Sunday, 22 October 2017

ON THE GO

18 x 18 inch oil
on 3/4 inch thick wrapped canvas
$340.00
including shipping

Movement is the word of choice today. That is what I was feeling the entire time I was painting this scene, I just kept going back in with my brush for more twists and turns. 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

THE HOLIDAY

10 X 10 inch oil
on 3/4 inch thick wrapped canvas
$150.00

The weather is turning to fall more quickly than I had anticipated, I have been painting flowers and birds just hanging on to that summer feeling.


Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Cow 187 DREAM MAKER

6 x 8 inch oil
on 1/8th inch thick gesso board
$95.00

This is a cow day. I know I have mentioned this before but because I have painted so many cows there is a rhythm to my paining, everything just flows. The more I paint cows the more I love to paint cows.


Monday, 16 October 2017

PROCESSING PERFECTION

12 x 12 inch oil
on 1 1/2 inch thick wrapped canvas
$230.00
including shipping

Flowers and birds,flowers and birds...nothing better than flowers and birds. 

Sunday, 15 October 2017

PRETTY WILDERNESS

12 x 12 inch oil
on 1 1/2 inch thick wrapped canvas
$230.00
shipping included

I  am trying to use more varied colours in these series of paintings, it is really challenging and makes me really think about every colour I place on the canvas.


Thursday, 12 October 2017

UNDER COVER

18 X 18 inch oil
on 3/4 inch thick wrapped canvas
$340.00
including shipping

Another painting that I did starting with a black canvas.  I really enjoy seeing the colours come to life as I layer the paint on the canvas.  

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

BIRD IN PARADISE

18 x 18 inch oil
on 3/4 inch thick wrapped canvas
$340.00
shipping included

I  am trying to use more varied colours in these series of paintings, it is really challenging and makes me really think about every colour I place on the canvas.

Monday, 9 October 2017

PERUSING POPPIES

18 x 18 inch
on 3/4 inch thick wrapped canvas
$340.00
includes shipping
I so enjoyed painting these blue poppies, I tried to make them really stand out against all the foliage.  The robin has the perfect vantage point of looking for a snack.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

PRANCING FANCY

18 x 18 inch
on wrapped canvas with 3/4 inch depth
$340.00

Another day to paint a floral and bird painting, I underpinned the canvas black and all of the colours just seem to pop. I am loving painting on the larger canvas. 


Saturday, 7 October 2017

A NEW DAY

12 x 12 inch
oil on 1/8th inch hard board
$340.00

It is turning fall now so I decided I needed to paint flowers and a chickadee to say a slow goodbye to summer. 

Sunday, 1 October 2017

CARROT GUY

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

This horse lives on Parker Road in Qualicum Beach not far from where I live, I originally headed out first thing one morning to take photos of the cows, they were in the opposite end of the pasture much too far away.   But across the street there was a horse who was very interested in the carrots that we had so I decided to take advantage of the photo opportunity.


Saturday, 30 September 2017

PINK PARTY

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$80.00

Who could not fall in love with the cone flower, the colours alone are so gorgeous.
These beauties were in a garden across the street from my friend Corinne's who will always share her favourite photos with me.


Friday, 29 September 2017

BUNNY WORLD

12 x 12 inch
oil on hard board
$200.00

The photo of this rabbit comes from a friend of mine.  The flowers of course are from our Saturday market.  I am really enjoying painting on a larger panel,

Saturday, 23 September 2017

BIG MAC

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

This is a commission I did for a good friend, Big Mac is a dearly loved service dog for a veteran.  He is dearly loved and him and his owner are always side by s.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Cow 184 MOODY BLUES

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$80.00

I have really been enjoying painting the Parker road cows.   This beauty is one of many who wandered up to the fence, even though they are shy at first their curiosity always wins.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Cow 186 MR. BIG SHOT

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch thick gesso board
$80.00

This cow had such complete confidence, he just sashayed right over to the fence and looked right at me...love when this happens. I am sure he knew I wanted to take his photo.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Cow 185 THE FLIRT

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch thick gesso board
$80.00

This lovely lives on Parker road not far from my house. I liked how she was standing making a great composition for a square panel...all cow is always good.

Monday, 11 September 2017

MISSY

6 x 8 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$95.00

We met Missy at the fall fair and she was not at all impressed with our efforts at getting a good photo of her. After a couple of hours of back and forth with all the other animals she finally decided to do the photo shoot.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Cow 182 KNOW IT ALL

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$80.00

This is a Parker road resident, about a mile from where I live. I loved painting the folds and the shapes of this cow, the green underpainting is phthalo emerald a new favourite transparent of mine.

Friday, 1 September 2017

BUSY BODY

6 x 6 inch oil
on 1/8th inch thick gesso board
$80.00
I started with a blue underpainting for this chicken, I have been experimenting with slightly different colours...even maybe a bit less colour.  I love that you make the rules as you go with being creative.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

WONDERMENT

6 x 6 inch oil
on 1/8th inch thick gesso board
$80.00

This was one of those painting days that I just might have gone a little overboard on the background...anything goes when you paint.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

CARROT GUY 2

6 x 8 inch oil
on 1/8th inch thick gesso board
$95.00

This horse lives on Parker Road in Qualicum Beach not far from where I live, I originally headed out first thing one morning to take photos of the cows, they were in the opposite end of the pasture much too far away.   But across the street there was a horse who was very interested in the carrots that we had so I decided to take advantage of the photo opportunity.


