Saturday, 30 December 2017

APPLE

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

This commission was done for a customers husband for Christmas.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

ROCKY

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

This raccoon was sitting in an old jeep eating potato chips just outside the grocery store...go figure, what a life. I started this painting with a transparent red and painted extra loose.


Friday, 22 December 2017

WALKING IN CALM

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

This is one of the areas my husband hikes in...true beauty.  I love doing landscapes because I paint really messy, that is what I see in nature, just every which way with colour, movement and light.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

GARDEN GAL

6 x 8 inch
oil on 1/8th inch thick gesso board
SOLD
Once a rabbit painter always a rabbit painter, I tried to paint even more loose than usual...kind of messy.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

SASSY SAM

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

Waiting on the rhodo for a nibble at the bird feeder, this perch is one of many where the birds wait their turn, or not...usually not.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

MUCK

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




I met this gal last fall at the Port Alberni fair, she actually posed for me. 

Sunday, 3 December 2017

DO YOU WANNA DANCE

18 X 18 inch
oil on 3/4 inch wrapped canvas
$340.00
Shipping included in price

This painting was originally of a large vase with flowers, I didn't have the urge to do the little happy dance that usually follows after I complete a painting so I decided to overpaint it with an abstract floral and immediately had that urge to dance...yay


Monday, 27 November 2017

SOLO BIRD

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

I don't usually paint with such muted tones, but I really like how this turned out.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

BIRDIE

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

The chickadees are hanging around the feeder, time to paint another one...did I mention that I love nature.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

HELLO OUT THERE

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

This is the first eagle I have painted, my friend Ron took the photo.  Where I live we see eagles regularly and it is still a thrill...I love nature.

Friday, 17 November 2017

CONTENTED

oil on 6 x 8 inch
gesso board
$95.00

I grew up with siamese cats so I am very partial to their wonderful personality and the sound of their oh so distinctive meow. This beauty was rescued in the summer after spending a couple of years outside.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

EVERYTHING I ALWAYS WANTED

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

I am on a flower painting role...so much fun, I love creativity.  I started this canvas with several transparent colours for the under painting and then just started filling in different colour patterns until everything came together.  Did I mention that I love pink?!


Wednesday, 8 November 2017

SUMMERS FROLIC

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

I am really enjoying this anything goes way of painting flowers. I love creativity.  Every painting that I complete I feel a little bit more confident to approach the next one...ahhhh.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

MR. HAPPY PANTS

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

I have had this photo for months and finally decide to paint him.  I kept the painting really loose and actually put my brush down when I thought it should be finished...wow, pat on the back for me.

Monday, 6 November 2017

DREAMING COLOUR

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

Today it was just one of those bright sunny beautiful days.  I just was drawn to paint bright, colourful and happy.  I love art.


Sunday, 5 November 2017

TUCKED IN

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

I have had bunnies on my mind since one moved into our front yard and settled in right under one of our rhodos. Bunny does explore the neighbourhood but is always back to relax in the safety of our overgrown garden. I love nature.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

OUT OF THIS WORLD

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

These sunflowers are from my friend Elsa's farm, there are rows and rows of flowers and veggies, she even has a charming little bakery.  It is definitely one of my favourite places to go.  I added touches of pink just because I love pink.


Friday, 3 November 2017

NATURES DANCE

18 x 18 inch
oil on 3/4 inch thick wrapped canvas
$340.00
shipping included
This is my vision of what summer looks like turning to fall.  I used transparent paints to start blocking in all of the lights and darks. I find this gives me a really solid start.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

DISCO PARTY

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

I got the inspiration for this painting from one of my summer pots that I had taken a photo of.  I used different translucent colours for the underpainting.  I love the brightness and movement of this painting, when I first started I wasn't sure if it would turn out but I just kept working and adding little bits of lights and darks.

Monday, 30 October 2017

AUTUMN DUSK

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

Lately I seem to be using more rich oranges, golds and reds than usual...right now our area is full of the most amazing fall colours.  A friend of mine was mentioning that because of the long very hot summer we had it makes them even more spectacular. I love nature.


Sunday, 29 October 2017

NESTING

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

There was a bunny living in our yard for a couple of months in the summer, hanging around in the garden under all the flowers and plants, he is the inspiration for my latest paintings. 


Saturday, 28 October 2017

BALL?

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

This is a friends dog, with the typical where is my ball dog stare. I kept the painting very loose and messy.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Cow 189 ELIZABETH TAYLOR

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

Another cow that I really concentrated on painting loose, I just let brush go where it wanted to.  My husband chose the name...it somehow seemed to fit.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Cow 188 ALFRED

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

I kept this painting simple and loose, I am trying not to go crazy with too much detail.  Sometimes less is definitely more.


Tuesday, 24 October 2017

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

I was originally going to paint this bunny on a 6 x 6 inch panel, after looking at it for awhile I decided to go big.  I started with a black under painting which really defines the colours and gives a wonderful depth and adds even more interest to the painting.


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
SOLD

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
SOLD

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.