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"

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Monotype "Kauai Evening"

I create monotypes using simple shapes and colours with the hopes of evoking an emotion of a time or place. I printed "Kauai Evening" thinking of my time spent last October in Kauai. It was wonderful, relaxing, a time to celebrate a wedding and a chance to escape the stress of everyday life.

Image size 10" x 13"

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Monotype "Evening in July"

I'm not sure where July went and around here it's just starting to feel like summer,  but I'm hoping to spend a few more evenings enjoying views like this.

Image size 10" x 13" orginal monotype

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Monotype "Change of Scenery"

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to get away for a week-end.  This view is from the Coquihalla summit. This painting is now at the Juan de Fuca Centre.

Image 8" x 10"

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Monotype "Late Evening"

This is one of 8 pieces I have at Dr  Dustin Holben's office in Langford

Image size "8 x 10"

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Monotype "Early Morning"

Time has passed again, much too quickly!
  I see these trees outside my living room window,
 the light behind them is ever changing
 and there's usually a crow sitting on top of the tallest one.

Image size 8 x 10

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Monotype "Spring 1"

 Yesterday was the first day warm enough to take our jackets off at the beach, today it's back to wind and clouds.  Oh well, the brief moment of spring like weather was inspiring.

Image size 4" x 5" SOLD
Matted 11" x 14"

Sunday, March 13, 2011

"Side by Side" Associates Show at Coast Collective March 10 - 27

"Through the Back Door"
11" x 14" acrylic on canvas SOLD

Monday, February 28, 2011

Art Changeover Coast Collective

Three framed monotypes ready for the changeover at Juan De Fuca Rec Centre and Crossroads Pub & Grill. Left to Right  "Memories of Kauai", "Dreams of Africa" & "Valley Fields". The detail isn't great but a different perspective is always good.
Image size 6" x 6", framed 11" x 11"

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Monotype "On the Island"

Another monotype, this one with my favourite colour combination. I'm forturnate to live a couple of blocks from the ocean, it never fails to help me de-stress.

 Image size 8" x 8" SOLD

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monotype - "On the Way to Work"

I love the simplicity of trees in winter.  The disappearing edges and the floating quality of the trees hopefully gives one the feeling of passing by but not missing the moment.

Image size 8" x 8"

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Monotype "On the Way Home"

The past few weeks I've been working on monotypes, the process of monotypes can be found here and here. The actual printing can be tricky but with time and patience I have managed to print a few that I like. Stay tuned for more!

This image is 6" x 6"! SOLD

Monday, January 17, 2011



When I don't have a lot of time I find myself painting landscapes, putting paint on canvas without alot of preliminary thought gives me the fix I sometimes need.

11 x 14 acrylic on board -  SOLD

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Vague Resolution

I admire people who are able to make lists and outline their goals for the coming year, for instance my daughter and her husband meticulously write down resolutions and put them in their advent calendar to be read and reviewed the following year.

This year I do have a recurring thought that could be considered a resolution “Do something with the art blog”. I haven't made any lists nor do I have specific goals, just more discipline and focus on my part. Let's hope I can stick to it!

11 x 14 acrylic on board "Top of the Hill" - SOLD