Tuesday, 31 January 2017

POLE DANCER

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

I did an indian yellow underpainting on this panel, I like how the pink and yellow are so complimentary.  The girl that does my hair just started pole dancing...hence the name, it just seemed to fit.


Monday, 30 January 2017

PINKY

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$70.00

I decided to paint another pink robin, they are just so adorable. Their lower feathers remind me of a little pink tutu. 

Sunday, 29 January 2017

DAYDREAMING OF SUMMER

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

There are a few reminders of warm weather ahead starting to pop up, the sky is blue and the clouds are extra fluffy. I just had to paint flowers. These beauties are from Nanoose Edibles a wonderful farm where I go to get my produce.  When summer comes there is a huge row of sunflowers running all along one side of the property...magnificent.


Saturday, 28 January 2017

Cow 156 ALWAYS IN FASHION

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$70.00

Another beauty from the dairy farm...just waiting to get her picture taken before heading over to the scratching brush. I bought a new colour paint, cobalt violet which I introduced in this painting, it is the perfect purple.


Wednesday, 25 January 2017

GENTLE SOUL

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

 My husband took the photo of this lovely being when he was traveling in Nepal, he said there were animals everywhere just wandering...freedom.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

DESTINATION BUTTERFLY

8 x 8 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$100.00

 I don't use much red  in my paintings, but I decided to change up my go to colour choices a little.  I like the outcome, this painting turned out so vibrant even more so in real life. 


Monday, 23 January 2017

DAZZLING IN PINK

8 x 8 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$100.00
These flowers in the back yard of  friends of mine, I loved how wild they looked. We were there for dinner last September and they were still dazzling.  

Sunday, 22 January 2017

TINA TURNER

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

 Yes this is a pink robin, and yes they do exist but only in Australia.  The range of colours that you find in the different small bird species is amazing...I am loving painting birds!


Saturday, 21 January 2017

BITSY

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

I find myself painting more of an abstract background for these little birds.  I really enjoy deciding which colours to add even the ones that I just use a tiny little hint of...they make the little painting sing.


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

SPRING IN HACKNEY

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

My daughter moved to London a couple of years ago and when I visit the first place I head is is to London Fields that, it is a beautiful park that is always buzzing with activity.


Monday, 16 January 2017

WILD WONDERFUL

16 x 20 inches
oil on 1.5 inch deep canvas panel
$300.00

This is a large size canvas for me, after mostly painting 6 x 6 inch it is always nice to pull out my big brushes and go a little crazy with colour.


Tuesday, 10 January 2017

ADOPTION COMPLETE

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$70.00

I took this photo at the cat rescue I frequent, this kitten was standing on a scratching post which originally I had painted in and then decided against it.  The colours were quite muted so I decided to add some splash. My brush strokes were very loose and all over the place.

Monday, 9 January 2017

LOVELY CAT

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

This cat was a delight to paint, I love all the bold marks on his beautiful coat.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

SISTER 2

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. 


Saturday, 7 January 2017

Friday, 6 January 2017

WORM BANDIT

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

These little birds are so wonderful to paint, again this one is painted over an old canvas of mine.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

TOOTSIE

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

This is another overpainting of an painting I did last year, there is definitely more interest when you see bits of the old painting peaking through. 


Wednesday, 4 January 2017

AM I DREAMING

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

It is another beautiful day here, though very crisp, the sky seems bluer than normal and the peaks of the mountains so very white against it. This is another photo from the Parksville waterfront, I am looking forward to summer after painting the scene.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

PARKSVILLE VIEW


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

This photo is from a property in Parksville, some of the most beautiful views to be had when the weather is cooperating. I am becoming more and more fond of painting landscapes, starting with such simple shapes and just laying down the colours to create from the photo what you envision the completed painting will be.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Cow 155 CUTIE PIE

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

I really enjoyed painting this little cow, I started using a clean white canvas, I wanted to keep the painting really crisp and light.


Sunday, 1 January 2017

DESTINATION NANOOSE

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

Being that is is New years day I wanted to paint something special.  I took this photo at Nanoose Edibles where I buy my vegetables every chance I get, everything is organic and the farm is so very beautiful.  We are so fortunate that we have this special spot on Vancouver Island.  This painting I would have to say is expressionist,impressionist with a little bit of abstract(I can't decide). I really enjoyed just painting the rows of colour and then adding detail.