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…

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

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 fungi

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…