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
$85.00

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