Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sweet Otter


24 x 24
Oil on canvas
My daughter LOVES otters.  So here is an otter.  Because I'm a sucker for what my daughter likes.

Friday, April 29, 2016

For me!!!!


Oil on canvas
8 x 8

There was a study that was done and they found out that the heart-rate of woman accelerate significantly when shown a picture of this little blue box. 
No study was made (and no study was needed) but this outfit accelerate the heart-beat of men ;)
Woman or Man… Hope you took your Beta Blockers!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Big scary cat


8 x 8
Oil on canvas

So I was very bummed out about my ugly landscape I did the day before.  I needed a pick me up.  So here it is.  An easy big cat.  Funny how some things are easy to paint for some people and others struggle with.  Landscape should be easy.  Most artist can do them.  I find a face way easier to paint then a tree. 

When I fail at something I had set my heart on accomplishing,  I feel like I'm only as good as this last painting I just did.  So I HAVE to prove myself wrong.  I have to paint my *** off to prove it!
  
So my family ate late last night and did not have the clean sheets to sleep in that I had planned on giving them.  But they got a happier mama and wife!  

(Reference picture from Gary Jones.  Used with permission :) )

Monday, April 25, 2016

Nature trail


6 x 6
Oil on canvas

I rarely do landscape.  I wanted to relax today and make my headache go away so I made my brain dance on the canvas.  It worked :) My headache went away.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Eye of a Horse


Oil on canvas
6 x 6

Here is another painting witch I painted with a reference picture from http://pmp-art.com
The photograph is called "A Kind Soul" by Ruth Archer"

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Owl


6 x 6
Oil on canvas

This is the first time I paint a picture from the site http://pmp-art.com
This picture is called "Portrait of a Great Horned Owl" by Sandy Scott
I really appreciate being able to use these free reference photos.
I wanted to paint an owl but owls are kind of hard to find.  So thank you Sandy Scott for finding it for me! It was fun to paint!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Busted!


8 x 8
Oil on canvas

This is a true story.  Last year while I was working as a receptionist I got bored and decided to paint the sole of my shoes red to fool my coworkers.
It worked!  
So today I thought it would be fun to paint a girl that get's caught trafficking her cheap shoes into Louboutin!
I hope it gave you a chuckle. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Veuve Clicquot: La Grande Dame


8 x 10
Oil on canvas

Friday, March 11, 2016

Peek-a-boo


6 x 6
Oil on canvas

Jeans and skin
Two of my favourite and easiest thing to paint.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The signs of spring


6 x 12
Oil on canvas

Spring is here!  I'm sure a lot of woman will know what I'm talking about :)

Monday, March 7, 2016

Chateau D'eau


20 x 20
Oil on thick canvas

This is the biggest I have done in a long time. I did it for a contest that I planned to enter. We had to paint "water" I thought this was clever. The water is in the tank and there is also water used for making the electricity in the wires. I didn't enter it after all... I got lazy and missed the deadline to send my inscription. Oh well! Maybe next year!

Here's the picture I drove all the way downtown Montreal to take.




Thursday, March 3, 2016

Denim short


6 x 6
Oil on Canvas

Can't wait to wear shorts!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

In front of King's Cross


Oil on canvas
8 x 8

Standing in front of King's Cross at Universal Studio in Orlando two summers ago.
This is truly a magical place.  You could stay there for days and find something you overlooked the day before.  
I took so many picture to paint and this is the first one.  
It's a never ending list, my painting list. 
But it's what makes waking up in the morning fun… knowing there's always something worth painting :)

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Handy Girl


8 x 8
Oil on Canvas

This is the most daring in my painting that I have been.  I know nudes are part of a lot of artist repertoire but I was always hesitant to make any.  It's not exactly a nude right?  It's the best I can do to start with.  Anyways, I find a girl in underwear much sexier.
Today, on the DPW challenge, we had to paint tools.  I figured I would "Valentine" it a bit and make it romantic.  If I was to paint tools on this day it was for sure going to have some sort of frills. 
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Baby Lily


5 x 7
Oil on Gessobord

Here is Lily when she was a baby.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hurricane-a-comin 


6 x 6
Oil on Canvas

Ok there was no "Hurricane-a-comin" but it was not the most beautiful day in Florida New Smyrna Beach that day.  It was perfect for this week's challenge though!  John Constable probably would have loved the option "burst color" on our computer to make the sky more dramatic then it really is.  We have it easy!  I have included both pictures, the original and the one I used.  


Here's the original


Here is is after a few "burst color" clics.


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Kayak view


9 x 7
Oil on canvas

Thanks to my friend Glenn Mallen for letting me use this picture as a reference!  We used to have a summer home on this lake too.  Now we go about once a year but never early enough in the day to be on the lake when the lake is this calm.  

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Peonies


Oil on canvas
8 x 8

I LOVE peonies. Love love love them.  But they are a mystery to my painting eye.  I attempt to paint them about once a year… that's the time it takes for me to forget how hard it is.  So today I bought a bunch of them at Michael's.  I am pleasantly surprised with the result.  I wiped it off twice.  All the different shades of pinks!  I only realized my painting was pretty when I was done and the picture was taken.  So I hope you enjoy them because you might not see them in my gallery until next year ;)

Here's my reference photo (taken in my closet, in the dark with a flashlight shining through my sunglasses to give it an orange glow) Hey, whatever works!




Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Groundhog day


6 x 6
Oil on canvas board

So we had to paint a Groundhog for this week challenge on DPW.
I took the picture that was suggested to us and "tweaked" it a little.

It's his day and he can do whatever he wants and if that means wearing a tiara then so be it!
I think it suits him very well.