Thursday, February 27, 2020

$100 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1" deep panel.
I love back lighting! The pink flowers are so delicate that the light bounced right through them, while the lemon showed the light bouncing back onto it. So fun!
Sides are painted grey.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

polka dot pals
$90 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1" deep panel

The #artdare challenge yesterday (on Instagram) was "polka dots" so I painted these cute friends on some pretty gift wrap paper. I loved painting the blues in the light vs. the blues in the shadow. The auction for this piece is 7 days, over at Daily Paintworks. : )
It's hard to tell, but the sides are painted the same pink as the background.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Meat Free Mondays

I've been promoting Meat Free Mondays, sometimes called Meatless Mondays, on my social media. It's a popular slogan asking people to consider having vegetarian meals at least one day a week. I thought these cute sketches of cows, pigs and chickens would help spread the word!

Friday, February 21, 2020

rosy hearts
$90 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1"deep panel (see pic below)

These big rosy flowers were just calling out to be painted! Also, I decided to enter this piece in the DailyPaintworks Auction option!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

silly serious

$100 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1"deep panel
Here's another one from the day we all got the giggles. You wouldn't know it to look at the painting, but this fellow artist barely sat still with all the silliness happening that day. 😀
The 1" deep sides are painted grey. 

Sunday, February 16, 2020

as colour breaks

$100 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1"deep panel.
Here's one advantage to being at work at the crack of dawn!

Friday, February 14, 2020


$90 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1" deep panel.
The beautiful Husky has become so popular in the last 5 years. I hadn't seen one in years, not since I was a girl growing up in Calgary where there were lots of them. Then one day in downtown Toronto I saw one! And then two... and then three...! Now I see one every week. I adore the distinctive shapes of colour on their lovely faces. One of my favourite dog breed ever!
sides painted grey -

Thursday, February 13, 2020


$100 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1"deep wooden panel.

I feel I'm really going in the right direction with this one. We all got the giggles during the portrait session. In fact, there was a bit of a sing-a-long happening! Perhaps the silly atmosphere enabled me to paint without 'thinking'. 
Super happy with this one.

1" deep wooden frame

Sunday, February 09, 2020

People's Choice Award!

Well, I'm super duper happy about receiving the People's Choice Award at the Life Drawing Art Show yesterday!! Lots of people showed up, despite the freezing cold, so thanks to all those who came by and said Hi! The ice sculptures happening across the way were a nice surprise to everyone's day!
 Also... I sold one. A fellow artist bought this one during the hanging of the show. It's great to see some red dots. There were about 10 by the end of the opening. 
The show is still happening until March 1st!

Friday, February 07, 2020

Fishing - Paint Over

Here's my last Instagram story. 
I thought I'd share it here for those of you who aren't 'into' Instagram. 
I bought this lovely red glass fishing float over the holidays. It's a tough object to pair this another still life object but somehow this little fish made the cut. 
So, I had this pink haired portrait but it just didn't have enough 'oomph'. (I may try painting it in oil again.) In the meantime...
6x6" original oil painting

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Annual Life Drawing Exhibit

Come by this Saturday February 8th!  
Over 20 artists are in the life drawing show.
I'll be there with my three portraits from 1-3pm. 
35 Hazelton Lanes, Yorkville, Toronto.
Cheers ya'll!