Tuesday, March 30, 2021

spring bicycles


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$80 - 5x7"original watercolour painting in 8x10"mat.
I looooved painting this lovely Japanese house. The home is tall and thin with vines growing down it - nothing like what I see here in Toronto. 
I really appreciate the generosity of Marek and Wade for sharing their live demos on Instagram, as well as the unique pic. I drew with a charcoal pencil, focusing on the bicycles, then added tons of watercolour. The umbrella, the awning, the planters with the lovely vine growing - So much to paint and enjoy!

Saturday, March 27, 2021

the getaway

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$100 - 6x9" original watercolour painting in 9x12"mat.
I wanted to paint this lovely lakefront cabin because of the string of pennants that hang across the deck. So colourful... right up my alley! Thanks to Instagramers Marek and Shari, and Christina for the photo, who encouraged us all to paint along with them during their live demo.
Here's a few more photos - : )

Friday, March 26, 2021

listening to a friend


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$80 - 5x7" original watercolour painting in 8x10"mat. 
The thing that is interesting to me about painting two people talking is, capturing the body language. Just grabbing a 'talking pose' and a 'listening pose' is so intriguing to me.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Pear Pals


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$80 - 5x7" original watercolour painting with 8x10"acid-free mat.
Side by side, these pear pals are full of splashes of colour! I drew them with a charcoal pencil, which darkens as it gets wet, then I added as much pink, red, purple and green as I could!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

an understanding


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$80 - 5x7"original watercolour painting in 8x10"acid-free mat.
My 'in conversation' series continues. This is number 20! I love the body language that can happen between two people listening only to each other. I managed to capture him 'thinking'. 

Monday, March 22, 2021

shared wisdom


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$80 - 5x7" original watercolour painting in 8x10"mat

This painting has two things that people do that I just love - wearing their glasses on their head and throwing a sweater over their shoulders like a tennis player. Both are so cute!

I've been away from my blog for awhile. But, being newly inspired to continue my 'In Conversation' watercolour series, of two people talking (no devices!), I'm happily back at it!

Monday, March 15, 2021

Portraits Drawing Practical Tips... Again!

Well, the Zoom Portrait Class went so well... it's Back! For those who missed it last month or who were on the waiting list, I hope to see you THIS SATURDAY on Zoom!


11am - 2pm EST
$55 CAD 
PayPal will convert currency for you, if necessary. Email me for e-transfer or personal cheque. nora904@yahoo.com  

 In this Zoom class we will explore portraits
using a practical approach
with lots of helpful tips!

An easy-to-remember block-in method,
How to measure facial features,
And using comparisons to find a likeness,
will all be demonstrated.

Get your sketchbooks out and your pencils ready,
as you draw-along with me
learning many portrait tips along the way!

Some portrait drawing experience is recommended.
Please be familiar with Zoom before attending.

Questions? Just ask - nora904@yahoo.com

A sketchbook (9x12") or Newsprint Pad,
Your favourite dark pencils or pens,
(I'll use 6B pencil and charcoal pencils)
A few coloured pencils

You will receive an email with a PDF 
of all the handouts that I cover,
after the class.

PLEASE NOTE: I will communicate with you through the email address you use with your PayPal account unless you tell me otherwise.

Double Check your Time Zone.
Email confirmation sent out after you Pay.
This class is not recorded (just like real life 😉).
Waiting Room opens at 10:45am EST.
See you then!