Thursday, 12 April 2012

My finished Commission!

I just went through the past few posts and realized I didn't post the finished commission of the Heritage House in Newmarket,Ontario. The clients were very pleased and that of course makes me happy!
Here it is...

Finally,back to my oils.

I have been off work this week due to some health issues. So, rather than finish up more water colours I decided to pull out the oils again. I was in the process of this marsh scene I painted last fall near Bala, Ontario and really like the colours. The early morning light is my main interest and I am trying to achieve the mood of this morning. I have a small 6"x8" painting I did on location as a reference as well as several photos.
I still need to add all of the lights in the shadow areas, adjust values and add several hints of sunlight coming through the trees. I will post my progress in the next couple of days.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Another one completed!

This is another demo piece from my watercolour classes. I just added the lace (a time consuming area) and another glaze of reds & yellows on the apples. I do love realism!!! 10"x14 1/4"

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Finally...I'm back doing some work!

It's been awhile since my last post! No real excuse except life and teaching have played havoc on my schedule. I am really trying to juggle my time and making an effort to post at least once a week!

I am in the process of finishing many small water colours that I started as studies in my classes in the winter. The spring sessions start next week so I will have many more near June.

On another note, I will be having a couple of small shows (I hope) I have entered into the Newmarket Studio Tour in October jurying is going on now. I also am considering showing my work at the Newmarket "Art Market" the 3rd Saturday of every month during June,July, August & Sept. I may consider another Home show as well. I will post these announcements on my blog and on facebook.

This is a photo of one of the paintings I did in the "Advanced Watercolour" class. I just had to finish up the lace cloth. It is 10"x14 1/4"