Tuesday, October 30, 2007


I was making Adzuki Bean soup and these limes were one of the last ingredients.

Well OK, to be totally honest one of the wedges was saved for my husband's Corona. For a cool autumn day this was a very strange mix, healthy nourishing soup and a Corona.

4" x 6" acrylic on a gallery wrapped canvas - SOLD

Monday, October 29, 2007


I looked at the kiwi and thought it would be interesting to try and paint, it isn't pretty to look at, plain, brown and rather prickly. The inside though is quite different, bright green, translucent and juicy.

When I sat down to paint, I didn't have a plan. It was one of those paintings that just happened and it was a very enjoyable morning.

4 x 6 inch acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas - $50. incl. shipping

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Lemons 2

This is a simplistic composition with lemons. When painting fruit it's easy to get lost in the abstraction of shapes and colour which can be very satisfying.

4" x 6 "acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas - $50 incl shipping

Saturday, October 27, 2007


I drink lemon juice almost everyday, it's supposed to be good for you, cleansing and all that.
In the last year lemons have become a staple in my kitchen. I use them for a variety of things, but my favourite use of lemons is as decoration. A bowl full of lemons on a table or counter is a visual delight and mine are usually in a beautiful deep blue pottery bowl.
5 x 7 acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas - $60. incl. shipping

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Waterfront Walk

I finished this painting today? I say that as a question because it was one of those paintings that I really enjoyed, capturing a couple on a walk.

Well it also became one of those paintings where I start thinking "mmm, if I changed this or added that, it will be soo... much better"and now as I am looking at it, I'm not sure it's finished because I want to make changes.

But, I also know that it's important for me to let things go, to start another painting and that is the best reason for me to blog and to paint daily. It keeps me moving on and learning.

6 x 8 acrylic painting on gallery wrapped canvas - $65. incl. shipping

Monday, October 22, 2007

Kodak Memories

When my son went back to college this Fall he left behind two little Kodak film canisters, they were part of my Dad’s collection.

Inside I found negatives of travel trailers, my older sisters as little girls and a mystery wedding.

Painting the film became possible only when I concentrated on the shapes and colour.

5" x 7" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas - $60. including shipping

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Fresh Produce

One of my many dreams has been to travel and paint the places I’ve seen. I have done some of that and hope to do more but right now I’m traveling in my own neighborhood.

The other night my husband and I were going for an evening walk, I was disappointed that it was getting dark but it was a beautiful crisp Fall evening and the lights and colours of our corner store challenged me into painting my first night scene.
6 x 8 acrylic painting on gallery wrapped canvas - SOLD