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.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Painting Idea - Vernazza, Cinque Terre

Hi Everyone, I am planning my new painting of the beautiful, colourful village of Vernazza in Cinque Terre. This is my rough sketch for my new painting idea and my drawing on the canvas. Tomorrow I begin to block in the colour. Can hardly wait to see it finished.


Monday, September 26, 2011

My Riomaggiore Painting - Today's Best at Zazzle

Hi Everyone, hope you all had a nice weekend. We had some beautiful weather despite the rainy forecast. That's a very welcoming mistaken forecast.

I am happy to announce that my painting print "Colours of Riomaggiore" was on Zazzle's Todays Best Award for September 26, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

IF Mesmerizing "Riomaggiore" Painting

Hi everyone, hope you all had a nice weekend! Fall is in the air over here in Ottawa with lows at night of 3 and 4.

This week's theme over at Illustration Friday is "mesmerizing". The colourful village of Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre sure is mesmerizing! A place you can never forget

"Colours of Riomaggiore", 61 x 76

Saturday, September 17, 2011

New 2012 Italian Impressions Calendar

Hi Everyone, A new calendar "Italian Impressions" for 2012 is now available at Zazzle featuring many of my painting scenes from Italy. Keep your months up todate with this colourful calendar with colourful scenes of beautiful Italy.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Painting: Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre Finished

Hi Everyone, Finally finished my latest painting of Riomaggiore, in beautiful Cinque Terre. I am very pleased with the results. I just need to tweak a few things tomorrow and add my two little infamous cats..somewhere. I am now looking foward to starting my next Cinque Terre village of Vernazza. Prints will soon be available of the is painting.
"Colours of Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, 61 x 76. Acrylic

Friday, September 9, 2011

Final WIP #7 - Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre painting

Hi everyone, TGIF!! Where did this week go? Time just flys by. Well here is my last wip pic before the finale! Wrapping it up... Did lots of work yesterday. Finished the boats, the water, added lights and darks to the buildings. I just need to do a few things here and there and finish my outlining. I am hoping to finish today or by tomorrow. Wishing you a great TGIF and weekend. I cant wait to see the painting done. I am very pleased with it. (sorry for poor pic)

Monday, September 5, 2011

WIP Updage #6 - Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre painting

Hi Everyone, Happy Labour Day. Hope you all had a very nice long weekend. Well here is my WIP update #6 from Friday's work. Completed more work on the buildings - outlined all the windows, more stone work, etc. Might work more on the painting later today - the weahter is not so nice here. Next step I will finish the boats and do some more modeling work all over. I am hoping to finish this week. Have a great day.