What a joy painting such a happy Pooch…

I couldn’t help but fall in love with Montana ❤ His smiling face and bright eyes touch my soul. I mixed some titanium white, a tiny bit of transparent red oxide and a tiny dash ultramarine blue and a tiny dash of yellow ochre for the white fur; to which I ad a dash of gray made up of burnt umber and ultramarine blue….

Today’s progress on Montana the pooch…

I mixed Ultramarine blue with a dash of transparent red oxide, plus white for the blue skies…

I think I’m going to paint the pooch outdoors with blue skies…

It’s early morning, Jiji waits quietly at her cat door watching out for mice. I’ve seen a few scurry by on occasion. Yesterday she flew out of there chasing a mouse. I never new my house slipper could move so fast! Back to my painting of Montana, figuring out the background. I think I’m going to paint him outdoors with blue skies in the…

Painting Montana the Pooch…

I recently received a commission to paint Montana, the adorable pooch. Unfortunately he is no longer with us :- ( I’m posting my process with progress photos to show I how develop a painting. The easy way! Here’s the photo of Montana, I love his beautiful smile! I used some artistic license to create a playful element and a pleasing composition. I began with…

Painting in the Garden

I’m so delighted that summer has finally arrived! I definitely came prepared this time. I created a veggie and flower garden, growing my subject matter. I’m pretty much snowed under with painting for the next while. I have a show coming up at the Eclectic Art Gallery in Oak Bay in Victoria at the end of September. More work than time.  I plan on…

I must admit, I do prefer the direct painting approach…

How I love to wake up in the morning and head straight into my beautiful garden. Everyone’s happy, fertilized, watered and growing as I await in anticipation for the magnificent summer display of blooms and butterflies. I can’t wait to walk through my flower garden and pick fresh blooms to paint. I’m so excited! I will be spending much time this summer in my…

Painting these little guys makes my heart sing…

Happy New Year everyone, may you be filled with Love and Hope and a prosperous 2014! A new year, a fresh start,  new paintings. I have much going on in my studio. Many paintings on the go, all in the underpainting stage. Every painting I’m working on excites me, so much, I can’t decide which one I want to work on first, so I…

The challenge for me is orchestrating the design into a workable plan.

Last night I began working on my design for a new painting. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this. I know I say that about every painting, but this one is like something I have never done before. The image came to me in a moment of meditation, thank you kindly to the powers that be… The challenge for me is…

Imagine a crazed artist jumping up and down with anticipation…..

Months pass by and feels like only a few days. So much has transpired. My studio is practically ready, just a few more tweaks by the builders and this weekend I move in. I’m so excited! I have big plans for big paintings. I know I have been absent for a while. Now I return with a renewed sense of excitement and inspiration, I…

A day at the Moss Street Paint-in

I built this display easel and just realized how functional it really is and will be using it daily. I will of course add to it and make it even more user friendly. I’m delighted to mention that a brand new studio is in the works, so very excited, more to come :- )