Serenity – Acrylic Painting

This is one of last year’s favorites. I really had a whole other plan for this one but somehow, this icy perspective came out as if it had a life of its own.


Acrylic on stretched canvas
61 by 46 cm (24 by 18 inches)

Source: Serenity

Unfinished but Lovely 

Phases one, two and three of the piece I’m currently working on. I’m excellent at starting paintings, proving to myself that I can pull off what I intend on expressing but not actually finishing them until I absolutely have to… Maybe at last minute before a potential buyer is coming to view it or just before I’m submitting for a show.

This, like others is at the point that I love it but, no it’s not finished. I’m determined though. I think I’m going to finish it.

Not only that, but I might actually finish some others. I might just…


Solace – My newest painting!

I’m very proud of my newest piece! I’ve been focusing on painting a LOT! Absolutely loving the therapeutic process. This one is almost finished. I’ve got a few minor adjustments to make but I couldn’t wait to start sharing my progress with you.

Please, comment if you enjoy this forest painting.
Does it strike an emotion or a memory?


Acrylic on stretched canvas
24 by 20 inches

Source: Solace

Undertaking of the Windy Blue Flower

Of all my floral shots, this photo from Stanley Park has been a source of pride for a couple of years. I finally decided to paint it despite a slight feeling of intimidation due to the complexity of detail in the petals. I’m three sessions into it and so glad I took a change on this one. So far I have pleasantly surprised myself. Scroll down for my current progress.


I’ve been experimenting with the fun process of applying complementary colours first, then adding the actual colours over top. This takes a bit of trial and error but allowing a bit of the original layer shine through adds real impact.

There’s more work to be done but I’m enjoying the progress. Here is end of session 3:

End of session two:

And the end of session one:

As you can see, the changes from one session to the next are dramatic. I find this process inspiring as I apply each layer. I hope to retain generous amounts of the original colours shining through in the final stages. Stay tuned as I will post more progress soon.

Readership Appreciation Award

I’m lucky enough to have been nominated for the Readership appreciation Award by not one but two people.

First, the amazing Linda from A Nature Mom passed it on to me and them the very talented Carol from Painted By The Sun.

Carol and Linda, a BIG thank you to you both! I love both your blogs 🙂

The six blogs I want to pass this award on to are:

Lonely Sailboat, The Painting Is Complete!

So, I’ve called this one finished. The textures and colour contrast have transformed again. I was having a bit of an old impressionist painter’s problem – I would paint with a ton of light and it looked fantastic but when taken away from all that light, I could not see enough detail. So here it is. Now that I can see the colour and texture in a typically lit room, I’m happy.

Lonely Sailboat, Oil Painting

Lonely Sailboat, Oil Painting

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Impasto Sunflowers, Oil Paintings

Though, some of you have already seen these two paintings, I originally posted them right when I started this blog and therefore they received little to no audience. The first one, Fiery Sunflower, is my personal favourite. Now that I have a wonderful audience which (I’m very grateful) is growing every day, I felt compelled to bring this piece up again.

Fiery Sunflower was the first of my paintings that ever sold as a print and it was my first attempt at palette knife painting. I love this technique. For me, it proves to be a very enjoyable and somewhat liberating experience. I love the way the palette knife allows for thick texture. It seems to bring the image to life somehow, don’t you think?

The second, Cool Sunflower On A Sunny Day, was just to see if I could recreate the same effect using opposite colours, complementing the first. Love the bright colour in this one.

Fiery Sunflower - Impressionist Oil Painting

Fiery Sunflower

Cool Sunflower On A Sunny Day - Impressionist Oil Painting

Cool Sunflower On A Sunny Day

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Sunshine Award

I’m very honoured to receive the Sunshine Award!

Thank you, to the lovely Kimberly Konkol of the wonderful blog,Ever Lasting Love Of Flowers, for passing this award to me.

Rules for the Sunshine Award:

    1. Link the award to the person who gave it to you.
    2. Answer the questions that come with it.
    3. Pass it along to 10 people and let them know they have received it.

10 Awesome Blogs I Pass The Sunshine Award To:

To Answer 10 Questions About Me:

    1. Favourite Colour
    – My favourite colour is green.
    2. Favourite Animial
    – My favourite animals would have to be cats (I love my cat’s ability to be independent and lovable at the same time).
    3. Favourite Number
    – My favourite number is 21.
    4. Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink
    – My favourite non-alcoholic drink is a toss-up between green tea and chai tea lattes.
    5. Facebook or Twitter
    – I enjoy both Facebook and Twitter but I prefer Facebook for personal and Twitter for professional.
    6. My Passion
    – My passions are painting and photography.
    7. Giving or Receiving
    – Can’t deny that I love receiving presents but few things beat the feeling of knowing you got just the perfect gift for someone you love.
    8. Favourite Pattern
    – I like stripes.
    9. Favourite Day of the Week
    – My favourite day of the week is Saturday.
    10. Favourite Flower
    – My favourite flowers are wild roses.

Work In Progress, Orange Tulip, Oil Painting (phase 2)

Work In Progress, Orange Tulip, Oil Painting (phase 2)

Work In Progress, Orange Tulip, Oil Painting (phase 2)

I’ve added a lot more paint, maybe lost some of the depth but as it is a work in progress I’m happy with the rich colors and will continue to build light and shade once it is dry. Painting inspired by ‘Orange Tulip’, the photograph.




Orange Tulip, Oil Painting (phase 1)

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Work In Progress, Orange Tulip, Oil Painting

Orange Tulip - Oil Painting

Orange Tulip

Painting inspired by ‘Orange Tulip’, the photograph. I began working on this tulip last night. So far, I’m very happy with how it’s flowing. Looking forward to finishing it.







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