Tuesday, April 28, 2020

every which way

4.5x4.5" - original oil painting with 1" deep painted sides. 
I just can't stop painting flowers! And I love painting small because it give the piece a certain charm. These flowers can go in any room, on the wall or on a table easel. I hope they've cheered up your day. Stay well. : )

Saturday, April 25, 2020


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6x6" original oil painting on 1"deep panel with painted sides.
I love orange and purple together! And these little purple flowers didn't disappoint as they quietly peaking over the edges of the bright orange cup. : )

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Saturday, April 18, 2020

in time

$100 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1" deep panel. Sides painted to match.

My flowers in a glass series continues. I love the challenge of this idea. The toughest part is actually keeping the exterior, out the window, all the same value. Of course, the real stars are the flowers, in water and able to breath but not quite free. Check out my facebook page or my Instagram page to see the time lapse film of the painting!

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

cutie-patootie border collie

$70 ≈5x5" original oil painting with 1" deep painted sides
My favourite dog is the awesome intelligent border collie!
Today, while looking for a portrait to paint, I found a picture of a border collie that had mistakenly made it's way into the people portrait folder. Then I thought... Hmm... maybe it wasn't a mistake. Obviously she was asking to be painted. 
; )

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

spring sprig

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6x6" original oil painting with 1" deep painted sides.
I loved painting this burst of pink flowers. The sprig was just full of pretty little buds.

Sunday, April 12, 2020


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6x6" original oil painting on 1" deep panel.

Happy Easter Sunday Y'all!

Saturday, April 11, 2020

life process

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I was so inspired by the photo of these lovely wine red hellebores that, after painting them in watercolour for my last post, I decided to paint them again in oil. It was nice to paint the watercolour first then spring off in a slightly different direction for the oil. I think it encouraged a looser oil painting. Such pretty flowers.
Happy Easter Weekend Y'all!
sides painted

Friday, April 10, 2020

purple hellebores

5x7" original watercolour painting with 8x10" acid-free mat

Well, it was back to watercolour for these lovely flowers. This week's challenge, with a paint group I belong to, was "the emergence of spring". A fellow artist provided a lovely photo of cute little hellebores. I tried to incorporate the many layers of earth and leaves around these wine purple beauties.

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

pepper pals

8x8" original oil painting on 1" deep panel with painted sides.
I couldn't justify going shopping just to buy peppers for my still life so, I decided to make peppers out of Play-Doh! See pics below. ; )
Here's the sketch -
And here are my Play-Doh peppers. 
 I found free photo references of peppers on Pixabay and then changed the colours... of course.
It was wonderfully challenging to find the background colours in the glass bottles. The green bottle is one of my favourite still life objects.
 I may have gotten a little colour happy!!!
 Detail of the cutie-patootie peppers. 
 Until next time...

Monday, April 06, 2020

morning berries

6x6" oil painting on canvas with 1" painted sides
The light bouncing through these cutie-patootie raspberries was so cool that I decided to paint them first.

Friday, April 03, 2020

window seat

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$100 - 6x8" original oil painting on 1" deep panel.
This cute purple crocus is one of many, popping up all over the place for spring. She's saying "Oh, virus... I thought you said Iris!" (Also, it was quite fun painting the sheer curtain!)
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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Blue Citrus

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$120 - 8x10" original oil painting on 1" deep panel
I mixed hot pink and warm yellow paint together for the insides of the lemons. It encourages a kind of glow! And, I changed the pattern on the tin to little pink petals. : ) See the set up pic below. Stay well ya'll.