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! : )