Saturday, 31 December 2016

KITTY CAT

6 x 8 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$85.00

I haven't painted a cat for some time, I was searching my photos and loved how the light was on part of the cats face.  I used indian yellow and transparent oxide brown for the underpainting.  I am trying to be even more loose with my style, this painting has very messy strokes and little dabs everywhere.


Friday, 30 December 2016

Cow 154 ANGEL

6 x 8 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$75.00

 This cow lives up the street from me, what a beauty.  I started with a canvas I had under painted with indian yellow which has quite a punch.  I decided to continue with bright colours.  


Thursday, 29 December 2016

cow153 BETTY BOOP

6  x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$60.00

I tend to stay away from black animals as I find them more difficult to paint, but when I got the photo of this cow I just had to paint her.


Wednesday, 28 December 2016

cow 152 CRAZY CARLA

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch canvas board
SOLD

Yesterday my husband came home from his run with some great photos of the cows up the street. I reused a canvas and I love how some of the first painting peeks through, it makes the painting look a little abstract.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

THE PERCH

6 X6 inch
oil on 1/8th gesso board
$60.00

This was a bird day, while I was at the computer the bird feeder was getting so much action. I used a really large brush just for the background. I used cerulean blue instead of ultramarine blue to change things up a little.


Monday, 26 December 2016

SISTER 1

6 x 8 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
SOLD

I was asked to do a commission of two sisters for Christmas, I have not done people portraits so this was a challenge,  I had met both of the girls at my studio last summer and they were so very sweet. I really enjoyed doing the paintings. 

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Cow 151 KING TUT

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$75.00

Another cow day, I have painted so many that I find them much easier to paint than anything else...it is all in the mind I guess. My husband named this guy.


Friday, 23 December 2016

CHIRP

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
SOLD

I tried to simplify this painting, sometimes I find myself just adding stroke after stroke when really I could just say to myself STOP...THIS PAINTING IS FINISHED

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Cow 150 PONDERING THE DAY

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
ON HOLD
This is my first cow painting in awhile, I have missed painting them.  The more I paint cows the more I want to paint cows.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

LAZY DAYS

6 x 8 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
SOLD
 I just kept adding bits of colour and a landscape eventually appeared, I tried to keep my strokes really loose. I am pleased with the end result.

Friday, 16 December 2016

WORM SIGHTING

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
SOLD

I was away for a week and really missed painting...I just had to paint a bird when I got home, I used just primary colours and kept it simple.


Thursday, 15 December 2016

CALMING THOUGHTS

6 x 8 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
SOLD

I have painted this scene once before on a smaller canvas, I decided to do it again because I really enjoyed painting the water, it was a challenge...I am pleased with the results. 


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

PERFECT PATH

6 x i inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$75.00

I borrowed a photo from a friend for this painting, it was so beautiful. I tried to keep the palette fairly light to show the sun streaming through the trees and onto the path.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

TALL TALES

6 x 8 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$75.00

Landscapes are fairly new to me and as it turns out I absolutely love doing them.  I find I paint more loosely for some reason, and choosing the palette is very exciting.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Saturday, 3 December 2016

SWAYING TULIPS

6 x 8 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$75.00

This painting is a mix of abstract and impressionist...I can't decide. I chose very warm colours, I just wanted to keep the painting soft and easy on the eye.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

CAREFREE

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$75.00

I am working on using different palettes for my floral paintings, lots of red and gold...so warm, again I used the palette knife along with a brush.