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!

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…

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…

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.


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.

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…