I started with a sketch intending to do a painting, but very quickly the sketch took on a life of its own and captured a rare glimpse of a little girl who rarely sits still. Haha! So I put a fixative and a sealer on the sketch and called it done.
A very windy day and the ocean was moving and crashing around creating many shades of white near the shore. Turbulent Water for turbulent times.
On a boat and on our way back from Indian Arm the sun was setting behind the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge and the train bridge. The colours streaking across the sky caught my attention.
The sun setting in the west catches on the buildings at the University of British Columbia. Painted from a beach in West Vancouver.
A lovely anchorage located just off Gabriola Island in the Gulf Islands. I have not been to Silva Bay in a long time, so I painted from a photo and took some liberties with the sky.
I painted this tiny fairy to mail to my little grandaughter while we are in social distancing mode (covid-19). The little thumb sized fairy with her magic wand flies about bringing happiness and granting wishes. Fairies love fairy gardens and search them out. Although it is very rare to see a fairy but … Read More
The ocean is caught on a very windy day. The seawater moved exuding sensations of confusion, anxiety and anger. The ocean also has days when it is completely calm and reflective, emanating peace, joy and love. Everyday the ocean is different. Perhaps it is obvious but I feel very connected to the ocean. Here … Read More
The focus is the white bridge that crosses the river. For me everything naturally came together in this view, dark against light and the lead in to the bridge is the reflected clouds with their perfectly placed reflectatory lines of the clouds in the river. This sketch was painted from a photo I took when … Read More
Marigolds are one of my favourite flowers! They bloom all summer long and are dense with shades of orange, so bright and cheery! I placed them in a small mason jar on my table and painted them on a large scale.
This piece was painted from a photo I took on a hike up to Whyte Lake in West Vancouver. While the background trees remained in deep shade, the foreground trees turned golden as they basked in the late afternoon sun light. The little Whyte Lake was completely calm and the forest reflections were beautiful!