Thursday, 19 March 2015

I can't believe that nearly a whole year has gone by, my goodness time took a jet plane this past year.  I have done so many paintings, but I can't post all of them, so I'll add a few that I really like. I am now adding a 7 x 10 inches on 200 lb cold press paper, it was a ref supplied by Li Newton for a WDE event on Wet canvas.

HEAP HEAVEN
                                                                 
This was also from a ref that Marianne (WC Buddy) supplied and it is on 11 x 13 gessoed watercolor paper, Painted with acrylics.
JOY
                                                                           
 Another WC Buddy Mary Moore supplied a gorgeous ref that I painted an 8 x 10 inches on 200 lb cold press paper using mixed media (acrylics and watercolor).

 CHINESE LANTERNS IN AN ORIENTAL VASE
                                     

The ref for the following painting was supplied by Connie Van Winnssen (another WC Buddy) and it is 8-1/2 x 11 inches  on 140 lb cold press paper with watercolors.

THE WHARF AT TWILIGHT
                                                         

The next was from a ref supplied by Athena from Greece (WC Buddy) and it is water color on 5 x 8 inches on 140 lb. paper with watercolors.
PITHARIA(Antique Olive Jug)
                                                                         
                                                                     
The following is "after JUDI BETTS" (renowned artist) from a lesson on midtones given by her in a Watercolor artist magazine and a ref supplied by Kat Van Hookens.  This is the photo

and this is the painting done on 140 lb Arches cold press with watercolors and the size is 10 x 13 inches.

  FAMILY GATHERING
                                                               
The next two are from refs from Ros Jenke in Australia.  The first from her I painted on  6 x 14 inches 200 lb watercolor paper with watercolors and acrylics for the light grass.

 A YARD OF RUST
                                                                     
The second was from a photo that she took in the Melbourne, Australia Museum and this is my interpretation and it is on 7-1/2 x 10-3/4 inches 140 lb Montval paperwith watercolor.  This is the photo....


 "WELLKOMMEN" BARBIE'S BERLIN BURLESQUE
                                                                     

Well I'll have to come back and add some more.  Chow (ciao) for now, actually that's the time it is ...dinner, see y'all later.




Monday, 31 March 2014

MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014

Well I certainly have been "missing in action" - can't believe that it's almost two months since I last posted.  Lovely sounds of Spring coming in through my window, birds chirping, dogs barking and planes sound closer to the ground - it's funny how one associates sound.

The following is from a  Wet Canvas WDE  (Weekend Drawing Event) hosted by Ros of Australia and provided a lot of lovely photos as she and her husband  took most of 2013 and traveled all over Australia and New Zealand by caravan. This particular painting that I did, was of a waterfall in Tasmania and I felt that I will never get to visit that part of the world this time around (maybe in my next life) is hanging on my living room wall. It measures 8x10 inches.
CASCADING WATER
The next two paintings are from +Scattykat  in France (Wet Canvas buddy) and she provided such lovely refs, but I only had time to do two, the first is a chateau window with a magnificent Magnolia Tree and measures 8 x 10 inches.
"Outside My Window I See"
and the second which measures 12 x 18 inches
BALANCING ACT
The following is one that +Kreativek from Texas provided this week and it is 9 X 12-1/2 inches. Loved the expression on this little girls face - so much tenderness and love for her toys.
"My Favorite Things"

I hope it won't be as long til the next post, cause I've missed quite a few paintings that I have not posted.

Weather is warming up and hopefully I will soon be able to get out to do some plein air sketches.  Til the next time, God Bless.









Sunday, 2 February 2014

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Well here we are Groundhog Day and Wiarton Willy of Ontario, Canada and Punxitawney Phil  of Pennsylvania USA both saw their shadows, so we have at least 6 more weeks til spring.  Thank goodness and here`s hoping, as we had 11 more centimeters of snow last night.  At least the temp is a little better -3celsius,  although they say by Tuesday we`ll be back to colder temps again.  Enough about the weather...

These are two that I did for the Weekend Drawing event of January 24th hosted by Donna -  this measures 6`x6 and was done with watercolors
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Mangoes In A Basket

and the next one was done with Conte pencils in various shades of sepia, sanguine and three Conte pastels, ochre, med. yellow and white.

Starfish in A Basket

Well that's it for another week, please feel free to comment, remarks are much appreciated.




Sunday, 26 January 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014

My goodness, the last Sunday in January 2014 - now where did that month go?  All month long we have all been waiting for this 'Polar Vortex' to end, now it appears that we have a new cold front from 'Siberia' and the meteorologists are forecasting this to happen right into the first week of February and maybe longer.  We'll just have to make light of it - such as a marquee posted in front of a church stated  "For all of those people praying for snow - please stop!"

This past week I did  two small paintings for +Crispur's Jan 17th WDE (Weekend Drawing Event, Wet Canvas) - the first "Parrot Fish" measures 4-1/4in. x  4-1/4in. using both interference and iridescent watercolors and the second "Sea Turtle" is 6in. x 9in.  using both alcohol and salt for the water as well as iridescent watercolor for the turtle's shell. The sad thing is that the beauty of  iridescent paints are not picked up on computer screens.  Again I have used virtual frames to finish the pieces, as in all artwork framing is important.

PARROT FISH

SEA TURTLE

Well that's all for this week,  please stay safe and especially if you have to drive.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Here we are again, the third Sunday to mark off the calendar month of January.  We are in what the meteorologists term a "Polar Vortex", again, - cold brrr, BAH!  Did another painting from +Crispur's  Weekend Drawing Event on Wet Canvas and titled it  *Let me be your..."Teddy Bear"*.  It is 7" x 9" and is done with watercolor pencil. This time I put it in a virtual frame from the internet. 

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Sunday, January 12th, 2014


Wow, can't believe that another week in the New Year has gone by and this is my post.  The Weekend Drawing Event at Wet Canvas was hosted by +Maureen Whittaker who put up some lovely ref photos and I chose to paint "The Snowshill Manor", Gloucestershire, U.K.   I received a lot of wonderful comments.  http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1339997

 The manor was owned by Charles Paget Wade who was an architect, craftsman, collector and poet and was also heir to his family's fortune.  In the large part of the manor he stored all his collections and antiquities and he chose to live in a small cottage on the property -link http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/snowshill-manor/?p=1356315274329 

 My painting measures  7" x 9".








Sunday, 5 January 2014

January 5, 2014

Well looks like the weather is pumping up in temp today , supposed to be -31 celsius with the wind chill factor, but icier conditions are coming making this the second, what my Mother always termed as a "silver thaw" and she said that there are only 3 in a winter - oh boy that would mean, one more to go! Why is it that so many Canadians hate Winter - any that I know lol!

 In the last week I  have painted two and the first is 8-1/2 x 11 in.on Mi Teintes paper with Pan Pastels.
"Barn and Blackeyed Susans"

and the second is of a darling little grandson of +Sue Roberts+ (a Wet Canvas buddy) who had such an intent look on his face watching a Model Train system.  It is 6" x 6" on 200lb. cold press watercolors paper.
 "Captivated"

Another Wet Canvas buddy +Noula+ commented "a little cherubim".

Also I would like to re-add one that I had posted on the 3rd and wasn't happy with, so I worked on the shadows a bit more and I am now satisfied.
"A Delightfully Decorated Hat"

Well folks if you wish to comment, please do, as I love to have feedback on my work (nourishment for the ego lol). Thaz it for now!