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


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.