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,…

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…

pumpkin on teal

This pie pumpkin sat very still for me to paint its portrait. It was delicious. It’s the most “serious” pumpkin in my petite pumpkin patch of artwork. Now available on Etsy.

Rain Lake : Day 6 after dinner

Last on my easel during our camping trip to Rain Lake in Algonquin Park this summer… 12×12 acrylic study of the view to the west of the cabin. I painted it on a canvas I had primed with blue, and I had used that canvas to wipe off excess paint… giving it interesting texture and…

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 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…