Monday, 31 July 2017

FANCY MAN

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


This is my daughters friends dog who was rescued when he was a pup. He is just so handsome, I had to him. Everyone can relate to a black labs personality.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

SASSY SHASTAS

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

I borrowed the photo for this painting from a friend of mine, these lovely shasta daisies had planted themselves in her yard a couple of years ago.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

ON THE LOOKOUT

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


I was originally going to paint a very subtle background...then something happened and an abstract appeared...I love creativity.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Cow 178 TWINKLE TOES

6 x 6 inch oil
on 1/8th inch gesso board
$80.00
The angle that I took this photo with the head looming large above the tiny cow feet...fun to paint.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Cow 177 SOMETIMES SHY

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

This cow was standing away from the rest of the herd happily chewing on grass through a hole in the fence...just chilling.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Cow 176 YOU AGAIN?

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

The wonderful thing about painting is you are the master, deciding colour, size,background,subject, composition and on and on...I love adding a beautiful lavender to my cow, just because I can. 

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Monday, 24 July 2017

DIRT

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

I took the photo of this pig at a farm in Errington close to where I live, he had just finished rolling in the mud and was just a little startled when he saw me taking photos.
 

Sunday, 23 July 2017

WHERE TO NOW

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

The deer are everywhere right now, they pick and choose which garden they will go to next with a keen eye for the delicate new buds...they so enjoyed the fresh growth on my favourite hydrangea that is displayed on our deck. I guess I will wait for flowers until next year...sigh.


Saturday, 22 July 2017

Friday, 21 July 2017

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

I decided while painting that this little birdie needed to be in the trees surrounded by leaves.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

FASHIONISTAS

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

My favourite turquoise vase has been doing double duty with all the amazing flowers that I have been buying,  and then of course painting.


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

LOVING YOU

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

This is the image of a content dog...went for my run, got a few pats on the head, laying in the sunshine, it is a perfect day.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

UNCONDITIONAL

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

My friend was scrolling down her photos showing me everything happening in her life, I spotted this little sweetie and couldn't resist painting that wonderful adoring look.


Saturday, 15 July 2017

GOOD MORNING

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

 I left my house very early one morning in search of some cows to take pictures of...I think I was too early.  I decided to take pictures of the trees near the pasture that had the most beautiful morning light shining through them.  I couldn't wait to get home and paint.


Friday, 14 July 2017

EASY-GOING

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

This little bird photo had a solid background which is impossible for me to paint, I went with different pale greens and turquoise.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

SUMMERS DANCE

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

Another day of daisy painting, this one is actually quite abstract.  I started this painting by blocking in transparent very lightly and then just kept adding little bits of colour.


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

SUNDAY SWEETHEARTS

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

These daisies self seeded under my Japanese maple a couple of years ago, I thought they looked so lovely in my green vase.


Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Cow 172 PERFECT MORNING

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

Another sweetie from our Parker road, just hangin by the fence. I kept this painting quite light, a very sunny morning.

Monday, 10 July 2017

RUNNING SUNFLOWERS

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

I am so thankful for our Qualicum Beach market, there is an absolute array of wonderful flowers, this weeks pick were these amazing sunflowers from Ocean Breeze Garden and Goods co.


Sunday, 9 July 2017

Cow 171 EVERYTHING'S GOING MY WAY

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

This cow painting came together quite quickly.  I spent time looking at the photo for a couple of days so I had a really good idea how I was going to approach it. 

Saturday, 8 July 2017

ELSA'S LILIES

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

My friend Elsa has a stand at our Saturday market, she grows the most amazing flowers, last week her lilies were calling to me...so were the cherry tarts that my family love so much...yummy.  


Friday, 7 July 2017

SERENITY NOW

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

This is a borrowed photo from a friend, the setting is right in her back yard, I love how the light gently hits the trees. The more I paint landscapes the more I want to paint landscapes.


Wednesday, 5 July 2017

DISCO FEVER

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

I look forward every year to our local market, especially for the flowers that our wonderful farmers devote so much of their time to growing. I chose 3 amazing sunflowers to bring home, they have so much personality and movement.  The name just popped into my head...I think I was listening to Donna Summer.


Monday, 3 July 2017

SASSY SALLY

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

Whenever I paint  a bird I seem to be a little giddy upon completion...they are just so darned cute.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

LITTLE MOUNTAIN

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


Little mountain is above the town of Parksville not far from where I live.  We are surrounded by trails on this island all with their own beauty. 

Saturday, 1 July 2017

PEACEFUL

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

Another photo that my husband took when he was out walking Gracie.  This area has so many amazing views depending on which trail you take, we never tire from walking here, I even once saw a bear...amazing.