portage on mccraney lake

This summer was the launch of my new watercolour series, The Park, inspired by the rugged landscapes of Algonquin Park. Some painted from the canoe, others back at home… from the biggest tree to the smallest clump of moss, I just love painting it! Now that access to the park is limited in the winter,…

last autumn market

This weekend I will be a vendor at the Autumn at Andrews market at Andrews Scenic Acres. As well as my autumn trees, landscapes, toads, bats, and pumpkins, I will be bringing these new acrylic paintings framed in reclaimed wood. I have been making the most of some gorgeous little pumpkins I picked up there…

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 &…

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…

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…

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…

Santa-My-Grandpa No. 1

The idea of turning a grandpa into Santa is one that’s been rattling around for a while, so was nice to give it a go. Grandpa’s come in all shapes and sizes… and so should Santas! This is my go at turning my Dad into Santa! Check out my work in progress… Materials : Liquitex Pro…

Our little meadow

I have been wanting to try this for a while… a study of a landscape in early spring, before anything starts to grow after the winter thaw. Then each week or so, add to the painting whatever has grown in that scene… so in the end, its a painting of everything blooming at once. So,…