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…

Nostalgia Antiques : Pop-Up Art Sale and Demo

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…

The Landing

Another in my Upcycled Vintage Art series… this was a print on board, beautifully framed, given to me by a friend to “do something with.” The original painting was by H. Robert. I enjoyed brightening up the sky with a peachy pink sunset, adding highlights on the stonework, and added in a giant octopus crawling…

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…

Rain Lake : paddling and painting

Before and after working on a small acrylic painting, I paddled with my daughter around the first bays of Rain Lake we stopped and painted in a cove of waterlilies, and later in a grassy creek. The paddle back was the best, with the wind in our backs we just drifted and painted quickly before…

The Park : Watercolours at Nostalgia Antiques

This morning I delivered my limited collection of watercolours (titled The Park) to Nostalgia Antiques in Kearney, Ontario. I was thrilled by how warmly the paintings have been received. Since this morning, all but one has sold… and the shop is not even open for sales until Thursday! (Update : all the paintings have sold!)…

Kearney : paddling and painting

Was a lovely sunny day in Kearney, and I managed to seize the moment for a solo canoe voyage out on Mirror Bay, to enjoy a little painting time outside. Was pretty calm conditions for painting in the canoe, but I did drift along and have to paddle back to where I started so I…