Monday, December 29, 2014

Week Forty

Week Forty of A Painting A WeekThis was done in Springbank Park along the banks of the Thames river in London, Ontario. It is acrylic on canvas, 24x24.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Week Thirty Nine of A Painting A Week

Week Thirty Nine
This little watercolour sketch is of the South of France , a beach town. Note the small sunbather at the bottom. Hope the warmth appeals in December. Merry Christmas all my friends!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Week a thirty Eight of A Painting A Week

Titled Reflections, this will be part of my show at Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre, January 11-February 1, 2015. Acrylic on canvas, all knife work.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Week Thirty Seven of A Painting A Week

Hi to everyone, Down with a resurgence of my horrible month long cold. So I am a day late with this post. This is a collage, made with torn paper that was first painted with acrylics. It is titled"Near Lion's Head, Georgian Bay"about 33x25 framed.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Week Thirty Six of A Painting a Week

A small collage created with sketch book paper painted with acrylics and then torn, assembled and glued. I like the white edges tearing gives.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Week Thirty Five A Painting A Week

I guess I was so excited about the annual Christmas dinner for the Lambeth Art Association I forgot to post yesterday. Oh well, here it is! 24x12 acrylic and collage, titled "O'er the Sea".

Monday, November 17, 2014

Week Thirty Four of A Painting A Week

A small watercolour done in France about a year ago. Titled Wendy Painting it is about 8x10. A nice one for this cold and snowy day.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Week Thirty Three of A Painting A Week

Titled On The Ocean Floor, this 24x36 inches, acrylic on canvas. Love those bright colours!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Week Thirty Two of A Painting A Week

Titled "The Heffalump" it is poured acrylic on canvas, 24x36, and represents the imaginary creature that frightens us, under the bed or in the closet. Taken from the stories of Winnie the Pooh by A.A.Milne.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Week Thirty One of A PAinting A Week

My first attempt using Terra Skin and acrylics. About 18x22, titled "Go, Bertie, Go".

Monday, October 20, 2014

Week Thirty of A Painting A Week

This collage is titled"Witch Hazel" and is 12x12inches. It has paper, magazine scraps and material in its construction. I also used a stamp with black gesso.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Week Twenty Nine

This piece is poured acrylic and medium, about 18x36. There is a companion piece as well. Kind of reminds me of debris running along in the water.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Week Twenty Eight. A Painting A Week

Acrylic on canvas, 20x24, done with a knife at the cottage. A tribute to my Mother who passed away on Oct. 3,2014 , age 95.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Week Twenty Seven

Here is week Twenty Seven of a Painting A Week. Acrylic on canvas,12x12, a blustery day at the cottage. Hope you like it.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Week Twenty Six of A painting a week

This is another view of the lake at our cottage. Acrylic on canvas. Sorry it's not the same as I posted for week 26, pictures not available for the blog for some unknown reason.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Week Twenty Five of A Painting A Week

Once more inspired by the cottage and the lake. This is watercolour and crayon, a bit of a birds eye view or a landing loons view!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Week twenty Four a Painting a Week

Titled Spring Fire, this is one of four I am showing at a group show, Driven to Abstraction, opening Thursday September 11, 6-9 pm at the Arts Project

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Week Twenty-three of A Painting A Week

I am a day late posting this week due to the Labour Day holiday( yes artists take holidays too!) this is another small watercolour from the cottage, what a great inspiration that place is becoming.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Week Twenty-Two of A Painting A Week

Another watercolour from the cottage. About 9x10 inches on paper. A soft day, quiet colours.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Week Twenty-one of A Painting A Week

Near our cabin are many fields. The area is high and open skies spread all around. Last week there were many of these rolled hay bales. This is what I tried to capture in this small watercolour and crayon piece.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Week Twenty of A Painting A Week

I have been trying out watercolours at the lake. There is a spit of land across the lake from our cabin that has a lovely growth of bush and trees. Here is under bright sunshine, about 11x14, wc on paper.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Week Nineteen. A Painting a Week

This is titled Sunset Over the Lake, acrylic on canvas, palette knife work. Hope you are enjoying summer, it is a short one this year.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Week Eighteen

A Painting a Week.
Titled "Beside the Sea" this piece is 12x12, mixed media and is in the Salt exhibition at the Arts Project. Show runs August 5-23 and opens August 14 , 7-9 pm. Hope you can come.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Week Seventeen

A nice little painting in acrylic from the lake at my cottage, lots of reeds blowing in the breeze, some brush, some knife.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Week Sixteen

A Painting a Week.  This is titled Domestic Issues in America. It is mixed media, all the printed sections are actually scraps of cloth.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Week Fifteen of A Painting a Week

This is titled Wave Catcher and is poured acrylics and mediums. Still love doing this process!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Week Fourteen

A Painting A Week, week 14
Something for this summer holiday weekend. This is titled Sky, Sea and Sand, 44x34 inches on linen and uses quite a bit of Sand for texture( thanks to Eric Atkinson)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Week Thirteen. A Painting a Week

Week Thirteen.  This is titled Long Ago and is part of a series about women and how they are presented. The other two have already been posted( Lady in Blue, New Shoes). It is mixed media and is 12x12 on birch wood.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Week Twelve

Here is Week Twelve of a Painting  a Week. It is 5x7 inches , a stained tissue paper collage. No title as yet, any suggestions?

