Thursday, November 27, 2014


"Pastries" by John Azoni
It's been too long since I offered up a little "ARTLOVE". So just wondering, who is an artist, or more specifically a painting, you are loving right now? Of course, we could list hundreds but just choose one : ) I'm spotlighting "Pastries" by John Azoni. Isn't it lush?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Work in progress

So today I finished the drawing to the level I wanted and began blocking in the light areas. I am just loving the tangle of branches. At this stage I don't want to leave the studio but alas, I've got other responsibilities too ; ) Soon!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sneak Peek

A detail of the tree painting I started today : )

In the five+ years I've been blogging, this may be the first time I've posted something truly non art-related. I saw this tonight and am sharing. I am warning you that it is horrific but also honest. Just maybe someone out there who drinks and drives will happen to watch this and who knows... it might happen to affect them in such a way that it will save somebody's life. Yep. Probably a long shot but you gotta try.
Tomorrow, back to my tree progress.
Peace : )

Monday, November 24, 2014

Want art? : )

So I'm getting back to the studio tomorrow to begin a large tree painting (feeling excited) but in the meantime, I wanted to show you a sample of some of my small paintings in case you might be looking to brighten your wall, or someone else's space. If there's anything you're interested in or would like me to send some pictures of, just ask! I deliver everywhere : )

Friday, November 14, 2014

Pictures from the Christmas Handmade Market - Friday

Today was a bustling, festive day at Honsberger Estate Winery. Complete with snow flurries! Here are a few quick snaps. The market runs Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm. Come out and enjoy!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Puffy cloud

Puffy cloud with a puffy chickadee. A common bird but I sure love their form!
And I'd like to invite you to the Christmas HandMade Market this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Honsberger Estate Winery in Jordan, Ontario. The market runs daily from 11-4 daily. If you enjoy buying local, this is the place to find fine artisans, beautiful craftsmanship, food, wine... all in one place. I will be offering my small paintings for these three days at a very special market price of $50. So if you've had your eye on something, now is the time to buy it! Shop, sip and savour!
6"x6" / oil on canvas / $99 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Vintage Santa

This is a vintage, plastic Santa figurine. I think it was meant to put a light in his back so that he glowed. My nephew commented that he looked menacing. Maybe. Sometimes the older figures don't look quite as merry as the ones we currently see! I know it's early to see Christmas themed work but I am attending the HandMade Christmas Market this weekend and thought it would be nice to have a Santa painting : )
6"x6" / oil / $99 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Barbara Muir's Opening + the Christmas HandMade Market!

Last night my daughter and I had the pleasure of attending the opening for Barbara Muir's latest show. It was such a treat to see Barbara's luscious new paintings in the flesh (so to speak : ). If you are not familiar with her work, please check out her blog. Her show is at Studio Vogue Gallery in Toronto and runs till November 29th. Check it out here.
Also, it's HandMade Market time! Definitely a seasonal highlight. Please consider this your personal invitation if you are in the area. I will have my small daily oil paintings for sale. Food, wine, and 80+ vendors will be at Honsberger Estate Winery in Jordan, Ontario (Canada). 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

"Breakfast in bed" by Canadian abstract artist Kimberly Rempel

"Breakfast in bed". Yep! This is the last progression shot. Same painting. Interesting how they evolve isn't it? Below is how it last looked when I shared. This piece is 30"x30" on gallery wrapped canvas. For further info, you can see SaatchiArt.
Below is how it would look in a room:
And in other things that make me happy: interesting colour drips on my studio floor.
Have a good day!