Thursday, 17 August 2017

FEATHERS AND FLOWERS

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

Another day of relishing my painting journey. I went to an art opening last week and one of my favourite artists Grant Leier was showing his amazing work.  He inspired me to just enjoy colour and flowers and anything goes!!


Monday, 14 August 2017

FEATHER FIASCO

6 x 6 inch
oil on 1/8th inch thick gesso board
$80.00
Another chickadee just had to be painted.  I don't see any around my feeder lately, they are probably feasting on all the fresh berries...we are too. 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

LOVE TAKER

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

I am really enjoying painting these big birds on the small panels. I have been underpainting the panels and leaving more colour exposed than I usually do. Just more ways to experiment with a painting.


Friday, 11 August 2017

THRILL SEEKER

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


I have painted this bird before, this time I enlarged the image so it is a completely different perspective. I love how the eye turned out,simple yet effective.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

FRANKIE a.k.a. THE NUTTER

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

This little darling lives here in Qualicum Beach and a friend of my took the photo. I was in a mauve mood while I was painting, one of my favourite colours.


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

MR. TANAGER

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

Primary pow...the colours that you see on some small birds are just amazing. So interesting that the  body of this bird is so bright and is such a contrast against the subdued wings.  I love nature!!!


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

LOOKER

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

The more I paint birds the more I love to paint birds...even choosing the background colours is exciting.


Sunday, 6 August 2017

SUP?

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

I  used  dark blue and purple transparents for the underpainting of this bird. I really like how the other colours pop against them.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

RAVISHING ROMNEYA

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

Another borrowed photo from my friend Amber.  Years ago walking down to the beach I spotted my first romneya poppy, it was so large and swaying in the wind, I couldn't get over its wild beauty.