I just dropped off 3 large crow paintings to Argyle Fine Art. UPDATE: All of these are now SOLD!Read More
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.Read More
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 monochromatic underpainting giving all the paintings a different look. And a quick block-in unfini...Read More
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 for 10 days. I actually only painted one teddy bear. This little bear was given to me by my Mom many ...Read More
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 :)Read More
Pointe Shoes – WIP
Opening Reception – I Believe I Can Fly
My show opening on Thursday evening went very well...except for the rain! I sold three paintings, I gave a short talk about my chosen theme and answered questions.Read More
Nope, not me!
Newest pastel. 18 x 14 inches, on Mi Teintes Touch pastel board. This is a new surface for me. I think I still prefer Art Spectrum's Colorfix paper, it seems to grab the pastel better.Read More