Painting Autumn : Across the Lake

After the early morning painting, I had time to do another from a slightly different view. Felt authentically autumn with leaves falling into my water bucket and on my canvas as I worked. I was very pleased with this little acrylic painting… and then disaster struck! It was threatening to rain, so when finished I…

Painting Autumn : Early Morning

This past weekend my hubby & I went away camping for the weekend to enjoy autumn painting & fishing. Was a bit of a disaster weather wise, with it being rainy most of the time… but had a few dry patches to get out on the lake and do both. (Discovered it isn’t so easy…

Art at Andrews : A Gathering of Pumpkins

This is a second little acrylic on canvas I painted en plein air at Andrews Farm & Winery. I brought a picnic blanket to sit on and paint from, so parked myself beside a beautiful bunch of big pumpkins. I painted it on a canvas I had primed with yellow-orange, as you can see from the…

Art at Andrews : Dahlias

This is a little acrylic on canvas I painted en plein air at Andrews Farm & Winery. It was an overcast day, cool and wet… I brought a picnic blanket to sit on and paint from, but quickly realized the best view was from a standing position. So I basically held my little canvas &…

painting autumn in ontario

I’ve been a little quiet on posting as I’ve been busy painting autumn and getting ready for the market at Andrews Scenic Acres this month. Custom framed in reclaimed wood, these acrylic on board pieces are rustic and colourful, just like autumn. I will be bringing these new acrylic & watercolour pieces to the market…

wild mushroom watercolours

One of my absolute favourite things to discover in Ontario are the tiny colourful wild mushrooms on the forest floor. I had some fun painting a few this past summer, took a lot of photos to bring home and paint from. This is a little collection I am eager to continue with… once harvest season…

Cinderella Pumpkin on Teal

Bit of a change from orange pumpkins, this gorgeous Cinderella pumpkin is from Andrews Farm & Winery. I’ve a few more canvases and pumpkins with curly tops waiting their turn to be painted this week… any special requests for background colour?

Pumpkin on Magenta

With the season gradually turning to autumn, I’ve loved seeing the pumpkin harvest appear at our local markets… this little pie pumpkin sat very nicely for its portrait! Acrylic on canvas, like my landscapes I work quickly to keep details loose and painterly. My goal isn’t to make a perfect photographic representation of the subject…

autumn art inspired by the park

Autumn is here! I just finished up eight new mini-moose watercolours for Nostalgia Antiques, a gorgeous little shop in the biggest little town of Kearney, Ontario! Inspired by my time in Algonquin Park, these are available only as original watercolours, not prints. They tend to sell out quickly at Nostalgia, but don’t fret if you…

dahlia bloom

I had a lot of fun painting this bigger piece today & yesterday… I took a lot of photos of the dahlia fields at Andrews Farm a couple weeks back, and have been itching to have a go painting from them as inspiration. Tried to be conscious of not over working the whole thing, leaving…