Saturday, July 31, 2021

Berry Tea Fly By


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8x10" original oil painting
Lookin' into a tea cup from above! It was interesting to see all of these object from a new perspective - it kind of challenged the way I identify each object. I included my favourite little glass apple. #flaylay 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Granny Serrano


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8x10" original oil painting

I looooved painting this one. The green apples (Granny) and peppers (Serrano) make up the nutty title... I couldn't help myself. This overhead flat lay composition is very interesting and new for me. I plan to do more still lifes from this perspective. WooHoo! Cheers to Sarah Sedwick for the photo!

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Watercolour Class - Eyes, Nose & Mouth


Paint along with me for this 2 hour watercolour online Zoom class! We will go over the eyes, nose and mouth. Focusing on specific facial features is important to your overall portraiture skills. All of the class information is here for you.

                  Saturday July 17 10-12pm ET
$45 Canadian - (PayPal converts currency for you, if necessary). 
Email me for e-Transfer or personal cheque. 

In this Zoom Online Class we will explore facial features with watercolour paints.
We'll paint together, learning about the importance of warm and cool colours, keeping shapes strong and then adding pencil for those finishing touches. 
Build the eyes, nose and mouth as you watercolour with me! 
Some Watercolour Painting experience is suggested.
Please be familiar with Zoom before attending.

Do not feel like you have to buy anything - bring what you have. However,

I'll be using - 9x12" Fluid Hot-Pressed Paper (from Above Ground/Toronto) and paint sits a bit differently on this paper. I do NOT use Arches Hot-Pressed Brand (yuck!). If you think now is the time to try hot-pressed great - but it's another element during the class. Maybe just focus on features...?

I use Winsor & Newton and/or Holbein Tube Paints that are squeezed out and dry on my Winsor & Newton Cotman Compact Travel Set 14 pan palette. 
Yellow Ochre
Permanent Rose (Rose Madder Genuine or Aliz. Crimson)
Cad. Red
Cerulean Blue
Ultramarine Blue
Cobalt Violet
Burnt Umber
Use the brushes you like and are familiar with.
I use synthetic pointy brushes sizes 6, 8 and 10. 
Loew-Cornell 7020 Ultra Round 
Kingart Original Gold 9020 Max Round

6B pencil and paper towels

Questions? Just ask  -

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 minutes before the class begins.
See you on Zoom!