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…

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…

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…

paddling and painting

Was a lovely sunny day in Kearney, and I managed to seize the moment for a solo canoe voyage out on Mirror Bay, to enjoy a little painting time outside. Was pretty calm conditions for painting in the canoe, but I did drift along and have to paddle back to where I started so I…

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,…

Work in Progress | Mumbai Waterfront

This painting has been evolving over the last eleven years and is not quite finished. While visiting Mumbai, I took a photo of the waterfront… I was just amazed/shocked at the debris and rubbish that had washed up on the shore. It was ugly-beautiful, textural, and I thought it would be fun to paint. It…