Enjoying Winter Painting

It’s been nostalgic working on a few painting commissions which I want to share in more detail here. A view from my childhood, we visited our friends cottage almost every summer at Lorimer Lake, Ontario. My mum would grab an inner tube, and swim across to the little island and back, while we kids would…

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 homeā€¦ 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,…

happy halloween

Hope all the kiddies out there enjoy a fun and safe halloween! I’ll be at the market, dressed up and painting painting pumpkins, and giving out flying paper bats toys to the daytime trick-or-treaters!

Art at Andrews : Gourds & Ghouls

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…

bats in flight

This was a lot of fun studying bats in flight… they are so different than birds, flying sideways and upside down! This one is a watercolour, 8×10. Bit of fun for Halloween, am working on some bigger silhouettes of bats but not quite there yet. So… I’ve been on Instagram properly for a few weeks…

wild fungi

One of my absolute favourite things to discover in Ontario are the tiny colourful wild mushrooms on the forest floor. I had some fun painting a few this past summer, took a lot of photos to bring home and paint from. This is a little collection I am eager to continue with… once harvest season…

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?

The Park : miniature moose

Having a break from pumpkins, started looking through my recent photos of Algonquin Park to study the trees and water. Enjoyed painting more mini-moose! Part of The Park limited watercolour collection.

a little forest available on etsy

Five new petite watercolours of conifer trees have been added to my limited watercolour collection, The Park. These are all trees I saw and photographed in Algonquin Park, and are little, 5x7inches.

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…