Saturday, July 31, 2010


Meet Clyde! It was so much fun to paint this lovely horse. I haven't done many animals, but I think I'm going to have to correct that!
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $75

Friday, July 30, 2010

Cukes with salt

Fresh sliced cukes with salt. Perfect summer snack! They are in abundance right now. I make dill pickles and a simple cucumber salad with salt, vinegar and a teensy bit of sugar - how do you prepare them? Any suggestions welcome!!
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $75

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ghost gossip - SOLD

I had to paint them again. They're too much fun. Today I arranged them so that you could see both of their faces. And don't they look like they're sharing something of grave concern? (sorry - bad pun) Okay. Better stop before I get too silly...
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $75

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A salty boo!

I picked these up on the weekend: ghost salt and pepper shakers. And they hug! How cute is that? Okay - not everyone's cup of tea, but I love 'em. I also got this toothpick holder. Too funny. Every time I walk by it it makes me laugh. There were other funny items in this kitchen shop but I don't want my kitchen to look too weird (or scare anyone : ).
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $75

Monday, July 26, 2010

3 Shiros - SOLD

I think these Shiro plums are my favourites. That is until the Italian prune plums come along. And Damsons are pretty good too. I love living in a fruit belt ; )
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $75

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Plums in pottery bowl - SOLD

Still working with these plums. I love the colours and am starting to figure them out. The humidity finally broke today - yay!
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $75

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Plums and apricot

Some delicious, local plums and an apricot. Yep, I ate these ones too ; ) Tasty!
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $75

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bitten - SOLD

What was left from yesterday's props ; )
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $75

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hot and Crisp - SOLD

Some delicious, crisp radishes from the fruit and veggie stand down the road. Yum! My Dad grew up eating radish sandwiches: bread, butter, salt and thinly sliced radishes. When he first told me to try it I thought it sounded awful, but really, they are delicious!! Try it!
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $75

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Perker-upper - SOLD

Hmm...been feeling a bit of a painting struggle the past few days. I hate it when that happens. I (think!) I've learned over this past year that this comes and goes so not to get too freaked out. But it's still bothersome when you're going through it, yes?
Anyhow - this is another in my morning series. Yesterday was a lovely vessel for drinking tea, today a cup and saucer. I think I'm going to end my morning paintings for now (short-lived as it was :) and move on to fresh garden produce. The markets are full right now, so paint it while you got it!
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $75

Monday, July 19, 2010

Russian tea service - SOLD

Isn't this a beautiful vessel? A dear friend gave this to our family and I just love using it. I remember the last time I used it was with my girlfriends. We sat out in the screen porch, brewed the tea, lit the candle underneath and had lots of good conversation and laughter. The night grew dark, and the candle flickered and made the tea glow ; ) And it just tastes better that way!
6" x 8" / oil on panel / $75

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ducky toothbrush holder

Next in the morning series. Who doesn't like a bright yellow duck? They always make me smile.
6"x6" / oil on panel / $75

Friday, July 16, 2010

Office kettle

I'm starting a series on "morning" things. I thought it would be a fun subject to explore. So this is the first painting - an electric kettle from my husband's office kitchen. Kind of a basic, ho-hum kettle but it serves its purpose.
6"x6" / oil on panel / 75

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Chocolate hazelnut stack

A friend brought this over to me the other morning - she thought I might like to paint it. It's been a while since I did something so decadent and yummy. I had it in the fridge with "DO NOT EAT" scribbled across the box. People were eyeing it up but being very good about it ; ) so afterward, I divvied it up and shared like a good Mom should. lol. Thanks J!
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $75

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Zombie stompers - SOLD

From nostalgic antique ducks to kickin' zombie stompers ; ) Starr (who is a fellow artist blogger and does really great work) sent me a picture of these awesome shoes - and SHE HAS A PAIR! How cool are they?! You really should check out her Victorian praying mantis. Anyway - I digress... but we share a love of quirky things and (I'm assuming here) Tim Burton. And she thought I might like to paint these. Okay - I thought the duck was challenging! lol
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $75

