Saturday, 29 April 2017

SPRING AHEAD

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

I painted this little lovely with very loose strokes, my favourite parts of this painting are the top of the birds head with the blue highlight and the eye...I love painting birds.


Thursday, 27 April 2017

SPRING IS HERE

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

This was a lovely little bird to paint, I added the flowers in celebration of spring...today was a magnificent day in Qualicum Beach.


Workshop with Eumni Conacher





The last two days have been spent in a work shop with Eumni Conacher.  Since I always paint small this workshop was focused on large work.  It is always great to work outside your box, so going from a 6 x 6 inch painting to a 3ft by 3ft painting was a little daunting.  It was a wonderful excersise in just letting go.



Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Monday, 24 April 2017

Cow 164 PRINCESS LEIA

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$75.00

This beauty just has the most wonderful gaze. I chose softer colours but then added a little more punch to the background, I pulled out my Ice Blue which just glides over the other colours and gives them the most wonderful soft shadows.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Cow 163 THE PROM QUEEN

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

Whenever  I do a run on painting cows I always completely enjoy it.  Each cow is so different from the next from their colouring to their curves...all good.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Cow 162 ABOVE SUSPICION

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


This cow just looks like there is only good in her. I enjoy using rust and magenta together, they are a wonderful compliment to each other.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Cow 161 THE VALEDICTORIAN

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$75.00

I am starting to crop my cow photos even more so the face is filling most of the canvas, this guy just looked really smart and personable to me, my husband named him.


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

WINSTON

6 x 8 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
SOLD
This is a commission for a customer.  I absolutely loved painting this guy, so much character, and the gaze...what is he thinking...biscuit possibly?

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Cow 160 WHATEVER



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

This is my first cow in awhile, I am missing painting them, the colours I chose are more muted.  I love the expression of the cow...very disinterested.



Wednesday, 12 April 2017

WORLDLY BIRD

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

This little bird is on top of the world.  Because I did so much detail on this small bird I wanted to leave the background colour very subtle.


Sunday, 9 April 2017

TULIP FESTIVAL

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

This is a celebration of spring painting, so many colours popping up everyday around our neighbourhood.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

DELIGHTFUL

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

Looking out at the pouring rain I definitely needed to post this painting. Spring, lively, beautiful tulips to take your mind off a grey day.


Friday, 7 April 2017

SWEET THING...you make my heart sing

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

I have started painting some of my birds a little smaller,way more background to think about.  I decided to go a little purple crazy which I just love against this little bird.  


Saturday, 1 April 2017

HAPPY HAPPY SPRING

12 X 12 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$225.00 (shipping is included)

Another painting that I did about 4 years ago, I liked the colours but not the composition so I sketched over with the daffodils and made a new paining.  I love all the extra interest because of the original painting peeking though in spots. This is definitely a great way to recycle your canvas.