Rain Lake : Day 3 rain and me

On my easel the third day day in Algonquin Park on Rain Lake… did a quick 12×12 acrylic study of the view. Painted on a cool underpainting, working from dark to light. I was just about finished when the clouds opened up and started raining on me. There was nothing I could do about the…

Rain Lake : Day 2

Our second day in Algonquin Park on Rain Lake, was another smooth, glassy day on the water. I did a couple studies of the landscape, and finished up one I started the night before of the scrubby plants along the shore. (Yes those are red leaves, autumn is coming!) After breakfast we did a portage…

Rain Lake : Day 1

Just returned from a beautiful week in Rain Lake, Algonquin Park… the weather was the best we have ever had. Still, glassy water. Any breeze was at our backs most times we paddled. Was a 4km paddle to our cabin with two canoes. Took a lot of photos, and had some gorgeous mornings painting outside….

Kearney Lilypad Walk

When in the little town of Kearney, Ontario, I love to walk along the boardwalk through the pickerel weed, look at the lily pads and try to spot turtles. Had a chance today to do a painted study of the view. I will be bringing it with me this Saturday to my art stand at…

art sale sat aug 14

Update : This event has finished and was an enjoyable day painting out in the sun… loved meeting everyone who came to say hi, and was pleased my paintings found so many new homes. There are a few left available on my Etsy shop… and my paintbrush hasn’t stopped, so check back for new artwork!…

The Park – August collection

For the second time this summer, I am releasing a collection of twelve petite watercolours inspired by Algonquin Park. This set is more detailed, and I’ve enjoyed spending some time studying moose and trees… all actual trees in The Park. I will be delivering them to Nostalgia Antiques this Saturday (as well as four special…

painting demo at Nostalgia Antiques

Save the date! Nostalgia Antiques is hosting me as visiting artist on Saturday August 14th. I will be set up and painting en plein air outside their gorgeous shop during opening hours, where they will have my new artwork (part of The Park limited watercolour series) available in store that day. I will also have…

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.7 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…