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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.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Provence - WIP Moving Along Part 2

Hi Everyone, Happy Saturday to you all! I am moving along quite nicely with my Provence landscape painting. I am now in the second stages which I love to paint: Doing all the modelling of the elements, adding the lights and darks and making the painting come alive on the canvas. I still have about a good 10 hours left to do until its finished. I have already worked on this painting for about 15 hours. Today its pouring raining here, so its a good cozy day to do some painting. I would really love if I could finish by the end of the weekend ,as early next week I must go to Montreal for a few days and wont be able to get back into my studio until Thursday.

1st Step: My drawing on canvas - a little messy but it gives me my base Blocking in some colour now
Blocking in some colour

More colour added All my colours schemes are blocked in now and my sky is complete. I like to always finish the skies in my painting first. I also completed all my outlining -this part always take a little long to complete.

The modelling work has begun and I just about finished my farmhouse (need a bit more work on the windows and doors). Then I will begin work on the foliage and moutains. I will keep the lavendar bushes for last, as this I believe somehow this will be the most challenging part of the painting for me. Stay tuned for more updates....

Finished! Approximately 28 hours of painting time.
"Les Couleurs de Provence"

Friday, October 23, 2009

Illustration Friday - Fast

Hi Everyone, Happy TGIF! This week's theme over at Illustration Friday is Fast.

The little fishing boat was moving FAST into town to deliver all the fresh lobster for the Village Festival!

Maritime Special, 30 x 40 cm, acrylic, SOLD

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Can't Stand the Cuteness

Hi Everyone, Thought I would share an adorable pic with you all! My little Boo is 5 months old today!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Busy Week & a new WIP - Provence Landscape

Hi Everyone, Hope you are having a creative week. I have been quite busy this week. I varnished and framed my little poppy painting. Oh and great news. I sold my Orange Passion painting at the gallery.

Tuscan Poppies II Framed - 25 x 50 cm

Orange Passion 40 x 40 cm SOLD

Then I started a new painting yesterday- a landscape scene of beautiful Provence, France. I have decided to do a WIP of this one:

Here is my drawing on canvas - a little messy but it gives me my base
Blocking in some colour now

Almost all the colour is blocked in now. Just need to add some light greens and the provence blue for the windows and doors. Then my favourite part of the painting begins, where it starts to come alive when I add definition, lights, darks, etc...Stay tuned

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Tuscan Poppies II

Hi Everyone, Hope you are all doing well. I have been busy around the house raking leaves and winterizing our garden and patio. I also celebrated my birthday on October 5th! I turned..42, yowza feels like just yesterday I was 24. Where does the time go?

Managed to work in the studio this week and I finished a smaller version of my original Poppies - Under the Tuscan Sun painting. This one is 25 x 50 cm (half the size of the original one). It will be exhibited at the Gallery de La Rive in November. A good time for Rememberance/Veteran's Day.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend and Happy Thanksgiving. We celebrate our Thanksgiving early in Canada.

Tuscan Poppies II, 20 x 50 cm, acrylic