A young boy who is the happiest and the cutest for sure. He has the very best sticky up hair ever!! I have put the sketches in the painting/still life category because at this time I did not expect to need a portrait category or a sketch category. I sketch all the time … Read More
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.
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!
A little burnt orange shed with nets hanging from the rafters sits at the rustic dock. Fun to paint a such a lovely Newfoundland sight.