Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I'm not sure what I was thinking, I can barely keep up one blog, never mind two, so I've decided to  continue my random posting on "Trek in Art - Inspiration, Motivation Muse" Please click on link to see further updates

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Bloom IV

Acrylic on cradled wood panel
12 x 12 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

New Landscapes

11 x 14 - Acrylic on Canvas

Beyond The Shadow
11 x 14 - Acrylic on Cradled wood Panel

These two paintings are now at the Juan De Fuca Centre. "Overlooking" is one of my favourite spots on the Dallas waterfront and "Beyond the Shadow" is a composite painting  from places in the Fraser Valley.

 Now I'm off to Tofino with friends, to do some storm watching! 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy New Year!

It was nice to have few days off after Christmas. My time was spent working on a huge oil painting,running to the art store to buy lino to make prints and then over to the craft store for wool to make a scarf.  I realize I am a bit of a "scanner" when it comes to creating art. I love to trying new things, and sometimes have trouble finishing projects:).

The above acrylic painting was started and finished today..

8 x 8  on canvas panel

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Pictures from my walk this morning!
We celebrate on Christmas Eve.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


This project took me only two week-ends to get to:).

Monday, November 21, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Small Treasures Show

This painting along with "Saanich Fields" will be in the Coast Collective Show,
November 23 - December 18

"Pumpkin Patch"

Acrylic 8" x 10"

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Saanich Fields

Reminiscent of Italy.
I drive by these fields pretty much every day,
 but yesterday they really caught my eye!

Acrylic on linen 8" x 8" SOLD

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Into the Fog

This painting along with "Late Summer" have been accepted into the Coast Collective Collaboration Show with The Churchill Society, one day only, Oct 29th at The Atrium downtown Victoria.

12" x 12" acrylic on wood cradled panel 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Late Summer

I finished this acrylic painting on the week-end, between cooking, eating, visiting, eating, and more visiting!

Acrylic painting 12" x 12" on wood cradled panel.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Monotype "Valley Sunset"

This is a monotype, I did last June, I didn't blog it because I wasn't crazy about the picture and kept thinking I would take a better one, well it never happened and the painting is now ( along with a few other paintings) at the "Chiropractor for Life" offices in Langford. I did this monotype after driving through the Fraser Valley during twilight, the light was very nostalgic for me, having grown up in the valley.

Image size 8 x 10

Look to the  upper right and click on "Inspiration, Motivation, Muse"!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Watermelon Slices

This painting will also be in the "Food for Thought" show at the Coast Collective!

Image size 10 x 13 watercolour and gouache

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I tried making baba ghanoush for an event this past week-end, but I ended up not serving it. It didn't look at all like the picture.  I am much happier with the painting and I'm glad to say that it will be in the "Food for Thought" Show at the Coast Collective, Sept 21 to Oct 9

Acrylic on Linen 10 x 10.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lemons with Lime

I couldn't resist painting these lemons (and lime) that were on my counter!
Acrylic on Linen 12 x 12 SOLD

Saturday, August 27, 2011


It has been a while since I have used watercolour. In this painting I started with transparent watercolour and  added white gouache to the backround. The photo does not show it, but I like the contrast, of the opaque look of gouache, and the translucent look of watercolour.

Image size 11 x 14 SOLD

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monotype "Golden Evening"

There is nothing like walking in the evening until the last bit of light disappears.  This monotype plus 17 other paintings and monotypes of mine are showing at "The Gingergroup" until the end of September.

Image size 10" x 13"

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monotype "Colour of August"

I have started to read Twyla Tharp's book "The Creative Habit", she talks about rituals which help the creative habit.

The last few weeks I have started the ritual of getting up an hour earlier before work to focus on art, and not being a morning person, I am pleased to note there are more scribbles in my sketch book and more ideas have lingered on my mind through out the day.

Image size 10" x 13"

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monotype 'Chestnut Trees"

I grew up surrounded by chestnut trees, and I now live on a street lined with chestnut trees. In this monotype, I have tried to capture the shapes of the sunlit trees and although I would have liked to have seen more contrast, I am quite pleased with the way it turned out.
Image size 10" x 13"