Sunday, 27 August 2017

FAST TALKER

6 x 6 inch oil
painting on 1/8th inch thick gesso board
$80.00


I am enjoying these different backgrounds that I am adding to some of the birds...I do love purple and red together.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

DISBELIEF

6 x 6 inch oil
painting on 1/8th inch thick gesso board
$80.00

I borrowed the photo of this bird from my friend Ron, he is always wandering around Qualicum Beach with his camera and gets some dandy photos of the goings on in nature.
 

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Thursday, 17 August 2017

FEATHERS AND FLOWERS

6 x 6 inch oil
on 1/8th inch thick gesso board
$80.00

Another day of relishing my painting journey. I went to an art opening last week and one of my favourite artists Grant Leier was showing his amazing work.  He inspired me to just enjoy colour and flowers and anything goes!!


Monday, 14 August 2017

FEATHER FIASCO

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch thick gesso board
$80.00
Another chickadee just had to be painted.  I don't see any around my feeder lately, they are probably feasting on all the fresh berries...we are too. 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

LOVE TAKER

6 x 6 inch oil
on 1/8th inch thick gesso board
$80.00

I am really enjoying painting these big birds on the small panels. I have been underpainting the panels and leaving more colour exposed than I usually do. Just more ways to experiment with a painting.


Friday, 11 August 2017

THRILL SEEKER

6 x 6 inch oil
on 1/8th inch thick gesso board
$80.00


I have painted this bird before, this time I enlarged the image so it is a completely different perspective. I love how the eye turned out,simple yet effective.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

FRANKIE a.k.a. THE NUTTER

6 x 6 inch oil
on 1/8th inch thick gesso board
$80.00

This little darling lives here in Qualicum Beach and a friend of my took the photo. I was in a mauve mood while I was painting, one of my favourite colours.


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

MR. TANAGER

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$80.00

Primary pow...the colours that you see on some small birds are just amazing. So interesting that the  body of this bird is so bright and is such a contrast against the subdued wings.  I love nature!!!


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

LOOKER

6 x 6  inch oil
on 1/8th inch gesso board
$80.00

The more I paint birds the more I love to paint birds...even choosing the background colours is exciting.


Sunday, 6 August 2017

SUP?

6 x 6 inch oil
on 1/8th inch gesso board
$80.00

I  used  dark blue and purple transparents for the underpainting of this bird. I really like how the other colours pop against them.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

RAVISHING ROMNEYA

6 x 8 inch oil
on 1/8th inch gesso board
$95.00

Another borrowed photo from my friend Amber.  Years ago walking down to the beach I spotted my first romneya poppy, it was so large and swaying in the wind, I couldn't get over its wild beauty.


Monday, 31 July 2017

FANCY MAN

6 x 6 inch oil
on 1/8th inch gesso board
$80.00


This is my daughters friends dog who was rescued when he was a pup. He is just so handsome, I had to him. Everyone can relate to a black labs personality.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

SASSY SHASTAS

6 x 8 inch oil
on 1/8th inch gesso board
$95.00

I borrowed the photo for this painting from a friend of mine, these lovely shasta daisies had planted themselves in her yard a couple of years ago.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

ON THE LOOKOUT

6 x 6 inch oil
on 1/8th inch gesso board
$80.00


I was originally going to paint a very subtle background...then something happened and an abstract appeared...I love creativity.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Cow 178 TWINKLE TOES

6 x 6 inch oil
on 1/8th inch gesso board
$80.00
The angle that I took this photo with the head looming large above the tiny cow feet...fun to paint.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Cow 177 SOMETIMES SHY

6 x 8 inch oil
on 1/8th inch gesso board
$95.00

This cow was standing away from the rest of the herd happily chewing on grass through a hole in the fence...just chilling.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Cow 176 YOU AGAIN?

6 x 8 inch oil
on 1/8th inch gesso board
$95.00

The wonderful thing about painting is you are the master, deciding colour, size,background,subject, composition and on and on...I love adding a beautiful lavender to my cow, just because I can. 

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Monday, 24 July 2017

DIRT

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$80.00

I took the photo of this pig at a farm in Errington close to where I live, he had just finished rolling in the mud and was just a little startled when he saw me taking photos.
 

Sunday, 23 July 2017

WHERE TO NOW

6 x 8 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$95.00

The deer are everywhere right now, they pick and choose which garden they will go to next with a keen eye for the delicate new buds...they so enjoyed the fresh growth on my favourite hydrangea that is displayed on our deck. I guess I will wait for flowers until next year...sigh.


Saturday, 22 July 2017

Friday, 21 July 2017

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$80.00

I decided while painting that this little birdie needed to be in the trees surrounded by leaves.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

FASHIONISTAS

6 x 8 inch oil
on 1/8th inch gesso board
$95.00

My favourite turquoise vase has been doing double duty with all the amazing flowers that I have been buying,  and then of course painting.


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

LOVING YOU

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$80.00

This is the image of a content dog...went for my run, got a few pats on the head, laying in the sunshine, it is a perfect day.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

UNCONDITIONAL

6 x 6 inch oil
on 1/8th inch gesso board
$80.00

My friend was scrolling down her photos showing me everything happening in her life, I spotted this little sweetie and couldn't resist painting that wonderful adoring look.


Saturday, 15 July 2017

GOOD MORNING

6 x 8 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$95.00

 I left my house very early one morning in search of some cows to take pictures of...I think I was too early.  I decided to take pictures of the trees near the pasture that had the most beautiful morning light shining through them.  I couldn't wait to get home and paint.