Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Strait of Georgia (near Powell River, British Columbia)

Strait of Georgia
20" x 24" - acrylic on canvas - $400
This painting was inspired by a photo I took while travelling in British Columbia a few years ago. We had taken a ferry from Vancouver Island and crossed the Strait of Georgia to a small town called Powell River, and then drove south sticking as closely to coastal roads as we could. This is a view looking west over the strait just south of the town. 

I started working on this painting last spring and though it only needed a little final tweaking I could never find the time to finish it - until today. Now that the challenge is over and Thanksgiving is past, I am hoping to complete some larger canvases that have been staring at me since the end of summer. Because I usually work on several paintings at once they tend to finish in groups. It never rains but it pours!  

Monday, 9 October 2017


10" x 10" - acrylic on canvas - $45
Abstract, loose and painterly, with lots of pastel and charcoal lines in and through the acrylic paint. This is based on many scenes and views of trees in woods, bathed in sunlight with a bright blue sky above. 
It's hard not to love a fall day!

Friday, 6 October 2017


11" x 11.5" - acrylic on canvas paper - SOLD
I was was driving along rural roads today and I was noticing the subtlety of the colour in the fields and the vegetation. Normally at this time of year where I live the bright reds, oranges and yellows we associate with autumn are in full force. However, I found the muted reds, yellows, violets and greens just as beautiful and they inspired this painting.  And because it is Thanksgiving weekend (in Canada) I named it that. 
Have a wonderful weekend!
P.S. - the colours in real life are even better than what I was able to capture with my camera lens!

Monday, 2 October 2017

collage time

This is a collage of 25 of my 30 in 30 paintings. I did this on PicMonkey, but could only mange to figure out how to arrange 25 of the small works. 
Will work at it some more and maybe figure it out! Haha!!!

Saturday, 30 September 2017

30 in 30 - Day 30 - End of Summer I and II

 End of Summer I
11" x 13" - acrylic, pastel, intense pencil on canvas paper - $30

End of Summer II
16" x 12" - acrylic & ink on watercolour paper - $30
Today is of course the last day of September and the last day of the month long challenge of painting 30 paintings in as many days. I actually completed two today and am still not sure which one will be my final challenge piece. I really like them both. Similar palettes and styles and both inspired by travels in France. It has been fun, and I have very much appreciated those of you who looked, commented and purchased my work. 
Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, 29 September 2017

30 in 30 - Day 29 - Cloud Reflections

Cloud Reflections
10" x12" - acrylic on canvas - $35
This is the penultimate day of the 30 paintings in 30 day challenge. I had such fun yesterday starting with a black ground and painting with loose brush strokes that I worked the same way with this one The composition is based on a photo I took at our cottage several years ago, on a windless day when there were these great big dramatic clouds reflected on very calm water.