Thursday, 27 January 2022

 Here are some paintings I've done in the last few months

I didn't really feel like painting for a long time. I painted the tulips in the spring, then lost my mojo. I have been painting birthday and Christmas cards all year and I was happy with most of them. Then I resurrected my "Standing Proud" painting that I started when I was still taking lessons at Heather's Studio before Covid. I purchased the CD from Jerry Yarnell, a well known painter who now has a studio in Oklahoma where he teaches. He has also been on PBS for years and I love watching  him so I bought a couple of CD's from him. I painted the Northern Lights one some years ago but now I can say that I've finished Standing Proud. It resembles Jerry's original but isn't exactly the same. So here it is.....

And here is the tulips painting done in June.

And the cards I've painted over the last year or so....

This is a drawing, didn't paint it...yet

So that's it for now. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Paintings from this summer

Both of these paintings are done on 140 lb watercolour paper 8x10

Lockmaster's House, Smiths Falls, now home of Le Boat


Stone bridge, Canal Museum and water tower, Smiths Falls

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

My latest card

I just completed this watercolour of a pileated woodpecker for my sister's birthday card. She doesn't have internet any more so I can't just message her. Hope she likes it!

Thursday, 20 February 2020

More older painting photos

Pink flowers watercolour

Red poppies acrylic done with pallet knife

Puffin watercolour painted before our trip to Newfoundland


Abstract with beading
My very first acrylic painting started on my first day of art lessons in Jan 2015

First watercolour painted from a You Tube video

My favourite scene from Stewart Park in Perth, ON

Acrylic painted from Katy Jobling You Tube video

Puffins in acrylic painted on our return from Newfoundland

Some older paintings

My very first watercolour, done as a birthday card for Garth, my BIL

Canoe painting for my nephew Nick for Christmas a few years ago

Walking on the beach, gift for my niece, Danica. She and her Mom love to walk on the beach

Keeley Falls, Andrew Haydon Park Ottawa

My first abstract


Northern Lights from a DVD which I purchased from Jerry Yarnell

Poppy that I painted for sister, Betty for Christmas one year

Trees along Lake Erie, gifted to my sister & BIL, Margie & John

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Paintings so far in 2020

El Capitan in very early morning, Yosemite National Park (painted from Gordon's photo)

My cityscape created from a pour gone wrong

Acrylic 16x20 on canvas board. This painting has a story. I bought the frame and canvas at a local auction. The original painting was of birds. I gessoed over it and decided to do an acrylic pour but I had seen a pour done of faces, so I made face shapes with a glue gun. Well that went horribly wrong so I painted over the canvas again trying to to think of what I could do with it now that it had the hot glue lines for the faces. So this is what I came up with.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Photos of my paintings from mid to late 2019

My niece-in-law, Becky's birthday card Apr 2019

My niece, Danica's birthday card Apr 2019

My sister, Margie's birthday card Aug 2019
A watercolour workshop September 2019
Christmas boathouses, Smiths Falls, ON Fall 2019 (painted from my photo)

My sister, Betty's birthday card Dec 2019

Friday, 28 June 2019

Paintings from late 2018 and 2019

A painting in acrylics of Gordon's Canyon Lake, AZ photo

Birches with a Fall background in acrylics (my take on my art teacher's painting)

My niece's pug, Tater - painted in watercolour for her for Christmas

My nephew's two sons painted in watercolour for he and his wife for Christmas

Messing around with texture - done with acrylic paint and acrylic skins

A flowery watercolour

My rendition of Robert Bateman's painting of a kingfisher-done in acrylics