Wednesday, 31 May 2017

RHODODENDRON BOUQUET


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

So the tulips were looking pretty sad after being my subject for a good week of painting, I headed out to the garden and clipped some rhodos and lilacs...they are in full bloom and amazing.  I loved the rich purples against the deep blue of the burleigh vase.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Monday, 29 May 2017

THE BURLEIGH VASE

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


Ok, when you have spectacular tulips in an amazing blue Burleigh vase you just have to paint them over and over...again and again.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

ALWAYS SASSY



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


Tulips are such an ever-changing flower once placed in a vase, the transformation every day gives you another painting subject...definitely my favourite flower.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

AFTER THE WEEKEND

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

Ok, when you have spectacular tulips in an amazing blue Burleigh vase you just have to paint them over and over.

Friday, 26 May 2017

GLORIOUS

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

My neighbour lent me this beautiful vase, my tulips looked so beautiful with their bright pinks against  the dark cobalt blue of the vase.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

THE GATHERING

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

These  tulips are from Vertgen farms who have a stall at our Saturday market.  To say these tulips are spectacular is an understatement. I absolutely loved painting these beauties.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

BIRD DAY

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

It is bird weather here...finally they get to come out in all there glory and enjoy the lushness surrounding them. The foliage is in a hurry to bloom now that we have sunny days so there just seems to be a lot more action in our nature.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Cow 167 HEART HEAD

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

I enjoy painting black animals more and more. I love using different subtle colours to accentuate the highlights, on this beauty I used blues,mauves with a little bit of green just because.

Monday, 22 May 2017

FRONT YARD VIEW

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


There is nothing I enjoy more than sitting out on the deck enjoying my garden.  The rhododendrons are in full bloom and they are spectacular.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

BIRD HANGOUT

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


This beautiful rhodo is just outside my office window, it is the main hangout for all of the birds as the feeder is just above.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

MY HEAVEN

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

I have to say that Vancouver Island is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, and I am lucky enough to live here. 

Friday, 19 May 2017

TULIP BALLET

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

Another painting of the marvellous parrot tulips. Every day I take more photos as they open more and make another painting for me, I love how they just dance amongst themselves.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

WILD SMILES

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


 Vertgen farm had the most amazing choice of flowers at the Saturday market, my favourite were the Parrot tulips.  I headed right home to put them in my go to vase and started painting

Monday, 15 May 2017

SWEET TWEET

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

This little bird was fun to paint, I loved the branch with the two blossoms, it added so much more interest.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

ALL HER GLORY

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


 There is nothing more beautiful than the flowering cherry tree especially when it is set against the most stunning  greens in their finest at the beginning of spring, and just when you think nothing could be more beautiful, you see the crystal blue sky peeking through...inspiring nature. 





Tuesday, 9 May 2017

SPRINKLES

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

This is a commission, I absolutely loved painting Sprinkles, beautiful colouring.  Sprinkles was a Christmas gift for a nine year old girl, she was over the moon.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING

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

This is a commission I did for a friend who is a little bit obsessed with her boots.  I really enjoyed painting these beauties.


Saturday, 6 May 2017

WORTH THE WAIT

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

I adore anemones, always one of the last flowers to bloom in the garden but so worth the wait.

Friday, 5 May 2017

LOVING LIFE

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

This photo is borrowed from my dear friend who was thrilled to see the first spring flowers in her area.