Monday, December 31, 2012

Best of 2012!

Happy New Year everyone! I wish you a year filled with creativity, adventure, health and safety, a warm heart and inspired soul. All mixed together with a bunch of kindness. A lot of kindness. At this time of year I always do my Top 10. This year I'm doing something a little different. I am doing the top 5 in three categories: non-represtational, daily paintings and landscape. And I just wanted to send out a HUGE thank you to all my friends/fellow artists/subscribers in this beautiful blog world we love. I can't tell you how much your support, comments and friendships have meant. It is an incredibly enriching part of my life and I am so thankful to have this opportunity. You are the BEST!
~Landscape Top 5~
Great White Oak, acrylic on canvas
Forsythia Branches, acrylic on canvas
 presently untitled, acrylic on canvas
 Bowmen Swamp, November / acrylic on canvas
Mist, acrylic on canvas
~Non-Representational Top 5~
 Autumn, acrylic on canvas
 Jewels, acrylic on canvas
 Kites, acrylic on canvas
 Lovers, acrylic on canvas
Snow, acrylic on canvas
~Daily Paintings Top 5~
 Merry and Bright, oil on canvas
 Lunch (kickin' it old school), oil on canvas
 Concords, oil on canvas
 Yum, Yum, A Chelsea Bun, oil on canvas
untitled, oil on canvas

Sunday, December 30, 2012


These are my party shoes. I bought them for a black dress I got at Christmas. In reality the heel is much higher. When you see them from the front or look down on them from above, they look like a simple black pump. I joke that they are my "mullet" shoes: All business in the front, party in the back : ) I'm wearing them tonight to go out to dinner. I can only wear these after I've calculated how much of the evening I will be standing. Ah...what we go through : )
6"x6" / oil on canvas / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Friday, December 28, 2012

50% online sale continues for 3 more days!

Three days left for the online 50%-off sale! All 6x6 and 6x8 paintings are $50 including free shipping worldwide. More on that in a minute.
But first things first: for those that celebrate, how were your holidays? I had a great Christmas filled with many hours of games (Trivial Pursuit, Dominoes, Cranium, Clue, cards, Dixit, Scattergories, Blokus) and hanging out with those I love. And tomorrow I stop all the gingerbread cookies and chocolates. Seriously. But gosh, they are delicious. And Candy Cane Chocolate Fudge Crackle ice-cream? *happy sigh*
Okay. Back to the sale. I took a snapshot of a handfull of paintings in the studio. If you've got any questions or there's something in particular you're looking for, let me know! If you see something you like, send me an email and I will make a revised PayPal button for you reflecting the new price. Cheers!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry & Bright - SOLD

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, 
everything is softer and more beautiful.  ~Norman Vincent Peale
6"x8" / oil on canvas / SOLD

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Balls

More Christmas balls : )
6"x6" / oil on panel / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Trio

Christmas ornaments are part of the holiday tradition I love. When we decorate the tree and pull out the ornaments from Christmases past, each has a memory. A walk down memory lane.
6"x6" / oil on canvas / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

50% Online SALE continues + An Antique Christmas - SOLD

Whoa - it's been a week since I posted. To get you up-to-date - that canvas I last showed? It turned into a pile of mushy junk. Yep. All scraped off now. Also I've been plugging away in the studio, regrouping paintings, cleaning up etc... Exciting stuff. Yawn ; )
So this is an antique decoration that belongs to my Dad. It sits in an old shaker basket full of Christmas balls and other birds. I will snap a picture of it and share later this week - it's so lovely! Anyway, I like the way he paired the cardinal with the Christmas ball branch. Festive.
And THANKS to those who have ordered paintings from my sale! It continues through the month of December.
6"x6" / oil on canvas / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

what I'm working on today...

Looks a little bubble-gummy right now but do not fear. Early days. Oil on canvas.

Monday, December 3, 2012

50% off online daily painting sale!

Hi friends! For the month of December I am having an online 50% off sale on all 6x6 and 6x8 paintings. Paintings are now $50 including free shipping! Above are some of the paintings I have in my studio that are available. If you'd like to buy, just email me letting me know and I will send you a link with a PayPal button reflecting the new price. Happy shopping!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Latest woods painting - done!

I'm done. And happy! Acrylic on canvas. Title coming soon.
Other news...Have to say I am completely enjoying my book: Painters Eleven: The Wild Ones of Canadian Art by Iris Nowell. Engrossing! And I find the painters lives/paths fascinating. I highly recommend it. You know that feeling when you come across an eloquent passage and think: Yes! That's exactly what I've been trying to put into words. Well, here's a well-stated thought by Nowell that I love: "Crucially for me, I learned that appreciating Abstract Expressionist art begins with surrender, by allowing a painting to posses you. Once this occurs, you stop looking for symbols or messages or meanings, and experience instead rhythm, energy, power, grace".