Thursday, December 31, 2020

midnight candle

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$100 - 6x8" original oil painting on 3/4" panel.
Happy New Year's Eve Y'all.
I've painted a candlelit still-life a few times and I just love the contrasts it creates. 
Sides painted to match - 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

the Judy


8x8" original oil painting on panel.

Seamstress mannequins have the nickname 'Judy'. I added a little tape measure and tomato pin cushion... can you find them? : )
Why are pin cushions a tomato? lol.

Monday, December 21, 2020

the windowsill


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$100 - 5x7" original oil painting on board
Homes. I love looking at homes whether it be interior decorating pics on Instagram, the t.v. show Escape to the Country, paintings of interiors, or, of course, actual homes! Interiors are full of colours and fun various shapes. It's where we spend so much of our valuable time. It's us. Especially lately...
So, painting interiors has been a subject I've really wanted to explore for some time. It's my New Year's Resolution... Early! I started with this wonderful kitchen windowsill. (I 'ad-libbed' that red and white striped cloth - every kitchen should have one!)

Saturday, December 19, 2020

stoney creek


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$100 - 5x7" original oil painting on board

I've been interested in the look of things under water lately. (Like last week's bear feet). Today is was the white rocks that take on beautiful brown and orange colours in a shallow creek. I've wanted to paint this photo of mine for a long time and happily, today was the day!

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

go for a stroll


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$100 - 5x7" original oil painting on board

This is the second photo that I changed considerably... an ability that I've been working on lately. When painting animals, I never find the perfect photo so, adding things like the sinking sun and the flowers is incredibly helpful. Actually, I had to add his stepping leg too!

Monday, December 14, 2020

get your feet wet


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$100 - 6x6" original oil painting on board
I had a colour breakthrough with this brown bear at the river's edge! I had to change it a lot from the photo reference and, while using a warm orange/cool blue palette, I pretty much made up the sinking sunlight. I loved painting his little feet in the shallow water. He's happily getting his feet wet!

Monday, December 07, 2020



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This Carmine beauty is part of the African bee-eater family. I love the turquoise crown on this one, and of course the red/pink belly that gives it it's name. 
This bird is painting number 30 (!) in the bird series. Phew! I haven't made it past 3 in a series before. #doh. You may see another bird or two fly onto my canvas in the future but for now, onto new subjects.

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

rose robin (a.k.a cutie patootie)


$100 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1/8"board
Today's Rose Robin has a cooler green background. Just a little bundle of colour and joy. Happy December! : )

Saturday, November 28, 2020

a rosy glow


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These two cute Rose Robins live on the south east coast of Australia. Surprisingly, they are not related to the North American Robin, but what's even more surprising is... their bellies really are that hot pink!
I meant to continue with the process photos... but I got so excited about the floral background, I forgot to take pics! #doh

Thursday, November 26, 2020

eye on the prize



$100 - 5x7" original oil painting on board

I used a new palette of colours for this painting, not my typical pinks and purples. The 'gold' flecks are actually yellow ochre paint with a bit of white. I peppered it through the background and gave this little friend some to eat. ; ) Next to the grey green background the yellow ochre really sings. I love the effect. I added turquoise to his wing, which is quite cool in temperature and it's making the cool green background look really warm in comparison. I'm still learning lots about temperature and how amazing it is to work with. Cheers.

Monday, November 23, 2020

made you smile


$100 - 6x6" original oil painting on board
The male Cardinal is a bird familiar to us all. He's especially wonderful to spot in the winter, with his gorgeous red colours and distinctive beak. Always a happy sight.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Yes, let's be friends


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I thought yesterday's Zebra Finch needed a friend. ; )

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

want to be friends?


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$100 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1/8"board

This Australian Zebra Finch has stripes, hence his name, as well as dots and a cute red beak. They jump around a lot saying "meep meep". Such a pleasure to paint! I made a video of the painting process in real time but edited down to 2 minutes. Check my Facebook or Instagram pages. Cheers.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Tody Birds!


Tody Birds often perch themselves on low branches and look around for grasshoppers to eat, while enjoying their day in the Caribbean. When they decide to travel, they 'hop', as little birds do. I painted these colourful cuties together, with matching backgrounds, on boards that are mini, like them! 
$50 each - 4.5x4.5" on board. 
Tody Mini 1 -

Tody Mini 2 - SOLD

Tody Mini 3 - SOLD

Friday, November 13, 2020


My Rudolph Cards are now available at my Etsy Shop!
$16US for a Set of 3 - Click Here to Buy  
Order in time for them to arrive by X-mas. FREE SHIPPING!
Rudolph Cards are each Hand-Painted with watercolour and include one envelope per card. Every Rudolph is slightly different, but equally cute!
CARDS - archival ink and watercolour on 90lb paper. Blank inside. Approximately 5x3.5" - 5x3.75" 

ENVELOPES - You will receive 3 random coloured envelopes. (Sorry no envelope colour choices by customer)

1 set (of 3) per customer only. 

Shipped within 3 days in a Stayflat-mailer (pictured below) through Canada Post. No tracking.


Sorry for subscribers who received a few too many false Rudolph posts... #doh.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Poppies amongst the Daisies


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$100 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1/8"board. 
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Remembrance Day November 11, 2020.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020


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$100 - 5x7" original oil painting on 1/8" panel.
I decided to paint a more subtle painting today. ; )