Saturday, June 11, 2016

French Model small acrylic sketch

No live model for this small acrylic painting in my sketchbook. "French Model". A mannequin left over from my boutique a few years ago.

Ft McMurray Winter Sunrise acrylic 6x18 nches

small acrylic painting of a March sunrise outside the kitchen window in Ft McMurray..... a stunning red and orange. Spooky that it only reminds me of and strongly resembles fire.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Painting a mini version "My Favourite Marsh"

Mini painting of a larger one I did a couple of years ago. doing or trying a more dry brush technique in acrylic 6 x 12 inches.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Bell Island Ferry Newfoundland painting

24x48 commission painting - acrylic -Dec 2015 "Last Trip of the Day -Bell Island, NFLD"

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Acrylic paintings commissioned in January 2016

Golfing Buddies - acrylic on canvas 11x14 
 from a photo
Boy On A Dock - acrylic on canvas 16x20

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

"One Dozen Canoes" Aug 15th acrylic commission painting

detail of 18 x 24 inch acrylic on canvas painting. A commission for the wedding photographers for my son and daughter-in-law's wedding on Aug 15th, 2015.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sculpture?......July branch sculptures.

My solution for a privacy screen and saving money. Ran out of railing and not worth another $75.00 plus a trip to the lumber yard.  The maple branches were free and no shortage of paint.
The railing and privacy screen was inspiration for a totem of cedar branches and small logs "Painting Trees" 8 ft high........ while using up some odds and ends of spray paint from the garage that were going to the hazardous waste site.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

a hand painted sign......Blue Horses on barn board

24 x 48 inches oil on primed barnboard......a handpainted sign for my brother's organic farm in Coe Hill, Ont.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

:Holy Crap! Here Comes That Really Fast Dog!" oil SOLD

Posted a  detail of this painting previously. It sold at the Annual Juried Show at the Art Gallery of Bancroft this May 2015. It was so much fun to I couldn't stop laughing or smiling at that fast dog who just loved to work with the sheep.  And the sheep were hilarious because they didn't know what was going to happen next! My inspiration came from photos I took at a highland games sheepdog event.

Summer Birch large oil painting

Oil painting and birch tree study from my favourite beach at Diamond on a beach towel in the sand and looking up through the leaves at the blue blue sky.                                           "Summer Birch"  24x48 inches oil on canvas. A "blue dot" on this one in the May 2015 Annual Juried Show at the Art Gallery of Bancroft.

A Cat Portrait in acrylic

A cat portrait "His Royal Highness" 16x20 acrylic on wood panel painted as a gift to my son and future is a portrait of their cat with character and attitude.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Damask Rose - 30x40 inch oil painting SOLD

Another big flower image. I so enjoyed the last ones I did in the summer.

The Face of Eve

40x40 inch oil on canvas painting.....still being inspired by Italy trip! Researching Michelangelo and Sistine Chapel. Loved doing this on canvas by the metre pinned on the wall with so many thoughts of Michelangelo and his work at the time with many social, political and religious influences....and working/painting in a fresco method.

A Really Fast Dog! - detail of oil painting SOLD

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Chair Portrait - acrylic painting

An old chair with character. Dec 2014 acrylic painting approx 20x30 inches.

SOLD "The Birch Tree" acrylic painting.... 1st work of 2015.

My latest treescape "The Birch Tree" Acrylic on canvas 16x40 inches. A larger version of a previous painting/thumbnail from Sept. 2013.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

My Travel Photos Inspire Me!

"Lunchspot in the Shade - Avignon, France" 12x36 inches acrylic on canvas
"How to Shop in Rome"  24x24 inches -  acrylic on basswood panel

Monday, September 22, 2014

a few new works for fun

 "the light inside and so dark outside" acrylic
 "upcycled chair and fabric" new props for the studio tour set up
 Orange Mannequin - acrylic
 Nightscape  - acrylic

September works for Bancroft and Area Studio Tour

"serenity" oil
"Autumn Haze" acrylic
 revisiting an older painting and painting it again "winter beech leaves" acrylic SOLD
 "the marsh" (sold)

It was time to add some new small works.....because beginning October it will be time for me to do a "serious" body of work by choosing to explore something either a new or appealing to me technique and/or subject matter.

canoes (sold)
york river willow
 "granny smiths" acrylic realism
 snow on the branches (sold)
 401 poplars

 late afternoon light at Baptisite lake
 "Bordeaux sky" feeling cold in January so this one warmed me up.

Monday, September 1, 2014

SOLD .......5x7 thumbnail sketch for marsh painting

5x7 inch acrylic on canvas......working out the ideas for a larger painting

"Knights and horses"..... studies in oil (burnt umber)

detail of "horse and knight study" in burnt umber

24 x 48 inch oil on stretched canvas.
 Attended the Bracebridge Highland Games on Aug 16, 2014. Inspiration from the display of jousting.
24 x 48 inch oil on stretched canvas "Jousting....Let the Games Begin"

Friday, July 11, 2014

Oil Painting #2 in the style of Georgia O'Keefe "3 Roses"

60 x 10 inches oil on canvas and the 2nd painting after Georgia O"Keefe.

Friday, June 27, 2014

In the style of Georgia O"Keefe "The Bouquet" ....going big!

"The Bouquet - in the style of Georgia O"Keefe"  a 60 x 38 inch OIL painting on canvas pinned to the studio wall, for now, until it is ready for some glazing to push the colours even more.

Pidgeons on the Old Bridge, Bancroft, Ont. - a June acrylic painting

 Detail images of a 36x36 inch acrylic painting of the residents of the old bridge on Bridge Street in Bancroft, Ontario sun bathing on a winter day. Hope they find the new bridge to their liking.