December 06, 2016

Measuring Up, 16x16 oil

Measuring Up, 16x16 oil

Apples, apples and more apples.  I have so many apples in my fridge at the moment; I better start baking.  Good thing Christmas is just around the corner.

December 03, 2016

One a Day, 24x30 oil

One a Day, 24x30 oil

December is here already!  I'm looking forward to Christmas and all the hustle and bustle that comes with it.  I've hung my final show of the year, (contented sigh), at the Good Earth Wine and Food Co., (goodearthwineandfoodco.com).  I've been so busy getting ready for the show that I haven't had the luxury to just sit here at my computer and write my blog.  

I am super pleased with this painting, 'One a Day'.  Every time I look at it I smile.  Shiny, fresh beautiful apples, just washed, sitting on a tea towel, so simple. but says so much.  It stirs up wonderful memories of picking apples as a child, or my mom's fantastic apple pies.  


November 29, 2016

Fresh Ingredients, 20x24 oil

Fresh Ingredients, 20x24 oil

Just a thought...I wonder how many people would become vegetarian if they had to catch and kill their own meat?

November 21, 2016

Season of Sprouts, 24x12 oil

Season of Sprouts, 24x12 oil

This past Saturday was our last day to pick up our farm shares.  I'm going to miss this weekly visit to the market.  Over the last few months it has become a bit of a tradition to stop at the market, pick up our veggies, perhaps some honey and maybe some flowers or other items we may need, then head down the street to browse the shops with the final destination being the coffee shop.  A nice way start the weekend.      

November 18, 2016

Then There were Five, 12x6 oil

Then There were Five, 12x6 oil
A special treat!  I love the brightly coloured macaron cookies!  They're not only fun to paint, but each colour is a different flavour, combined with a complimentary favoured creme in the middle.   It's hard to just have one.  

November 14, 2016

Food for Thought, 12x12 oil SOLD

Food for Thought, 12x12 oil

The gorgeous red-orange colour of a ripe persimmon makes the fruit look so tempting.  According to old folklore, almanac.com the seed can tell you what kind of winter it will be, Predicting Weather Using a...

November 09, 2016

Passion for Persimmons, 12x6 oil

Passion for Persimmons, 12x6 oil

Last weekend was the Burlington Studio Tour.  We couldn't ask for a better weekend!  The weather was amazing, so many people attended the tour.  Thank you :)  ...and now if my house could stay this clean until Christmas that would be perfect!

Many of you were asking about upcoming shows.  I have two more shows coming up this year, one is at a private function in Guelph on November 23, and the other is at the Good Earth Food and Wine Co. in Beamsville, where my art will be up for the month of December.  
  

November 04, 2016

November 02, 2016

Please Hang Up and Try Your Call Again, 24x12 oil SOLD

Please Hang Up and Try Your Call Again, 24x12 oil

Happy November...already!  These past few weeks have been crazy!  It's nice to be busy, but being TOO busy is not any fun.  It's all about balance right?  

Here is my latest painting, (I love that old black phone!), just in time for the studio tour.  November 5 & 6 is the annual Burlington Studio Tour, artinaction.ca.   This is my 5th year in the tour and it looks like it's going to be a great weekend.  I will be in my own studio, along with a stained glass artist, Siobhan Lynch, and a printmaker, Alison Sawatzky.  

October 12, 2016

Away, 12x12 oil SOLD

Away, 12x12 oil

Here is my final painting of this series.   The beautiful twist of this oak leaf reminds me of how dramatic and extreme nature can be.  

Here they are all together:
 
Found Fading Away