Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Cardinal II

10" square
collage with hand painted and found papers on wood cradled panel

It seems appropriate to be using these colors at the start of this new holiday season.  I've been doing a
little calligraphy as well and decided to work them in, in subtle ways.  I'll be taking better photos as these are a tad fuzzy.

Cardinal Collage

8" x 10"
Painted and found paper collage on cradled wood panel

Moving on from chickadees, cardinals have been a joy to work on.  I had been hoarding favourite papers but was determined to actually use them.  Although I have several new ones to post, I returned to this from a previous post to add more branches as it seemed to need a little something more.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Two Tulips Up for Auction

I have two tulips paintings up for auction this week.  It's the start of the busy season and the search is on for gift giving.  Perpetually blooming flowers in the form of a painting are a good way to start.
The auction (or buy it now feature) are at the Daily Painters website as follows: for the pink tulips and for the red tulips

Friday, October 02, 2015

Fall Exhibitions

My submissions to the Hudson Artist's Fall exhibition taking place this weekend.

Thursday, October 01, 2015


16" x 20"
Oil on Canvas

Called sunflowers for good reason, they landed in my home unexpectedly and I couldn't let them go until I had taken photos of them first.  I didn't hesitate setting up to paint them as the yellow was too lovely to ignore for too long.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

What a handsome boy...

8" x 8" Oil on wood panel

I love the way he's sitting in a three quarter pose as if he knew he would have his picture painted.
I've painted Carter before but as a closeup.  

Saturday, September 26, 2015

White Petunias in Silver Cup

10" x 10" x 1.5"
Oil on collage on wood panel

I like the serendipitous results I get when painting over a collaged surface but have to be careful not
to "work around" interesting little tidbits and forsaking the integrity of the composition.  Still it does create a little bit of interest.  The following details is an example of what I managed to keep in the painting and will probably lend itself to the title "New Beginnings"


A new local event that was most successful (a little rain at the end of the day but it was a welcomed, warm summer rain).  Fun to do but now it's on to planning the next which take place the third week of November.  I often question my planning tactics as I approach a deadline but realize that I can 
never be completely in control because all the good stuff happens from the creative frenzy that takes place.  Good ideas just seem to abound and I have to take advantage of them as they appear.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

September Painting

I had planned on posting more this month of September and it's racing by.  I don't usually do a Fall fair but this time I am in an event called "Boheme".  It is outdoors in tents and so hoping for good weather.