Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Jar Party!


10 x 10
Oil on wood panel

I was trying to photograph Christmas ornements in one of my precious vintage Mason Jar.  They were pink balls from my Christmas tree.  It was not looking good, or to my liking. I could not figure out what was the problem.  Then I thought, what if the colour is what's not right. I loved how the strawberries looked in my last painting so I removed the balls and grabed the first red thing I found which was red ribbons.  I seriously just shoved them in the jar and took a picture.  I fell in love.  I had 200 bad pictures and 1 great one on the first try.  Funny how that happens. So there it is: Jar Party!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Someday I'll be a big Ketchup!




8 x 8

Oil and Acrylic on 1 1/2 Wood Panel
Sometimes, my husband brings me back pretty clothes or jewellery from his trip. But sometimes he brings me back something that really makes me love him. Like this CUTE LITTLE BABY KETCHUP!!!!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Strawberries having a ball!

6 x 6
Oil on wood panel
I love Mason jars!  I started collecting them and I'm out of control!  This one is a new one... not a collectable.  I wanted a small jar and I don't have a see-through one in my collection.  I need to fix this soon!!! 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Gold Bow


6 x 6
Oil on Thick Wood Panel.
​BOWS BOWS BOWS!!! That's what I'm obsessing about right now! I adore painting shiny things. The important part is the drawing... then you just kind of do paint by numbers. Every line is a challenge in itself to find the right value! If you don't.. then it doesn't work!

Here is the original picture
Here is a "work in progress" Picture

Friday, October 27, 2017

Gifted


Gifted
10 x 10
Oil on Wood Panel.

​Another Coca-Cola painting! This is one of the bottle I found at a flee market last week. I remember my parents drinking out of these bottles!
But as I started my photo shoot, I realized it needed some reds. I can't paint a Coca Cola painting with no red... or can I?
So I jacked it up (as Monty would say)
Now, after finishing this painting, I went to every store in my area to find pretty bows. Because I found out I love painting shinny bows. And because I can't obsess on one thing for more then a few paintings "bows" are my new obsession. How did Winston Churchill ever painted the same goldfish pond over 500 times? I'll never know!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

3 Coke Bottles


Acrylic and Oil on Wood Panel.
10 x 10 inches

After 5 Coke bottle, here is 3 coke bottles! 
I'm having a blast painting these. So much so that I've been antiquing and looking for old Coca-Cola bottles and Pepsi bottles. I'm in no way done with this collection.
I know... I know... I never follow through with collections. But there's just so much interesting subjects to paint in this world! But this is my 4th Coke painting. Even if I stop here, I made a small collection!

Here is my original picture

I find it's extremely important to have a good picture when you paint glass.  It makes all the difference.  I kind of made the liquid colour more see-through.  It's the fun part of painting these.



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Eye of the Kitty


25 x 26 cm
Oil on Barn-Wood
This is my sister in-law/next-door neighbour's cat.  I always get to babysit her whenever they go away.  I love when they go away ;)
I always have picture session with her after I go feed her.  How can I not?  Look at her!  She's just asking to get her picture taken.  
I painted her on Barn-Wood.  It's ready to hang on your wall.  I added hooks and a wire in the back. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Farine Five Roses


8 x 8
Oil and Acrylic on Wood Panel.
​This is a famous Montreal landmark.  Everyone who lives in Montreal can associate with this sign.  There was talk about tearing it down for a while but I think it's safe now.  I just always loved it!  I use Farine Five Roses (It's flour)  when I bake because of this sign.  There use to be the word "Flour" under "Five Roses" but it was taken down after a new lawpassed to preserve our french language.  No comments... But you can see where the structure is made to hold another word.  It looks great in the dark also... It all lights up! 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Light's out.


Oil on Barn-Wood
19 x 10
I love painting this dress! It's just the right blue. I also wanted to include a lantern I just found at an Antique store near my house. I've been collecting lots of old stuff lately. Again, I painted on an old piece of barn wood I purchased at "La Grangerie" a store that sells recycle barn wood.

Here is the picture I used.  

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Coca-Cola 6 pack


9 3/4 x 9 3/4 Inches


There's a place near my house that sells Barn wood.  
They wash it, treat it so there's no "bugs" and it's dried. This piece is painted on 100 years old barn wood plank.  
I cut it so it's the size I need it to be and I burn the ends with a torch (So much fun) so it match the rest of the wood colour.
It's got it's own texture!  
It kills my paintbrushes but the end result is so cool that it's well worth it.
Hope you like it!
The exact size is 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches.
I will add a wire in the back so it's ready to hang when you get it.

