Sunday, July 30, 2017

Butterfly Butterfly, Where Have You Gone?


I really enjoyed creating this imaginative commission piece. My client wanted a dreamy like feel so I decided on a high key painting with many lost edges.

The little petals blowing in a gentle breeze become magical butterflies dancing in the air.

Transparent Watercolour 23 by 16 inches

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

WIP


A friend offered to let me take some photo's of her granddaughter a few weeks ago to use for reference photos. I  think we spent most of the time searching for butterflies as she was fascinated by them. I did take over 100 photos though so have plenty of material to work from. This is the first of several paintings I will be doing over the coming months. I still have a long way to go before it's done but that moment when an adorable face like hers appears on the paper was I thought worth a post here.



Any guesses what she might be looking at?

Thursday, July 20, 2017

CSPWC 92nd Open Water International Exhibition Acceptance

I am thrilled to have my painting 'Red Alert' selected for the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour 92nd Open Water International Exhibition.
The exhibition will take place at the John B Aird Gallery in Toronto and will run from September 19th to October 13th 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Rhythm of Life: An Exhibition of Transparent Watercolours

 12 of my music themed paintings are now on exhibition at the Colleen Abbott Gallery, Aurora Public Library, Ontario.



Hope you enjoy this video and hearing about some of my thoughts that inspired the paintings.



Saturday, July 15, 2017

Workshop News

 We had a lot of fun at the workshop here in Richmond Hill Ontario today. I had a very full class  and  kept them busy learning techniques for preserving and lifting whites showed them how to paint  white objects. It was a lot to pack into just 6 hours :D

This is my finished demo painting



Saturday, July 8, 2017

It's been a hard days night!


I began this painting in a beautiful woodland garden at the Schomberg Garden Tour a couple weeks ago, worked in it some more at First Friday Richmond Hill yesterday, and put the finishing touches to it at home today. Even rascal raccoons can be peaceful sometimes. This little one is snoozing in the sunshine high up in a tree.

Transparent Watercolour 13.5 by 7.25 inches