Monday, 21 November 2016

It has been such a long time since I have posted any of my work. My pre-New Years resolution is to keep up to date with my website and social media. That is a difficult resolution for me to keep, all I want to do is paint. This is why I am starting before the New Year. So wish me luck!
Here is a painting that is part of a series of  'Scrabble' paintings. The Scrabble game came from my Mother-In-Law and is an older one with the wooden tiles. They are fun paintings to do and the reactions and memories from people that view them are great!

Double Word Score
12" x 12"
Oil on Canvas

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Gallery 402 Show

I will be showing my small works at Gallery 402 in Toronto, Ontario December 4th through the 14th.  I am showing with fine artist Don Graves and wood turning artisan George Wilkinson.  We are having an opening reception on Wednesday, December 4th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Anyone who is in the area please stop by to join us for a glass of wine and meet the artists.

We titled the show Nature's Full Circle.  We thought our work represented Nature in it's raw, true form with Don Grave's landscape paintings, what Nature bears is represented in my still life paintings, and the recycling of Nature's fallen trees in George Wilkinson's wood turning pieces.

Monday, 30 September 2013

A Cause for Celebration

5" x 7"
Oil on Gessoboard
The last day for Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Painting Challenge.  I thought a celebration cupcake would be well suited for the occasion.  As well it is my birthday today so more reason for celebration.  I had a great day today and finished it off this evening by painting my cupcake.  It has been fun the past month!

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Bowl of Boscs

5 " x 7"
Oil on Gessoboard

Day 29 of Leslie Saeta's Painting Challenge.  The second to last day.  Another weekend with too much to do so I had to squeeze the painting time in.  I have painted this pottery bowl in pastel before and could capture the texture very well.  I found it difficult to do it with oil in one sitting because of the wetness of the oils.  I will probably go back to this one once it dries and work on the bowl a bit.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Slice of Lemon

3" x 4"
Oil on Cradled Wood Panel

Day 28 of the Painting Challenge.  This one was a challenge for me.  I haven't painted anything this small before.  I think I bought the small board to do a Christmas ornament a number of years ago but didn't use it.  It was sitting on the shelf for ages so I thought I would give it a try.  I would have liked some brushes that were a bit smaller, it got quite frustrating to work with.  Larger size from now on.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Lemon Yellow

5" x 7"
Oil on Gessoboard

Day 27 of Leslie Saeta's Painting Challenge.  Only three more to go.  I really do enjoy doing these and they have become a warm up for working on larger paintings.  When I work on small pieces I don't feel the same hesitation that I feel when working on a larger piece.  If a small painting doesn't work out, it's no big deal.  If a larger painting isn't working I feel I am wasting materials and time.  Working on a small painting before moving to a larger piece allows me to loosen up and relax.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Cherry Perfume

6" x 8"
Oil on Canvas

Day 26 of the painting challenge.  It is getting down to the final few.  I am hoping to continue to paint regularly but not daily.  I don't want painting to be a chore.  Also, I find I am not spending as much time with a painting as I would like.  I will probably go back to a number of the pieces I have done over the past month and add some more to them.  With the oil paint I would like to give it a chance to dry before I add final details and trying to finish one each day means that the paint is too wet to add any details.