Friday, August 25, 2017


Savannah Rose



Oil on Barn wood
10 x 10

Why make things easy when you can make hard?
But this is well worth it!
The whole process is so much fun.  
First I go to an old barn near my house where they sell me barn-wood.  
They have tons of it!  So I get to pick what I want.
Then I decide what would look good on it.  Like this one, I could not paint on the right side of it because of all the holes.  So I though it would be perfect for this picture.  
Then I cut it and burn the ends so it fit's with the rest of the barn wood colour.
Then I paint!  
It's not easy but it so satisfying to see the image pop out of it.
My wood it treated against any bugs that may have made this old piece of wood it's home!
This piece is at least 100 years old!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

My Muse


8 x 8
Oil on thick Canvas

Barbie and my wood dummy fell in love and that's all I have to say about that.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kit Kat Cluster


8 x 8
Acrylic and oil on Gallery Wood Board
Kit Kats are my favorite chocolate bars. They are also red and I love to paint red. I hate to paint backgrounds so this was a treat for me! I like this cluster painting arrangement thing. The only thing is that they are lot of work!!! But the final result is so worth it! I haven't been painting in a while because I seem to have become allergic to Acrylic paint. I know!!! So I had to stop for a while. But oil seems to be fine so I was able to finish this one with oil! So no more Acrylic for a while. I'll try again later. I love oil a lot better anyways but Acrylic is great to do the lettering... I'll have to adjust.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mason Jar


6 x 6
Oil on thick wood panel

​This is the first Mason jar that I paint.  I love Mason jars.  I ordered these online because they don't seem to exist in Montreal... I've look everywhere for the Ball ones and could not find any anywhere. People who don't share the obsession for Mason jars can't understand how exiting it is when the Purolator brings you 3 dozen carton of them!  I may even attempt to make jam this year!   So here it is. The blue one!  The best one ;)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Naked Barbie


20 x 16
Oil on thick Canvas

I never understood that little wooden articulated doll that all artist use to paint the human form. I've had one since I started painting because... well... you need one if you're serious about being a real artist right? All it did was confused me! So I just had the best idea! Barbie can be my model! I spent about 1 hour at Toys r us choosing mine. I wanted blond Barbie but I could not leave without this latino Barbie! She's so pretty! So here it is! From my first photoshoot with Barbie. I had way too much fun. My daughter never played with Barbies (They freaked her out) so I had not dressed or combed Barbie's hair since 1984!

I thought I would add the real picture just for fun

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tomato Jam


10 x 8
Oil and Acrylic on Wood Panel

I asked my daughter what I should name this painting and she said "Jam". Because it's a fruit and it has lot's of sugar and that's the definition of Jam. So there you have it. I'm having a lot of fun painting red things! And somehow I think this falls into the "trompe l'oeuil" category again.  Notice the reflection of the sliced tomato in the bottle! Next? Skittles! 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

5 Coke Bottles


12 x 24
Acrylic and oil on angled canvas

So I decided I'm good at painting Coke bottles.  So I thought, let's make it a row!  Because I love rows!  Whenever I can a arrange things in a row I do it.  It's pleasing to the eye.  But when you have to paint 5 Coke bottles in a couple of days, it's less pleasing to my back!  But I did it!  

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Coke Bottles


Acrylic and Oil on canvas
10 x 10
I don't drink Coke, I never liked it but I always loved the idea of drinking Coke.  It's red and god knows I love red things! So I went out and bought some cute vintage Coke bottles and I painted them.  As I was progressing I backed up and realized I was painting very realistic.  I never really painted realistic because of the time it takes between layers.  I don't have that kind of patience to let paint dry.  So I used Acrylic for the reds and then I was able to paint the writing without having to wait for the drying time!  Genius right?  I like to think so.  So here it is!  I would have to say this is one of my favourite painting I've done.  I'm already taking pictures for my next Coke painting fix!  This stuff is addicting ;)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

From me to you

8 x 8
Acrylic on thick canvas
On April 1st, I will have a spot in a new Art Gallery that's opening in my region! I'm so excited! So I have been painting bigger then I usually do. But I have missed Daily Painting. So here is a small that I did today. It's in Acrylic, the new medium that I'm apparently favouring these days. I took some shipping paper, a old Pandora box and used my favorite colour bow and VOILA! I love it simple.