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,…