Sunday, August 30, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

within walking distance

This donkey looked so peaceful, walking along enjoying his day, that I just had to paint him. I got the photo from the awesome WetCanvas reference library.
$80 - 8x10"painting

Saturday, August 22, 2015

tea party

I love this Asian tea pot in real life as much as I loved painting it! It was fun to do the little blue scenes on it. I also got a little creative with the way I cut the orange. I'm really enjoying adding so much 'stuff' to my still life set ups lately.
$80 - 8x10"painting

Thursday, August 20, 2015

follow your heart

Tulips move a lot, mostly in a drooping fashion, under a hot spotlight. Still, I had a great time painting these changing flowers.
$80 - 8x10"painting
close ups -

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

at home together

Back from vacation and finding some time to paint! I enjoyed working with lots and lots of flowers today.
$80 - 8x10"painting

Friday, August 14, 2015

Bayview Watercolour Society

A few evenings ago, I did a Watercolour Demo for the Bayview Watercolour Society. First I spoke about my work as a daily painter, then about learning to draw from life drawing sessions and finally about being an urban sketcher. After the break I painted a small still life set up, which you can see in the bottom right.
Great wonderful intimate group. Thanks to everyone that attended!

Monday, August 10, 2015

sketchers enjoying the moment

Spent the day with the Toronto Urban Sketchers at an old downtown building, that is about to be demolished. The organizer of the group is putting together a book of our paintings, based on disappearing landmarks in Toronto. It's kind of a sad subject, but an important one.
$30 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

late run


Back from a wonderful loooonnggg vacation during one of the most fantastic summer's ever! It's been sunny with a cool breeze almost every day. Even the adorable dogs along the Humber River are enjoying it!
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Saturday, July 18, 2015


This one was a real blast to paint! I had to be very careful with placement and the amount of splatters and blobs!
I'm off for the rest of July! I may blog from vacation but if not, see you in August!
$60 - 8x10"painting

Thursday, July 16, 2015


click here to buy

Continuing with my abstract art and really enjoying it! I always draw first then add watercolour paint however, this style has me jumping between drawing and painting... painting and drawing... just mixing it up.
$60 - 8x10"painting
close ups - 

Monday, July 13, 2015


My first abstract painting! I felt it was time to delve into this aspect of art.
$60 - 8x10"painting
close ups - 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

wild cards

a few close ups...
Still trying to keep my drawing loose-goosey and impressionistic... This is another one from the Toronto Botanical Gardens.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

fallen tree

My aim for this piece was to keep the line and brush work as expressive as possible. This was done at the awesome Toronto Botanical Gardens when I didn't plan on being there, but was prepared to paint just in case!
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015



This little eyeshadow case that I converted into a watercolour palette is wonderful. It really enables me to sit and paint anywhere and at any time. 
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat
Here is the location picture -

Saturday, July 04, 2015

open into

Another painting from Riverdale Farm, my new favourite place to paint.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.
And the on site photo...

Thursday, July 02, 2015

pizza oven...mmm!


I spent the day at the lovely Riverdale Farm which was originally the Toronto Zoo. This lovely stone pizza oven heats up yummy pizzas on Sundays at noon!
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"matt.
Here I am on site painting it with my eyeshadow case watercolour kit.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Sketchbook Project

Here are a few pages from my sketchbook that I made for The Sketchbook Project. It is an art gallery in Brooklyn, New York that has sketchbooks from all over the world, from floor to ceiling. Proud to be part of it. Also, they have a bookmobile for the sketchbooks to travel the world! Here's the link to my sketchbook, all 30 pages! Big thanks to those that click on it. : )

Wednesday, June 24, 2015



This week's Daily Paintwork's Reflections Challenge. It was nice to paint a landscape for a change, and a moody sky too. : )
$40 - 5x7"watercolour painting

Tuesday, June 23, 2015