One sunny afternoon I sat on my deck in Vancouver, brush in hand not knowing what to paint. I stared down at the piece of two by two foot freshly gessoed masonite board firmly planted on my lap. The sky was ultramarine blue, the garden glowing green and most colourful that day in late July, 2004. My senses were overwhelmed by the beauty of this environment. I glanced down at the board and at a the light grey shadow there; my shadow.
I gingerly traced it beginning to fill in whimsical areas of enchantment with much excitement and more importantly, contentment. Continue reading
An original created using Windsor and Newton watercolor, Prismacolor Verithin colored pencils and India ink on Arches cold press watercolor paper.
The original is for sale in my Art Shop. Prints are now available to!
Size of Original – 6″ by 8″ or 152mm by 203mm
Size of Print – 5″ by 7″ or 127mm by 177mm
This is definitely one of my favorites!
Size – 8″ by 8″
Medium – India ink and Windsor and Newton Watercolor on Arches Cold press watercolor paper.
Artist Statement – Ever wonder what a tree would look like without leaves or blossoms growing on one side? The new baby foliage on this tree faces the other way, giving good reason to believe the grass IS greener on the other side. Or in this behind the seasons look, Spring IS sprung on the other side.
Spring is the second watercolor in the four seasons series. The Winter painting is beautiful to.
The sun has been shining these last few days here in the city. You have no idea what it feels like to have heat on your skin after 6 months of being couped up inside freezing. Well, winter is not that bad. But Spring sure does feel that good!
The original Spring painting has since sold. It is however available as a glicée print in my art shop.
Update – Spring was featured on Monkey Bun’s Etsy Pics!!! Thank you Krystal.
Let me introduce Emma, Dorothy and Louise!
Title – The Indigo Sisters
Medium – Watercolor, India ink and colored pencil on Arches cold press watercolor paper.
Prints are available in my art shop.
Sometimes art needs to take you away
to another land where flowers spin,
the terrain is checkered moss green and ocher;
where the grass grows as bamboo
and is pointy at it’s tip.
I created this art card using Kroma artist quality acrylic, pigmented ink and archival pen on 1/8″ (3mm) thick cold press illustration board. It is varnished three times and has a lovely sheen about it.
Get your rulers out as the image above is much larger than the original. It’s all about the detail baby!
Available in both open edition 5×7 inch size and in a limited edition run of 100 ONLY in ACEO mini print size in the art shop.
Standard ACEO Size – 2.5″ by 3.5 inches or 6.4cm by 9cm
ACEO – Art Cards Editions and Originals
People collect ACEO’s worldwide just like they do with Magic or Hockey trading cards. They are wallet sized and frames are easy to find for them.
This is Amelia.
And this is her little sister Becky.
Both were drawn with india ink and painted with gouache on red Canson paper. Amelia measures 5″ by 5″ while Becky weighs in at 3″ by 3″.
Amelia made the front page of Etsy today!
The fictitious Belladonna bulb in bloom…
I completed this watercolor today.
Size – 4 by 6 inches
Materials – Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens, Windsor & Newton watercolor and Holbien gouache on Arches watercolor paper