The Landing

Another in my Quirky Upcycled Art series… this was a print on board, beautifully framed, given to me by a friend to “do something with.” I enjoyed brightening up the sky with a peachy pink sunset, adding highlights on the stonework, and added in a giant octopus crawling out and among the people. The original…

Scarlette Point No.1 painting en plein air

Something about being up North makes me wake up early! Which is great for painting as the light is gorgeous. I had an hour to myself before everyone was up so spent it sitting on the dock painting a study of trees (12×12 acrylic on canvas) at Scarlette Point where we stayed… formerly Poplar Point…

Rain Lake no.2 painting en plein air

Was a gorgeous day today, so went into The Park with my hubby and kids. Have wanted to paint en plein air at Algonquin for ages, so nice to have a go! Was a bit breezy on Rain Lake which made paddling in and holding still to paint quite challenging! While there I painted a…

Rain Lake : paddling and painting

Before and after working on a small acrylic painting, I paddled with my daughter around the first bays of Rain Lake we stopped and painted in a cove of waterlilies, and later in a grassy creek. The paddle back was the best, with the wind in our backs we just drifted and painted quickly before…

The Park collection at Nostalgia Antiques

This morning I delivered my limited collection of watercolours (titled The Park) to Nostalgia Antiques in Kearney, Ontario. I was thrilled by how warmly the paintings have been received. Since this morning, all but one has sold… and the shop is not even open for sales until Thursday! (Update : all the paintings have sold!)…

paddling and painting

Was a lovely sunny day in Kearney, and I managed to seize the moment for a solo canoe voyage out on Mirror Bay, to enjoy a little painting time outside. Was pretty calm conditions for painting in the canoe, but I did drift along and have to paddle back to where I started so I…

Rain Lake no.1 acrylic

I really love painting landscapes with acrylic, and was happy to have time to work on a scene of the property at the cabin on Rain Lake. I like to work on a canvas primed with a bright colour (this one was aqua), just gives the landscape a little zing of colour. You can watch…

New Youtube Channel

Just launched a Youtube channel where I will post videos of me painting. Now you can watch paint dry… literally! My daughter gave me the nudge to put these up on Youtube, I feel very lucky to have her input… even if it does make me feel old! The first videos couple are at normal…

The Park

Now available, a limited watercolour series sharing my love of “The Park.” Each scene is an original, signed watercolour painting, inspired by my portages in Algonquin Park.

sneaky peek at little paintings

I am working on a collection of small watercolour artworks inspired by small moments in nature from outdoors Ontario. Last summer I “collected” wild mushrooms by photographing them, it’s amazing the varieties on the forest floor! The tiny framed original paintings will be available soon in my Etsy shop, I will post here when they…