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 collection 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!)…

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…

Rain Lake no.1 acrylic

I really love painting landscapes with acrylic, and was happy to have time to work on a scene of the property at the cabin on Rain Lake. I like to work on a canvas primed with a bright colour (this one was aqua), just gives the landscape a little zing of colour. You can watch…

New Youtube Channel

Just launched a Youtube channel where I will post videos of me painting. Now you can watch paint dry… literally! My daughter gave me the nudge to put these up on Youtube, I feel very lucky to have her input… even if it does make me feel old! The first videos couple are at normal…

The Park

Now available, a limited watercolour series sharing my love of “The Park.” Each scene is an original, signed watercolour painting, inspired by my portages in Algonquin Park.

sneaky peek at little paintings

I am working on a collection of small watercolour artworks inspired by small moments in nature from outdoors Ontario. Last summer I “collected” wild mushrooms by photographing them, it’s amazing the varieties on the forest floor! The tiny framed original paintings will be available soon in my Etsy shop, I will post here when they…

Thermal Energy illustrations

These are the most recent illustrations I did for Scholastic Education’s  BC Let’s Do Science, Thermal Energy magazine. The magazine is very good print quality, should stand up to lots of students using it as they learn about thermal energy! For these two illustrations I used acrylic on illustration board, which gives nice smooth texture and…

Wind, Water & Ice illustrations

Another magazine has come back from print, and was fun to see how Scholastic Education used my illustrations in their How Wind, Water and Ice Change the Land magazine. It is part of the BC Let’s Do Science materials for kids.   Illustrating the process of how ice can crack and split rocks was fun……

Let’s Do Science Poster

Very pleased with how the finished poster turned out for Scholastic Education’s British Columbia Let’s Do Science : Light & Sound. I had the fun of illustrating these four images, the team at Scholastic is fantastic to work with, always providing constructive direction and feedback. I was able to call on both my time living…