Monday, June 9, 2014

Week Eleven

Week Eleven.  Titled Conversational Crater( or the Fish). It is approximately 14x14 inches, acrylic on     raw canvas. Love this technique, so much fun to do and effective.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

New web site

I have a new web site up and running! Please google to check it out

Monday, June 2, 2014

Week Ten. A Painting a Week

Here is this weeks selection titled Lady in Blue. It is mixed media, 12x12 and will be at the Westland Gallery Square Foot Show in July.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Week Nine. A Painting A Week

So here is Week Nine selection, titled Iowa. I am a couple of days late posting, photos took a while to be available. It is acrylic, about 40x60. I like the depth in this piece, photo doesn't really give the best effect

Monday, May 19, 2014

Week Eight

Week Eight of A Painting A Week:   This is a stained tissue paper collage about 8x10, titled Red Sun. I have always liked the effect of this type of collage.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Week Seven

This week I am showing "The Jungle" . Acrylic and about 24x24 inches, this type of painting is layers of fluid acrylic, all painted with a foam brush( dollar store variety).  Very intuitive process.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Week Six of A Painting A Week

So I bet you thought I forgot! No just busy today. This small painting was created in a workshop with Eric Atknison at Bijans. It was a thrill to work with Eric and such fun throwing sand around.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Week 5 of A Painting a Week

Week Five: titled Campfire this is acrylic, painted intuitively and feels about right for spring( finally I hope!)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Week 4. A Painting a Week

Happy Easter ! This week my picture is titled New Shoes! It is mixed media and 12x12. New Shoes will be shown at the Lambeth Art Association Show, April 24,25,26, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Painting A Week

Week 3:  titled "Bursting Forth" this piece will be at the Lambeth Art Show April 24,25,26

Monday, April 7, 2014

Week 2. A Painting A Week

Week 2 is titled "Joy". It is acrylic and mixed media 36x36 inches.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Week 1. A Painting A Week

So here's my first post! I apologize in advance if it turns up more than once on your page, still learning how to navigate.  Title is "Fall Trees #2", a soft and dreamy acrylic painting that will be at the Brush and Palette Show, St.Pauls Catherdral, April 10,11,12 , 2014 in London Ontario.

Friday, March 28, 2014

A Painting a Week

So I have decided to post a painting a week hopefully for one year! I was inspired by a book titled One Painting a Day but decided that was too ambitious for me to do. I am starting on Monday March 31and hope to continue for 12 months. Some might be new and others older - just hoping they will be enjoyed.
Look forward to Mondays post!!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Pouring paint!

Going to do some pouring of acrylics today at Guthries. If you are interested it's a drop-in event, $10 from 1-4 pm. Or come on April 14 for a full class 1-4pm, $40 + materials, with new techniques and mediums?

Sunday, March 9, 2014

The pictures!

Here are the photos!

Awesome weekend!

Just spent an awesome weekend doing a workshop with Brian Smith at the Arts Project. The topic was figurative abstraction. Really touch for me as I rarely do people. It was however an eye opening and mind expanding couple of days. I took some photos but can't source them as yet. I will post soon.

Friday, February 21, 2014


This is my miniature that is at Westland Gallery, London, On. Opening is tonight at 7.30.  If you think you might like to try collage I will be offering a six week course starting March 25 at the Arts Project, Dundas St. London, On.

The Look of Things to Come

Here is a little journal I made using a full sheet of watercolour paper, some paint and some collage. I will be teaching a workshop on this method on March3, at Guthries Framing and Art Supply in London, On. Check their web site or give them a call if you are interested.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Neglect and new art!

Poor blog! I have been neglectful and not posted or visited in some time. I will try to do better in the future. I think I will post a picture of the box miniature I have made for the Westland Gallery in London,On. The show opens on February 21, 7.30 pm. I have titled it " The Mood Box" and the viewer can choose which side to turn to each day. The pictures are somewhat related to the season and weather( an all consuming topic in Canada).
Collage and mixed media are the processes used, it is 3x3x4 inches.