Monday, August 18, 2014

bright and breezy


I really enjoyed painting these big bold roses. I named them after the summer we've had, bright and breezy. And now... I'm on vacation. See you in September.
$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

your secret is safe with me


It's nice to have a touch of pattern in a painting. Even if it's painted loosely, like on this little cup, it's a lovely bit of decoration.
$60 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

colour happy

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There wasn't much sunshine on these echinacea so, I went with lots of colour instead! Below is a pic of my paintbox, which sits on my lap. Lots more examples of me using it on my Flickr Page.
$50 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Friday, August 08, 2014

differences aside


Lately I've been working with white objects, mostly flowers, for my daily paintings. The subtle values in the shadows of white are a real challenge. I like adding a strong colour, like the orange here, as a contrast.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat

Thursday, August 07, 2014

dinner, yeah that's right


Here's my ice cream painting for this weeks Daily Paintworks Challenge. It was really fun to do. I kept is as loose and light as possible.
$40 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Monday, August 04, 2014

edge around


Back out there! I love painting at the Toronto Botanical Gardens with the lovely ladies, (well... yesterday it was all ladies) from the Toronto Plein Air Group. Here is a pic of my trusty paintbox which sits on my lap. I may try to do this one larger in studio.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

morning stars

I'm very happy with these backlit flowers and lemon. I'm thinking of having it framed for the next Toronto Watercolour Society Juried Show.
8x10"painting
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

eveything


I put these delicate bunch of pink flowers into a red vase, because I love pink and red together, then had fun splashing Holbein Opera Pink all over the place!
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat
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Friday, July 25, 2014

calling you over


I found this cute jam jar at the farmer's market and the next thing I knew... : )
$90 - 8x10"painting

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

it's what matters

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Flowers are always such a treat, and challenge, to paint. Their shapes are actually quite abstract, yet pleasing.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

that's it

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Lots of close ups of this one at my Etsy Shop WatercoloursbyNora.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

visiting friends

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I have to say, after painting outside a lot lately, it was nice to paint a peaceful still life in a controlled environment.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

over the Humber


When people and cars cross this bridge, over the Humber River, you can just see their little heads and car tops go by.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Monday, July 07, 2014

let's go for a walk


I had a wonderful time yesterday with a new group of artists, called Toronto Urban Sketchers. (Very much like the Toronto Plein-Air Painters.) Painting outside is a blast and I highly recommend trying it!
$50- 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.
Here's a shot of my trusty paintbox.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

tree


I did it! 7 Days of Trees. And now it's your turn... over at The Daily Paintworks Challenge!
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat

Saturday, July 05, 2014

all year round

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This gorgeous tree thinks it's autumn no matter what the calendar says.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Friday, July 04, 2014

shaded

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A couple of cars drove into my tree painting. I guess they wanted a spot in the shade. This is Tree 5 in my 7 Day Challenge. Two more to go...
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

meet ya' there

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Amongst the yellow greens of summer there is always a cool silver tree. Tree painting number 3 of my 7 Day Tree Challenge.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Happy Canada Day!

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 Also, Tree #2 titled "taller" for my 7 Day Tree Challenge.
$30 - 7.5x5"painting

Monday, June 30, 2014

front yard friend


I've been painting outdoors this summer and since there's so much green out there, I've decided to put myself on a 7 Day Tree Challenge. This is Tree 1.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

RAWRR!



I was very inspired this week to do some lion drawings thanks to the Daily Paintworks Challenge. These are done with charcoal pencil on newsprint.

Friday, June 27, 2014

in the lead


I painted this at the Riverdale Farm which is a wonderful farm animal zoo. It used to be the Toronto Zoo and they had a polar bear at the end of this path! Hard to believe now. 
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Portrait of a Lioness


Here's my contribution to this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge!
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat 
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Saturday, June 21, 2014

extra napkins


First ice cream cone of the summer.
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat.
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Thursday, June 19, 2014

sunny but cool


It's been a wonderful sunny but cool summer. So, back outside to paint.
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Saturday, June 14, 2014

with a splash of cranberry juice

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I painted this waterfall at the lovely Toronto Botanical Gardens with the Toronto Plein-Air Painters! I'm so happy that I joined this group since it takes all the intimidation out of painting outdoors.
The camera angle of my paintbox always makes it look like I was super far from the subject, but I wasn't really...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

heap


Back outside for some more plein-air painting. This pile of logs was a real challenge, especially since the sun seemed to disappear just as I got started!
$50 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat
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Sunday, June 08, 2014

casual occasion


Painting on a larger size paper is working out much better than I had thought. I don't know what all the fuss was about, hence the title. Also, I'm not sure why, but I do like flowers on a chair.
$120 - 11x14"painting
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