green acorns

On my autumn trend, today I am painting green acorns… cheeky squirrels are breaking off branches and haven’t quite collected all the acorns from the ground, so I’ve got some beautiful branches to study. I have painted this twice now, because as the branch ages it changes… I like how the leaves shrivel as they…

pumpkin trio watercolour demo

I think pumpkins need to be with friends! A variation on my pumpkin portraits are these pumpkin trios, done in watercolour and pencil on paper. I got organized and took a stop animation so you can watch below and see how I work! Available on Etsy and in my watercolour pumpkin patch, soon to be…

mini 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.

pumpkin portraits

I enjoyed taking more time with these watercolour studies of pie pumpkins, affectionately called pumpkin portraits… I love that each pumpkin is unique, wide, round, wonky with spots, their curly stems like a crazy hairstyle! I’m ending up with a bit of a watercolour pumpkin patch! Now available on Etsy for Thanksgiving and Halloween! On…

pumpkins!

Ok, I’m excited about my pie pumpkin illustrations! Last year, I painted “pumpkin portraits” of our autumn produce. I loved how different each fruit was. (Yes, pumpkins are fruit… they are technically berries!) So, it’s still summery and beautiful outside today, and on my easel today are pumpkins. Lots… and lots… of pumpkins! Check them…

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.

Autumn in Algonquin

Now available, The Park – Autumn collection. Featuring framed original petite watercolours of flame red maples & golden birches… and the occasional photo bombing moose! Drop me a line if you want to pre-order, otherwise you can find them on Etsy.

Rain Lake : Day 6 watercolour

Before I started working on the acrylic painting affectionately called “Before Breakie,” I did a little watercolour study of the same scene.

Rain Lake : Day 4 fog

So this was the view from our cabin at 7:30am… fog! Day 4 in Rain Lake, Algonquin Park. I was meant to paddle out with my daughters to the landing in time to meet friends… but decided to delay until the fog lifted a little instead of paddling blind. I could see about 30m out,…

Rain Lake : Day 3 watercolour

Before I started the acrylic I did a little watercolour study of the same scene, as with it being overcast and early morning, everything was quite blue and cool tones. Was our “worst weather,” a few scattered showers which drove us inside to play cards for a couple hours. A welcome rest after the big…