Welcome to my Studio Blog

Take a peek into my studio and See what inspires me to create my paintings and what’s been happening in my studio and on my travels.

I love to travel, see new places and meet new people. I love to create bold colourful paintings, many of them based on my wonderful travels.

Friday, November 23, 2007

An Interview at Art & Artistry

Hi everyone, I was interviewed at Art and Artistry about my art work. I am the featured artist for November in their newsletter. So if you feel like reading the interview, here is the link:

Wishing you all a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Retro Martini

Hi everyone, well I just finished my 1st canvas for my Bar series. It was sure difficult to paint those circle swirls free hand. Anyways, after lots of stress and swearing, I am very happy with this painting and how it turned out. I can't wait to show Andreas tonight.

Wishing you all a great day. Next I will work on the beer painting.

Wine Labels - Wonderful Promotion

Hi everyone thought I would share this with you. My good mate Sue, who now lives in beautiful Vancouver, has just bottled some of her own wine and used my paintings for her wine labels. They are just beautiful and it's wonderful advertising for me and my paintings.

So I thought I would share these pics with you of the very stylish wine labels she created. I can’t wait to visit her in Vancouver and try some of her wonderful wine.

Some close-ups of her beautiful labels:

Thanks a bunch Sue! It’s an honour to see my painting motifs on your beautiful labels! These would make excellent posters, you have a real graphic eye!

Andreas and I really miss you and Tom and our wonderful dinners and parties! It’s not the same since you both left…boohoo!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Wrapping-up my Martini painting

Hi Everyone, hope you all had a nice weekend. Here is my most recent update.
I will now begin work on my background with my retro cirlces and add my pink stars and fix my pink sticks and of course a few final touches at the end. The major components are all done and so far I am really pleased with my painting.

Wishing you all a nice day.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Martini Time - 1st Canvas wip

Hi Everyone, I began some work on my 1st canvas - Martini Time on this very windy, rainy day. I blocked in my background colour with a nice acqua green. Then I did my drawing on the canvas. I am quite content with the layout and design.

Now I have blocked in colour - I am painting with a big brush and feeling very loose. I have no reference pics and I am just going with the flow and having fun! Colours used: tit white, pathlo blue, paynes grey, pahtlo green, olive green, lemon yellow.

I am also not sure about the stars....Stayed Tuned......This painting is making we want to have a martini! LOL. Tonight when Andreas gets home from his biz trip - I will whip us up some - and they will be shaken not stirred!

Okay I added another wash of colour (greys, white blue) for the shaker and on the glasses and did an out line--still more work to be done on the glasses -the shaker is almost done. I am seeing it really coming together. I am having so much fun painting this one --could it be that I love drinking! LOL. So, I removed the stars and added another coat on the acqua green background. I will most likelt put the stars back in at the end after I see my retro circle design, and I am thinking hot pink to match the olive sticks (which are not done yet). I will also most likely add the red pimento bits in the olives. That will add some nice splash of red.

Okay, I am calling it a day as it is dark here now and I have troubles working under fake light. But I really feel like painting more, but I am best to work under fresh eyes and daylight tomorrow. I dont want to screw up what I just accomplished today.

Tomorrow I will begin the modelling work everywhere and painting in my retro circles. Have a great Friday night everyone. I am off to make myself a good martini and wait for my hubby who has been away all week. xoxoxo

Thursday, November 8, 2007

New Painting Idea–Bar/Happy Hour Theme

Hi everyone, well I have been busy scheming ideas for a new painting again for our new home. This time it will be a painting for our bar in the basement. It will be a quad-triptych of 4 canvases (each 40 x 40 cm) in a silver wood box floating frame.

Each canvas will have some alcohol beverage theme: martinis (cocktails), wine and champagne, Cognac and eau de vie, and of course beer-with a Bavarian colour theme).

The canvas: 40 x 40 cm

Here is a very, and I am very rough sketch of my ideas on paper with a slight colour scheme. There are lots of warm reddish/orange/yellow brick and wood tones in our new home and I want to have that reflected in the painting along with some blues/greens that compliment orange tones very well.

A close up of one of the ideas for one of the canvases : Martini cocktails

Here you can see a pic from the prospectus of the bar in the new home. I will hang these painting on the front wall (in front of the bar stools. (The fridge is not mine – there will be no fridge here-there will be one under the bar, which you do not see.)

So that’s what I have been up to these past days. I will soon begin my designs on the canvases. Stay tuned.

Wishing you all a lovely week.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Featured Artist on Imagekind.com Homepage

I am so happy and proud to announce that I have been selected to be on Imagekind's homepage as one of the Featured Artists of the week!

Please visit: http://www.imagekind.com/ and you will see my name and a pic of my Colours of Nyhavn painting.

When you click on my painting image, your are brought to my print gallery at Imagekind.

Thanks everyone for taking the time to look. Wishing you all a great week.

Email from Imagekind:
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Friday, November 2, 2007

Autumn Bloom Finished

Hi Everyone, happy to say that I finished my latest painting entitled "Autumn Bloom"- Painted in acrylics on a oversized-long canvas 35 x 120 cm.

I thought I would share a picture with you of the finished painting. It was quite difficult to take a picture of this oversized long canvas. Wishing you all a great TGIF and super weekend.

A closer one - on the easel Some closeups

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Wrapping up my latest painting

Hi Everyone, hope you all had lots of trick or treaters last night. Unfortunately, I did not have one! I was a little disappointed. Oh well, when we move back to Canada I am pretty sure we will get many.

I managed to do lots of work today on my autumn bloom painting and I am just about done. Tomorrow I will do some modeling work on the back ground and it will be finished!
Sorry about the pic, it is dark here right now and I could not get a decent picture, as I had to use the flash, so we are not seeing some nice contrasts in the flowers.

Wishing you all a great evening.