The sun filtering through the water and catching on the backs of the sockeye and the red of the fish reflecting on the underside of the surface of the water was the play of light and colour that grabbed my interest!! The sockeye salmon are an amazing rich colour of red. So intensely red in … Read More
Month: June 2017
Golden Light in the Backyard 18 x 24 acrylic on canvas
Framed by the purple shadowed trees, the light lit trees in the centre of the piece caught my eye and begged to be painted!! This view of the shadow streaked snow is out my backyard in the winter time. I painted from the vantage point of looking out the window, it in the comfort … Read More
Birds of a Feather
Okay not entirely woodwork!! The little bird is made from hand painted light weight unbleached cotton, a wire frame that holds the shape of the body and makes the legs and feet. The feet are then screwed onto an appropriate piece of drift wood.
Capilano River Bridge 20 x 24 acrylic on canvas - sold
The train bridge crosses the Capilano River at it mouth. Framed by the dark trees and the soft evening sky the river sparkles with light.
Lizzy and Holly – dashing for the bus with friend watercolour and ink
This is one of the paintings from the children’s book I wrote called Swimming and Other Lessons.
Storybook Duck 11 x 14 acrylic and ink on canvas - sold
The storybook characters take on a life of their own as they emerge from the paint on the canvas. This storybook duck on his way in his cloak. I am not sure where he is going, but by the glint in his eye, I am sure he has it figured out! In any event, … Read More
Storybook Elephant 11 x 14 acrylic and ink on canvas - sold
The original painting of Storybook Elephant is a gift for a brand new baby. I have done a series of Storybook animals and characters. I have written a story about some of the characters I have created and others are on the sidelines of a story waiting to happen!!