Sunday, January 15, 2017

Hand Studies with Tiggs and Elly

I found some new cute finger puppets which I've named Tiggs and Elly. ; ) This is a continuation of a hand studies series I started some time ago. I'm happy to be back at it. 
: )
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Friday, January 13, 2017

Toronto Watercolour Society - John B. Aird Gallery

Big thanks to everyone who came out to the Toronto Watercolour Society art show last night. The show is on all week! It's at the John B. Aird Gallery at 900 Bay (at Wellesley) until the end of the month! 

Monday, January 09, 2017

sheri's shoulders

Today's life drawing model was absolutely amazing! She is very long limbed and often stood with her shoulders on an extreme angle. Not sure I got them right here, although her left should really was that high... Still very happy with it. : )

Friday, January 06, 2017

shoes on the line

This cold weather has me missing summer... and I always thought these shoes hanging on the clothesline were kinda cute. : )
$40 - 6x8"painting with 8x10"mat.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017


For this piece, I toned the watercolour paper with a wash of grey/pink first. I've been wanting to work on toned paper for awhile so, I made it a New Year's Resolution. : )
$80 - 8x10"painting

Monday, January 02, 2017

Sunday, December 18, 2016

last hurrah

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Well, this is the last hurrah, or at least the last still life set up for the year. The group I paint with doesn't reconvene until the new year. Hopefully, I'll set up some small still lifes on my own over the holidays. : )
$80 - 8x10"watercolour painting

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Friday, December 16, 2016

snowy path

Finally! Lots of snow for me to paint! I love painting snow, it's nice and 'contrasty'.
; )
$40 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat

Sunday, December 11, 2016

hand in hand

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$40 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat ready to pop into a frame. 
Here's the drawing I drew while walking down the street. I added lots of watercolour once I got home. : )

Friday, December 09, 2016

past the hot dog stand

The walking while drawing sketches are so fun to do. I just draw what I see, impulsively, and hope it works out. Sometimes it does... sometimes it doesn't. Either way the line is nice and loose. At home, I add fresh watercolour.
; )
5x7"painting with 8x10"mat

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

quiet thought

8x10" watercolour painting

Still pluggin' away and trying to find my place in the world of portraiture!

Saturday, December 03, 2016

past the music shop

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Another walking and drawing sketch with my Micron purple Brush Pen. I really had to keep the wash of watercolour loose to match the line. I love the originality of this kind of drawing. 
$40 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Willow dale Group of Artists Portrait Session

On Tuesday nights, at the Willowdale Group of Artists, the artists pose for each other for 40 minutes each (two sessions of 20). It's a great way to get lots of portrait practise so, if you belong to an art group, I highly recommend this approach. : ) 
Very happy with this one. Just had to touch up the bottom of his beard with pencil line when I got home.

Monday, November 28, 2016

afternoon stroll

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Well, my new Micron purple Brush Pen is now my new favourite drawing tool. Also, I'm revisiting my 'walking while drawing' idea. If people can text and walk, why can't I draw and walk! ; ) 
$40  - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat

Here are some close-ups.

Friday, November 25, 2016

slight smile

A second piece from the same life drawing class earlier this week. I'm trying out new watercolour paper which is still the hot-pressed, but it's from Fabriano. It's good because, as usual, the colours sit on top of the paper however, it really won't take a second wash of colour... So, one wash of colour and get out of there! ; )
8x10" watercolour painting

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

short bangs

I painted this at my last figure drawing class. The model was just wonderful!  
8x10"watercolour painting

Monday, November 21, 2016

great show!

Very happy with how my table looked this year. : ) 

Thanks so much to all those that came by and said Hi. And I'm glad the mid-day rain didn't keep away the steady stream of people, and sales. : ) 
And who knew that my Rudolph X-mas cards would be such a hit. 
See you at the same show next year! : )

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

rosy locks

I couldn't resist choosing this picture from the sketchy app, which provides photos to work from, since her pink hair is so cool!
$30 - 6x8"painting

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Arts and Crafts Sale this Saturday

Come on out and see the many vendors, including me, at this years Arts and Crafts Sale! See all my paintings in real life. ; )
310 Danforth Ave. (at Chester), Toronto
10-5pm  Free!

Friday, November 11, 2016

poppy fields

I painted these poppies this morning for Remembrance Day.
$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

summer reflections

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With all this unseasonal warm weather, I felt like painting a summer scene!
$80 - 8x10"watercolour painting
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Saturday, November 05, 2016

tea and cinnamon

I drew this while enjoying a tea with cinnamon myself. 
$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat
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