Friday, 31 March 2017

SWEET LITTLE HOUSE

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

This is the perfect little house, it is always a challenge for me painting light and shadow but I really enjoy doing it.  When I am looking for houses to paint I am always amazed at how back in the day all of our oversized families fit very comfortably into these tiny little gems.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

DRESSED FOR SUCCESS

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


I used a more subtle palette than usual so I decided to use a red underpainting.  I like the end result soft with a little bit of a bite.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

SEEING SALTSPRING

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

I took this photo in Chemainus just around there corner from my friends Moms house.  It was one of those days that reminded us why we live on Vancouver Island. I had so much fun doing the clouds.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

FANCY DANCY GIRLS

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

Originally this canvas was a painting of red tulips which I painted a couple of years ago, never completely happy with it I decided to paint over it.  I love how the reds of the first painting peek through the daffodils. It is so rewarding to make something good out of something that for so long I was just not happy with.


Monday, 27 March 2017

EYE SPY

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


While I was paining this little bird my friend came into my studio and said "that is the first skinny bird you have painted" and yes it was.  Usually I go for the chubby fluffy model but I loved this birds stance and colouring.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

FLIGHTY

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


This bird was painted with a very limited paint palette, it simplifies your choices and sometimes that is just want you want.  The pink feathers of these robins always remind me of a little tutu.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

PRETTY MISS BIRDIE

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


A very pleasant day to paint another bird, the background kind of reminds me of confetti...maybe it's the colours.

Friday, 24 March 2017

JANE CURTIN

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


When I was painting this little lovely Jane Curtin popped into my head...remember the Cone Heads.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

SUMMER LOVIN

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

Sometimes there is nothing better than painting sunflowers, for some reason my brush strokes become even more loose, just about dancing actually.  


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

WHERE AM I?

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

This painting is thanks to my friend Ron who always has his camera on the ready especially if he spies an animal.  This bird was so enjoyable to paint, I love that he seems to be hiding behind all the lush greenery.


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

BAT GIRL

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


I always enjoy painting these sweet little pink robins especially when they are so chubby.  I used very loose brush strokes for this painting and then added some tiny definition just around the eye.

Monday, 20 March 2017

LADY SINGS THE BLUES

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

It was a really beautiful day when I painted this birdie so the background just had to be bright and light.


Sunday, 19 March 2017

THE LOVE MACHINE

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


This rabbit was a joy to paint, so much movement, the fur going every which way and the whiskers just a little bit out of control.  As for the name?... it was my husband who chose it.

Friday, 17 March 2017

HELLO IT'S ME

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

Again the benefits of using just primary colours on your palette, once you figure out how to do the mixing it is a joy to paint with such simplicity.   

Thursday, 16 March 2017

GLOWING GOLD

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

 painted this little bird with really loose quick brush strokes.  The background I wiped and changed a couple of times, finally it came together, I like the combination of colours.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

SITTING PRETTY

6 X 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
NFS

I am starting to play around more and more with the backgrounds, this little bird was sitting on a wire and I decided that some beautiful blossoms would just add a little pretty. Every once in a while I step back and really take a look at my paintings that are drying on the shelf, it really is amazing that something so small can make such an impact in a room.


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

SWEET PEA

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

Everything pretty in this little painting, the oranges and pinks just delightful to paint...such a great colour combination.

Monday, 13 March 2017

SUMMER STATEMENT

6 X 6 INCH
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
SOLD
Oh the wonderful, free and positive energy of the sunflower. Definitely one of my favourites to paint.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

BALLET ANYONE

6 X6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
SOLD

This is a more subdued palette than I usually use, I never realized how many subtle colour changes there are in these little robins but am enjoying painting them.


Wednesday, 1 March 2017