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…

raspberry sprigs

A few weeks ago I visited Andrews Farm in Milton, Ontario… they’ve a gorgeous raspberry patch, and loved the hunt of finding the best raspberries hiding under the shade of the leaves. Later I enjoyed studying the photos I took to create five different illustrated compositions of raspberries on branches. I love how the branches…

green acorns

On my autumn trend, today I am painting green acorns… cheeky squirrels are breaking off branches and haven’t quite collected all the acorns from the ground, so I’ve got some beautiful branches to study. I have painted this twice now, because as the branch ages it changes… I like how the leaves shrivel as they…

pumpkin trio watercolour demo

I think pumpkins need to be with friends! A variation on my pumpkin portraits are these pumpkin trios, done in watercolour and pencil on paper. I got organized and took a stop animation so you can watch below and see how I work!

study of dahlias

Visited Andrews Farm & Winery last weekend, and the vast field of dahlias was stunning! Brought a bouquet home and enjoyed doing a study of them in acrylic on canvas. Did a little stop animation video of the work in progress, so you can see it come together. (I always find these videos a combination…

pumpkin on teal

This pie pumpkin sat very still for me to paint its portrait. It was delicious. It’s the most “serious” pumpkin in my petite pumpkin patch of artwork. Now available on Etsy.

mini moose

Having a break from pumpkins, started looking through my recent photos of Algonquin Park to study the trees and water. Enjoyed painting more mini-moose! Part of The Park limited watercolour collection.

pumpkin portraits

I enjoyed taking more time with these watercolour studies of pie pumpkins, affectionately called pumpkin portraits… I love that each pumpkin is unique, wide, round, wonky with spots, their curly stems like a crazy hairstyle! I’m ending up with a bit of a watercolour pumpkin patch! Now available on Etsy for Thanksgiving and Halloween! On…