Monday, January 12, 2015

Winter Roses

Winter Roses
watercolor
14x20"

I've been pulling out old paintings and trying to complete them. Winter Roses is a painting of some of my favorite flowers, hellebores, or also known as winter roses. It is being shown at Style and Co. Hair Salon in North Vancouver. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Digital Designs on Etsy



I am excited to launch a new product through my Etsy shop. It is digital downloads of some of my paintings.
You can now buy my images in high resolution form (the watermark will not appear in the download once purchased) that can be used for a myriad of possibilities. You can make them into prints and frame them on your wall. You can print them on invitations, cards, scrapbook paper, or bookmarks. Some of them would look fantastic on pillows or t-shirts.
My only requests are that they not be used in it any product that will be resold or that you share the file with your friends. However, you can print it off and give them a framed print of the painting.  Or make them a throw pillow for their couch. Or a coffee mug. Perhaps decopogue them a frame or a guitar using my images. Like I said, the images can be used for a myriad of possibilities as a gift to yourself or others.

To access these images, please go to my Etsy shop here



Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Welcome 2015!

Tickled Pink
poured watercolor
15x22"
sold

Wow! I can't believe that it is 2015! And I am just tickled that my painting, Tickled Pink sold to a lovely and wonderful patron. What a great way to end 2014 and to start a new year. 

Now that the New Year has arrived, it has most of us thinking about resolutions. Including me. I am not usually one to make BIG New Year's Resolutions because I feel like I am constantly reassessing my goals throughout the year.  And I always feel like I am falling short. However, I have had a goal that has been sitting around for much too long. I have been procrastinating it and it is time to get it done. I figured if I tell others about it, I will have to complete it. So here it is: 
As many of you know, I have written a rough draft for a watercolor technique book. My goal for 2015 is to better organize the content, complete the edits, and get my book published! (That exclamation point is me yelling it out to the universe)

Ok. There it is. I've said it. Now I have to do it, right? 
I would love a little nudge every now and then from my readers to remind me to get me moving.
I would also love to hear what your artistic goals for the year will be. 
Perhaps we can help each other along as we resolve to create more in the coming year. 

Thank you for being with me this past year and into the next:) 
Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Purple Garlic

Purple Garlic
Egg Tempera
11x14"
sold

I've finally been able to get back to egg tempera now that classes are winding down for the holiday season. I absolutely love this medium but need a full day in the studio to paint with it. That is because I mix the paint from ground pigment and fresh eggs. The paint doesn't keep long but creates such magical colors as it dries. 
The buyer had seen this piece while it was being painted and fell in love with it then. She seemed to be excited by all the purples when she saw it completed. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Mountain Morning

Mountain Morning
Oil
5x7"


I have been playing around with more oils lately. So far I like to keep them small so I can complete them in just a couple of hours. Otherwise I get so busy that I forget to go back to them until all the paint has dried! Previously I have enjoyed glazing in oil and get impatient waiting for the paint to dry. But I am now trying to work more wet in wet and love how the paint moves around. 
This is another scene from Mt. Washington on Vancouver Island. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland
watercolor
10x13"

I've been doing a few winter landscapes in preparation for the holidays. I love blues and purple so any excuse to paint a whole painting with just those two colors is a great excuse in my book!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Storm Chaser

Storm Chaser
32 x 40"
varnished watercolor

Storm Chaser was so exciting to paint. I felt like I was chasing the storm, watching it gather and roll over me. It is of Incinerator Rock along Long Beach in Tofino, BC. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Changing Skies


Changing Skies
varnished watercolor
16x20"
Available for purchase through Madrona Gallery

I obviously love painting skies. This one is of the sky over Brentwood Bay on Vancouver Island. It is one that I painted over the summer and delivered to Madrona Gallery last month. I also delivered a couple of my other sky paintings. It was fun to see them all lined up ready to hang.





Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Vancouver Sunset

Vancouver Sunset
11x14"
watercolor 

This painting is yet another painting from my skies course. It is a simple sunset over water. The scene is looking west from Jericho Beach in Vancouver.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis
11x14'
watercolor

As many of you know, I have been into the atmospheric lately, especially with the skies. And could I resist painting the Northern Lights? Absolutely not! Watercolor seems the perfect medium to capture the Aurora Borealis. The paint moves similar to how I imagine the lights move and change. I haven't seen the real northern lights (only in photos and videos) but I hope that someday I can make it far enough north to do so. And I hope that it will be summer when I go.

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