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Grandma's Duck II - SOLD

This is the second painting of the duck from Sunday. It was challenging but fun. I think I did the underpainting 4 times until I got it right! But hey - sometimes it's like that ; ) Thanks M - I'm so glad you like them!
6" x 8" / oil on panel / $75

Monday, July 12, 2010

Light bulb study - SOLD

There was a bit of an email snafu with my other blog that I post to (Daily Painter Originals) so in order to keep things in sync I am just posting a quick study on this blog and then tomorrow things will be back in order. So here it is - a light bulb. Quite challenging actually. I learned quite a lot and will have to re-visit this subject soon.
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $75

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Grandma's duck - SOLD

There is a lot of sentiment behind this little duck. A client asked if I would paint this porcelain duck that had belonged to her Grandmother. She loved it as a child and in time it was passed down to her. It's used as a doorstop and it has had a lot of love over the years. She now has her own granddaughter who has developed a special place in her heart for this little guy. It has seen better days, and M. thought it would be really nice to have a painting of it to preserve its memory. I had so much fun painting it, I did two : ) I'll post the second tomorrow.
6" x 6" / oil on panel

Saturday, July 10, 2010


I really had fun with this one - and these ones are very comfortable ; )
6"x6" / oil on panel / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Friday, July 9, 2010

One for the road

...or trail. A hiking boot. This boot is only a week old - hence its good condition. I remember back in art college in object drawing class we had to do a pair or old work boots. I think it was one of my favourite drawings from my years in school. Boots have a lot of character, especially as they get worn in and comfortable.
6"x6" / oil on panel / NFS

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Knotted ribbon sandal - SOLD

It seems that shoes are becoming my painting "comfort food". When I'm feeling a little scattered or unsure of what to paint, I just dive in and search for a shoe! Funny. Anyway, this is a knotted summer sandal. Looks more comfortable than it is. They're mostly relegated to the back of the closet.
6"x6" / oil on panel 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sydenham Road - SOLD

A beautiful summer evening...the sun is setting, the fields are glowing. A lovely time to be painting plein air!
12" x 24" / acrylic 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bunch of daisies - SOLD

A bunch I pulled from the garden this morning. Aren't daises a classic summer thing? Well, I guess roses are too. As well as lilies, sunflowers, etc... Isn't summer lovely?
Also, I am very happy to announce that selected works of mine are now available at Ayrspace Gallery near Cambridge, ON. Ayrspace is run by a wonderful woman named Jill and she is just a pleasure! You will really enjoy her gallery: she's very welcoming and has a great eye. Drop in and check it out!
6"x6" / oil on panel / $75

Monday, July 5, 2010

Chillin' - SOLD

Holy hannah it is steaming out there! It was 33˚C (91.4˚F) but 41˚C with the humidex (105.8˚F)! So another cool melon for lunch - this time a cold, sweet cantaloupe : )
6"x6" / oil on panel / $75c

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Summer lovin' - SOLD

These are some wedges cut from a melon we ate for dessert. Sweet, intense, cold and juicy - the perfect watermelon : ) Ahh.... summer.
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $75

Saturday, July 3, 2010


I painted this last week in the evening. Directly behind me there was traffic and it was kind of noisy, a fellow painter had been involved in a collision a few minutes before I arrived (everyone was okay thank goodness) and it was hot and humid. I was feeling unsettled but finally I settled in and focused on the calm beauty in front of me. And this was the result. Isn't summer grand?
10" x 30" / acrylic on canvas / $400

Friday, July 2, 2010

Silver strap

Before you're tempted to compare me to Ms. Marcos, two words: not mine ; ) Yep, I'm borrowing other people's shoes now. She's got good taste!
6x6 / oil on panel / $75

Thursday, July 1, 2010

At ease

Now these are what I live in all summer; my good ol' Birkenstocks : )
6"x6" / oil on panel / $75