Sunday, December 29, 2019

and now it's time to put them away...

https://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/nora-macphail/december-already!/714049
$60 - 5x7" gouache original painting with 8x10" mat.
It's time to put away the ornaments... but New Year's is right around the corner!

Saturday, December 21, 2019

snow gate

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

I often walk by this little courtyard with it's lovely archway. It's so cute and the recent snowfall makes it more beautiful than ever. I love how the snow contrasts the little black gate, perfect for pen and watercolour.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

over the shoulder

$60 - original 5x7" watercolour painting with 8x10"mat
Well, the last figure painting session of the year was today and I managed to capture this lovely little portrait of the model. Her melancholy expression matched mine as the last session came to an end. : )

Thursday, December 12, 2019

snowy alley

$60 - 5x7" original watercolour painting includes 8x10" mat
I love painting snow! I use a wonderful thick black pen to make strong interesting lines. It's nice and contrasty compared to the white snow. This little alley, with the snow on the bikes, just caught my eye.
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Monday, December 09, 2019

I'll call you

$60 - 6x6" original oil painting with 1" deep painted sides
It's always nice to have a few white flowers mixed in with dark ones when painting a still life. These two are only a phone call away from each other. : )
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Friday, December 06, 2019

party pack

Next month I'll be seeing the awesome amazing Lisa Daria do a demo. I'm sooo excited! She's an incredible daily painter. Meanwhile, I'm brushing up (pun intended) on my 6x6" flower paintings in anticipation. Woo Hoo! 
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Monday, December 02, 2019

sunhat shadows

$200 - 8x8" original oil painting on 1" deep panel
Well, this girl was quite a challenge! I loved exploring the shadows falling over the top half of her face, and balancing it with the lights on her cheeks. Also, I worked with a green and purple palette which created some helpful guidelines. I'm very happy with her!
painted 1" deep sides