Sunday, January 24, 2016

A Sensible Quote



Having fun pairing up handwritten quotes with artwork and playing with my watercolours at the same time.  I can't stress enough that taking time to play can lead to great new discoveries.  This is unlike what I usually do with oils and something I'd like to do more of.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Gouache Love


I started these with the idea that they would just be informal sketches so I would've composed these a little better but I was in a hurry to apply this new found love of gouache.  I think this media (for me)
is here to stay.  

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Now why hadn't I tried this before?


Gouache seems to be the best of two worlds and for some reason I never really explored the possibilities.  The convenience of watercolour with the ability to do fine detail and work in layers
like oil paints.  I originally thought I'd work with them for illustrations but am pleased that I can
do more fine art work with them as well.  

New Year, New Projects




The start of a new year means the opportunity to work on new projects and so early in January and in collaboration with the Deka team, I created these handprinted menus and place cards.  I'm brushing up on my calligraphy because I had way too much fun in 2015 working with this team.  Photography is by Emilie Olson (my daughter).


Thursday, December 31, 2015

Saying goodbye to 2015


Looking forward to a happier and more creatively productive 2016.



Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Studio Sale

and the last one of the season at my friend's studio.  Carol has a felt and textile studio and held an open house.  I enjoy this type of Christmas event as it is in a more welcoming atmosphere and interaction with visitors is more pleasant than in a great hall.
        


Monday, December 14, 2015

Enamel Exhibit

At the invitation of Lorraine Bouchard (my enamelling instructor) I was invited to participate in this exhibition and I'm pleased to say that my little enamelled chickadee sold this week!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

M├ęsanges



This is what these little birds are called here in french speaking Quebec.

The desire to do a little watercolour one afternoon resulted in this year's Christmas cards.