Rain Lake : Day 6 before breakie

On my easel the sixth day day in Algonquin Park on Rain Lake… a last 12×12 acrylic study of the view. Painted on a canvas I had primed with purple, you can see the flecks of purple colours poking through.

Rain Lake : Day 5 hello loon

On my easel the fifth day day in Algonquin Park on Rain Lake… did another 12×12 acrylic study of the view. Painted on a canvas I had primed with a bright colour, then used up old bits of paint on to give it some more texture and colour before painting the landscape on top. You…

Rain Lake : Day 4 fog

So this was the view from our cabin at 7:30am… fog! Day 4 in Rain Lake, Algonquin Park. I was meant to paddle out with my daughters to the landing in time to meet friends… but decided to delay until the fog lifted a little instead of paddling blind. I could see about 30m out,…

Rain Lake : Day 3 watercolour

Before I started the acrylic I did a little watercolour study of the same scene, as with it being overcast and early morning, everything was quite blue and cool tones. Was our “worst weather,” a few scattered showers which drove us inside to play cards for a couple hours. A welcome rest after the big…

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…