wild mushrooms

Just put the finishing touches on my new watercolour collection… Wild Mushrooms! Fungi fact, (sorry, I couldn’t resist!), these Blackening Waxcap mushrooms start off tiny and vibrant red, and as they mature they change colour to reddy orange, then blacken to a deep black and fan out in shape as they reach maturity. Inspired by…

portage on mccraney lake

This summer was the launch of my new watercolour series, The Park, inspired by the rugged landscapes of Algonquin Park. Some painted from the canoe, others back at homeā€¦ from the biggest tree to the smallest clump of moss, I just love painting it! Now that access to the park is limited in the winter,…

Art at Andrews : market day

Was a fun way to finish off the autumn season at Andrews Scenic Acres by painting outdoors and joining in as a vendor at the Ghosts & Ghouls Market. What made it the best was having our friends & family come to support us, dress up in costumes, and hang out for the day. So…

happy halloween

Hope all the kiddies out there enjoy a fun and safe halloween! I’ll be at the market, dressed up and painting painting pumpkins, and giving out flying paper bats toys to the daytime trick-or-treaters!

last autumn market

This weekend I will be a vendor at the Autumn at Andrews market at Andrews Scenic Acres. As well as my autumn trees, landscapes, toads, bats, and pumpkins, I will be bringing these new acrylic paintings framed in reclaimed wood. I have been making the most of some gorgeous little pumpkins I picked up there…

autumn trees

We are right in the middle of autumn here in Ontario, and I’ve enjoyed making the most of painting local trees changing colour. Have been taking time-lapse videos of a few of them, here are some quick links to them on my YouTube channel, as well as a longer watercolour tutorial (pls forgive the audio…

Art at Andrews : Dahlias in Autumn

This past weekend I was one of the vendors at Autumn at Andrews market, organized by The Mom Market Collective and located at the beautiful Andrews Scenic Acres. Was WINDY and COLD to say the least, which made it exciting… but made it a little challenging to do my painting demo! Even with my easel…

bats in flight

This was a lot of fun studying bats in flight… they are so different than birds, flying sideways and upside down! This one is a watercolour, 8×10. Bit of fun for Halloween, am working on some bigger silhouettes of bats but not quite there yet. So… I’ve been on Instagram properly for a few weeks…

autumn toad

So… having a little break from landscapes! I love, love LOVE toads! This illustration was painted from a photo of my pet toad Gimli, who I had for two years. Best pet, he loved crickets! More to come… I photographed a gorgeous, spotty enormous toad this past weekend I’m eager to paint, too! This is…

Painting Autumn : Under the Umbrella

This is a little painting I did in the early afternoon en plein air at Groom Lake, Kearney, ON… partway through it started to rain, and my husband held an umbrella up for me until I finished working. Really pleased with this one, and it was a nice memory working on it together… though it’s…