Friday, 30 June 2017

Thursday, 29 June 2017

GIRLS NIGHT OUT

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$80.00

More roses from Jewels garden, she just moved into her new house and was so thrilled to see all the roses. I had to make my way through a  prickly garden to get the coral rose...it was so worth  it.


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

SWEET SUMMER

6 X 8 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$95.00
These beautiful roses are from my friend Jewel's garden, the lovely orangey yellowy colours looked amazing with my turquoise vase.  I am finding that when you are painting flowers with layers of petals you just need to suggest the shape without getting too busy with your paint strokes.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Sunday, 25 June 2017

OH SO PINK PEONY

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


These amazing peonies were a gift from my friend Leigh, I have never painted peonies before so it was a little bit of a challenge...all the layers of petals. i am really pleased with the outcome.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

BIRD HEAVEN

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

This painting turned out much brighter than I had intended.  I think it was because of the beautiful weather outside.

Friday, 23 June 2017

BOLD PERSONALITY

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$80.00

I have had this photo for quite some time, today it spoke to me.  I kept the brush strokes really loose and messy for this painting. Whenever I paint something red I always addd fuchsia pink, it just seems to give just a little more definition and interest.


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

BREATHTAKING

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

This painting is from a photo taken off of Laburnum road just outside of Qualicum Beach, one of our favourite places to walk.  There is a long trail and if you follow it until the end there is a beaver pond which is just magical, the trees that they busily chew on look like great big sharpened pencils.


Monday, 19 June 2017

Sunday, 18 June 2017

THE LOOKOUT

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

This is the view at the top of the CPR trail which is on Vancouver Island just outside of Qualicum Beach. 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

REDHEADS

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

I was driving home a couple of days ago when these amazing poppies caught my eye, they were on the side of the road swaying in the breeze. I usually don't use a a lot of red in my paintings so these were really fun to paint for a change.


Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Monday, 12 June 2017

UNASSUMING

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$80.00

There are always a couple of robins standing around just below our plum tree, it seems in the morning they are really busy. I used a very limited palette for this painting trying to just focus on my perception of the true colours of the bird. 


Sunday, 11 June 2017

BIKINI BOD

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$80.00

I find the simpler you start with these little bird paintings the better they are.  Sometimes I get carried away and want to add every little detail, but all you need to do is suggest details on the painting...less is more.


Saturday, 10 June 2017

PET PORTRAIT

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

This is a commission I did for a family who wants to have a memory of their lovely senior dog.

Friday, 9 June 2017

BALANCED

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

These little chickadees seem to be the star or our yard. They come in groups to check out the bird feeder and hang off of it like little acrobats.  They are so wonderful to paint.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

THE GALA

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

This is a painting of another vase borrowed from my neighbour, she also filled it with some greenery from her garden and then I added the white azalea from mine...nothing like working together. 


Wednesday, 7 June 2017

I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW

6 x 8 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$95.00
This painting is from a photo my husband took on one of his hikes, it is on the cpr loop which is between Qualicum Beach and Port Alberni.  I am really enjoying doing landscapes, the ever-changing scenery is such an inspiration.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Monday, 5 June 2017

Cow 170 TENNIS ANYONE?

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

This is another cow from Parker road where we go to run our dog. She was very curious, as my husband was feeding one of the other cows grass she walked right up as if to say what about me? Her nose was my very favourite thing to paint.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Cow 169 I'M THINKING

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

I needed some cow inspiration a few days ago, so I drove over to Parker road and there by the side of the fence was this beauty.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

WESLEY RIDGE

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

My husband is doing some serious hiking as he is on his way to Nepal, this is a photo he took. I just loved how the flowers were front and center making such a statement.


Friday, 2 June 2017

BRITISH COLUMBIA BEAUTIES

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

The lilacs just started blooming so a cut a couple from the garden and added them to the rhododendron bouquet....ahhhhh.


Thursday, 1 June 2017

PURE BLISS

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch gesso board
$80.00

I never tire of seeing  rhododendrons blooming, my favourites being the purples and pinks...deliciously beautiful. I find flowers a perfect subject to paint, there is so much movement and the rainbow of colours is one big garden party.