Saturday, September 26, 2020

kindred spirit


SOLD  $90 - 5x7" original oil painting on 1/8"panel.

Well, the bird painting series continues! I think I'm on number 12 and 8 of them have flown off to new homes. I'm especially happy with this little yellow-breasted blue titmouse. He's got his own little branch and he seems quite content. You can check out the time-lapse painting of him over on my Instagram account here - . Cheers. : )

Thursday, September 24, 2020

oil and watercolour bird


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"turquoise wonder " - $90 - 6x6" oil painting
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"lighthearted" - $80 - 5x7"watercolour with 8x10"mat

I painted "turquoise wonder" in oil a few days ago. I'm so happy with all the luscious blues and purples. I wondered what the little cutie-patootie would look like in watercolour so... the next day I painted "lighthearted. I love both oil and watercolour since they both offer such different unique qualities. Two qualities of watercolour are transparency and splatter! I took advantage of both. And one of the great qualities of oil is strong confident brushstrokes, which I hope I achieved. 
Cheers and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 19, 2020

dynamic duo


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$90 - 5x7" original oil painting on 1/8" panel

I love the glow of light behind these adorable Kingfishers, it shows off their distinctive crowns. The bigger one is peeking around the smaller one. #socute
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Friday, September 18, 2020

curvy shadow


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$90 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1/8" panel

This little garlic clove is casting a cute curvy shadow. 😉 I tried to get overhead and close up for an interesting composition for this piece. Also, I love it when the shadows fall onto two different coloured surfaces. So fun to paint and 'match up'.  I really wanted to paint from life today because it's a good colour reminder and it really helps when I go back to photos for reference.

Sunday, September 13, 2020


$90 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1/8" panel
I chose to paint this dashing beauty because of his bold look. His orange beak and blue body are perfect complimentary colours. He just seems to confident! And I think my bird paintings are getting more confident too. ; )
Here's a detail of him. I happily left a bit of the original pink panel colour to pop through. Cheers.

Friday, September 11, 2020

lilac roller

$90 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1/8" panel
This colourful beauty can be found amongst the trees in Africa. One of the most colourful birds known to us, the lilac-breasted roller. So fun to paint! And I kept the brach flowers loosey-goosey so he stayed the star of the show.

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Birds Birds Birds!

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"little wonder" - $90 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1/8"panel.
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"from dawn to dusk" - $90 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1/8"panel.
Yellow-Breasted Blue Tit

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"longevity" - $90 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1/8"panel.
Red-Breasted Grosbeak

Well, the long weekend came and went... that was fast! #doh  
I'm just catching up on my three latest bird paintings. I'm super happy with them. I really tried to make clean and colourful 'one-brush-mark' marks. 
You can see the videos of me painting them over on my Instagram page. (can't get blogger to upload them here...?)
Cheers Y'all. (email me if you're interested in a set of 3). ; )

Saturday, September 05, 2020

opposites attract

$90 - 8x8" original oil painting on 1/8"panel

I totally get now why people put spoons in their still life set ups! This reference pic is curiosity Sarah Sedwick, and she uses spoons a lot, just like Carol! So, they're super fun to paint because of the lights and darks and, more importantly, they create negative shapes by dividing up the round plate shape. Cool.
I added a few bits of pink here and there. I couldn't help myself. 
; )