberries were bouncing light and reflections all over the place! ; )

Friday, April 19, 2019


I painted this bright 'sparkly' model at last week's portrait session. Her hair was so cool, and fun to paint. Again, not sure why but, I love this long thin board size for faces. It gives everyone a kind of graceful long look. ; )

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

brain food

$40 - 5X7" original oil painting on 1"cradled board
When we were kids we loved smarties, or as we called them, brain food! I still love them. They're not only tasty but also fun to eat, sorting by colour and sharing. I still eat the red ones last ; ) 
Painting sides are painted a lovely purple to match the background colour.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

pool party

$40 - 5X7" original oil painting on board
I painted these fruity friends with lots of loosey-goosey brushstrokes and topped them off with dabs of hot pink! #superfun

Wednesday, April 10, 2019


The dynamic shapes that the human figure can make, especially when you aim for design, are always a unique pleasure.

Tuesday, April 09, 2019


This model was so gracious. It's funny, models can be perfectly still and be in their own zone but still be giving so much energy to the artists.

Monday, April 08, 2019

#OneWeek100People2019 Challenge

The challenge started today! So, off I went to life drawing class with pencil in hand.
I always try to capture one good little pencil portrait for my sketchbook. 
Below are some gesture drawings. I added the artists... (I have to get to 100 somehow!)

The challenge was started by Marc Taro Holmes, a wonderful fellow urban sketcher and awesome artist. Below are a few of the 2 minute gestures. 
Anyone can join in the fun. Give it a go, see the facebook page and hashtag it #OneWeek100People2018 
That's 22 people sketches. (Let's agree that drawing the same person counts.)