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.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Images on Canvas - Art Show Gatineau, Quebec

Hi everyone, hope you all had a nice weekend. I had a busy weekend and a successful art show this past weekend.  I particpated in the "Images sur Toile/Images on Canvas" Art Exhibit in Gatineau, Quebec - March 24/25, 2012.   The exhibit was held in the beautiful Maison de Citoyen (City Hall) building in Hull.  The first day was a little quiet but the second day was a busy.  Met lots of new artists, people and sold a painting.

The Beautiful Atrium and City Hall Building in Hull, Quebec
My Booth all set up
 My Wonderful husband Andreas always helping me at shows
 A picture with Mr. Jean Yves Guindon, Well known talented watercolourist in Quebec
 More of the Exhibit and Artists Booth 
 20% artist's commissions given to CADO (Artisan Centre for the Intellectually Chalenged).  5000$ was raised and donated.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Upcoming Art Show "Images on Canvas" in Gatineau, Quebec

Dear Friends and Fellow Artists,
I will be participating in the upcoming Gatineau Art Show: ”Images sur Toile/Images on Canvas” this upcoming weekend at l'Agora of the Maison du Citoyen, 25 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec

Saturday March 24, 2012 - 12 pm to 6 pm
Sunday March 25, 2012 - 11 am to 5 pm

If you are in the area, please do drop by.   Please Visit http://www.imagessurtoile.ca/ for more information about the show.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

"Flavours of Provence"

Hi Everyone, Fresh off my easel this afternoon: My latest painting "Flavours of  Provence”.  I put lots of work into it and I am very pleased and proud of the results.    The whole time I was painting this one..I was off travelling to Provence again and it was a great trip!
The painting is big in size (measuring 91 x 61 cm) and covers all the beautiful colours, flowers, scenery and local specialities of Provence from its colourful pottery to its famous Herbes de Provence, to their fougasse breads, vegetables, yummy calisson biscuits, confits, aioli, olives, sausisson, their special Banon cheese wrapped in chestnut leaves, olive oil, Rose wine and Pastis…of course..lolol….  Hope you enjoy viewing the painting.

"Flavours of Provence", 61 x 91 cm 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Latest WIP Update "Flavours of Provence" painting

Hi everyone, Well it was a Long but day but I am really rollin....Still lots more variations to do all over...and a big job for the background and lavender and canister. Sitting back and seeing the painting on the screen like this helps me to see any thing I must re-work or fix. I already see a few little tiny things I need to fix. Stay tuned.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Sneak Peek - Flavours of Provence

A Sneak Peek of my latest painting "Flavours of Provence" in progress.   All the colour blocked in - with 2-3 coats.  Now started to add some outlines and colour variations.   The painting is slowly coming alive. 

Pretty much all my colour blocked in.  Next Step is when the best part begins where I begin the modelling work & the painting comes alive adding colour variations, lights, darks, shadows, etc. approx 20 hours to go...

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Provence Luncheon Table

Since, I have been working on my new painting of Provence and all its wonderful delicacies, I have been feeling in a very French Provence mood. I recently set my table for my wonderful mama's bday celebration with my new Provence table cloth I bought last May in France. Unfortunately, it has been postponed to a later date because of the snow storm and bad weather. Oh well, its going to be a lunch a deux. After some massive shovelling we chowed down to a good lunch! lolol

My Provcence Luncehone Table