New Chicken Collection at Argyle Fine Art!

New Chicken Collection at Argyle Fine Art!
Six more chickens made their way to Argyle Fine Art a few days ago. Painted on 5 inch birch panels, these little guys look great on a wall or a shelf! Here we have Peabody, Roland,  Lilly, Cooper, Mr Sulu (Redford was missing in action at the time of the photo shoot!). Drop by Argyle on Barrington Street in Halifax and take a look.
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PreShrunk 2017!

PreShrunk 2017!
A dozen little crows ready for the show.  Preshrunk 2017 starts in a few days down at Argyle Fine Art . There are over 300 mini pieces to see. It's always a great (and busy) show. Reception is Friday evening Jan 20th. Hope to see you there :) See entire Show online here
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A Weekend at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts

A Weekend at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
Yesterday I got back from a weekend long figure drawing workshop. I am thoroughly warn out! The weekend started with attendees arriving on Friday evening. We got to stay in an old farmhouse on the 178 acre property. I had my own small, albeit quaint, bedroom with a surprisingly comfortable bed. Friday evening we all met up by the campfire and got to work making the charcoal that we would use th...
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September…and Back to Life Drawing.

September…and Back to Life Drawing.
It's September, the schools are in, the weather is decidely chilly....and life drawing is back in session! Our sessions run from 10:30 until 1:30 pm. Last year we did mainly short poses, but this year we are getting some longer ones, which makes me happy. To be honest I was getting bored with just short poses over and over. I have been trying out my new Panpastels. I bought these in the summ...
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The New Chicken Series!

The New Chicken Series!
These little guys are all painted on 5 x 5 inch cradled birch panels. These panels are great for small work they make it seem bigger than it really is. I dropped these off at Argyle Fine Art today even though a couple were still not quite dry. Check out my Gallery to see them all. UPDATE: As of Friday September 23rd 4 of these have already been sold.  
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The Girl in the Red Dress

The Girl in the Red Dress
This is one of the largest pieces I have painted. It takes up a lot of room in my small studio. I wanted to play with patterns in this one. This is the first painting in my new series "Striped Socks" I started with an underpainting or Grisaille in Burnt Umber and white. I put in the grey and blue wall as well at this point.
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Wednesday’s Pastel Workshop

Wednesday’s Pastel Workshop
Yesterday I taught a small Pastel Workshop. I only had room for 4 students this time, but it was perfect because all my students got lots of attention! Here are some photos of the wonderful work my students did. Most of them had no prior knowledge with using pastels so it was a new, interesting, messy and exciting experience for everyone.       Everyone started with a different colour m...
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Ten Days of Teddy Bears

Ten Days of Teddy Bears
Challenges are always...well challenging! I did 30 days of hands last year, then 30 days of chickens in January. The chicken challenge was tough. I had originally chosen pears, but after doing one, I realized that I would probably be bored, not to mention the challenge of finding a variety of different pears during the winter months in Nova Scotia! So onwards to my new challenge...Teddy Bears f...
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Hares, Hares, Hares!

Hares, Hares, Hares!
Hares done in ink and watercolor wash of Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber on my favorite Fabriano watercolor paper. All are 5 x 7 inches. The last one was scanned instead of photographed and I couldn't get the colors quite right. In real life they are all the same :)            
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