Saturday, November 28, 2020

a rosy glow


SOLD $100 - 6x6" original oil painting on board

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. ; )

Saturday, November 07, 2020



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$100 - original oil painting on 1/8"panel

I love the bright red on this very cool Eurasian Bullfinch. I discovered a photo reference on Pixabay, a free image site, when I typed in colourful birds. His lovely colours blend right into his cheeks! ; )

Friday, November 06, 2020

tree-dwelling bee-eating cutie-patootie



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

Birds that sit atop a tree stump, and check out the area, with such a relaxed confidence, are sooo cute! (I love the colours on the face of this bee-eater.) 

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

first snowfall


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$100 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1/8" panel
Robins are such wonderful birds to paint because the bright red and orange colours contrast beautifully with the many warm and cool greys. I painted this cutie-patootie on the first snowfall here in Toronto. It was a big decision to add the snowflakes but, I thought what the heck, and I went for it! ; )

Monday, November 02, 2020

Look Up, Look Down

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$100 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1/8"panel
The more I look at birds, the more I notice that they can sit quite still, except their cute little heads, which move around like crazy as they look up and down. Sooo cute. 
Here are some process pics.
Bright Colours first (to keep them clean)
Add warm greys
Add Cooler Grey as move down to the Tail
Grey Green Background
Hints of Warm Greens in the Background Trees

Thanks for stopping by. Lots more Bird Paintings will be happening for the Christmas Season!

Sunday, November 01, 2020

Persimmons Paintings x 2

"persimmon kiss"

$100 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1/8"panel - 
I really thought about design for this one, considering the square cool pink and blue in contrast with the warm round orange persimmons. After taking a picture through my viewfinder, I later decided to put them on the floor to get a more unique perspective.

"purple plate with persimmon and pinecone" 
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For this one, I was able to incorporate a little purple plate I've been wanting to paint. I think purple, orange and green go well together. ; )