|In the Studio, 16x20 oil|
September 28, 2016
September 26, 2016
September 22, 2016
|Erica, 16x16 oil|
September 14, 2016
|Daydreams and Butterflies, 12x18 oil|
This is a painting of a wonderful little girl I met during one of my recent shows. Somehow, even at such a young age, she exudes personality.
Yesterday I posted the invitation to my upcoming show. Did you manage to spot the error? I don't know how many people had seen it, or how many times I scoured it for mistakes before I posted it, and still the mistake went unnoticed. So here it is again, can you spot any errors? I hope not because there was only one and it's not there anymore :)
September 13, 2016
I'm excited about this upcoming show that Carol Sanders and I have been preparing for. I love painting people. I feel that if you take all the challenges of painting still life as well as painting en plein air, they will never equal the trials and triumphs of painting people.
Over the next week or so, as I put the final brush strokes on the almost finished paintings, I will try to remember to post them after I take photos.
August 26, 2016
|The Old Houses of ile aux Marins, 10x8 oil|
I've just spent the last couple of weeks on holiday with my husband. We drove across eastern Canada and flew over to St Pierre et Miquelon from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Luckily we have family in St Pierre who are always willing to give us a tour around the island. We took the boat from St Pierre to ile aux Marins a few times as well, where I managed to squeeze in time to paint. We were extremely lucky with the weather having only a couple of the typical maritime foggy, rainy days. I only wish we could have stayed longer.
July 28, 2016
July 19, 2016
|Day Trip, 24x12 oil|
Last weekend I took this painting, (not quite dry), to show and sell at the Guelph Art on the Street Show. It was carefully placed on top of the boxes in the car for the hour long drive. It was a gorgeous day...not too hot, a nice breeze blowing, the sun shining... perfect. There were a lot of people enjoying the day, and purchasing art. I could not have asked for a more perfect day. In fact some one had offered to purchase this painting but was trying to haggle with me to lower the price, hmmm. While packing up at the end of the day I had placed this painting on the roof of the car to keep it out of harms way. I'm sure it was dry to touch by then, but didn't want to chance it. After unpacking the car and putting some things away I realized that I didn't have this painting!!! The last place seen was on top of the car. Can you believe it? I knew better than to put the painting on the car but was tired when packing up and completely forgot about it. I don't know how far we traveled before it flew off the car, but I doubt it would have survived without being damaged.
Live and learn.
July 12, 2016
July 06, 2016
|Still Brewing, 8x8 oil|