Blanket Landscape Study 5

Today’s “landscape” features some mighty tasty strawberries… believe me, it was difficult not to pluck them from the still life set-up and gobble them up with the rest of the box! That is quite the motivation to paint more quickly, n’est pas?

Blanket Landscape Study 5, oil/canvas, 8 x 10"
Blanket Landscape Study 5, oil/canvas, 8 x 10″


Take THAT Drawing Challenge…

I’ve forgone the drawing challenge for the past few days in order to complete a commission for… well… this. Kind of a sexy cowboy thing going on. I don’t question, I just draw. 😉

graphite drawing of man's stomach and jeans and hand sexy cowboy
Sexy Cowboy, graphite on paper, 11 x 14″

Summer dinner

To commemorate the very last day of summer I thought I’d post a summer-dinner painting.

Here is a table spread our friends laid for us one summer evening in their Toronto backyard… fond memories of the evening still linger.

Stay tuned for another summer meal post tomorrow!

watercolour painting of picnic table
Summer Dinner, watercolour on paper, 4 x 6"

Mini mango and friends

Here’s a fun little series of edibles. Clockwise from top left: wine, tea time, hot sauces and mango. Each painting measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and framed in a wee black frame.

watercolours of teapot, mango, wine and hot sauces
Mini Series, watercolour on paper, 2.5 x 3.5"

Back from travels!

Hello again! My sincere apologies for being absent from this blog for an entire month. I assure you I spent the time well. I got married and visited family in two different countries followed by a honeymoon! I thought I’d never want to leave the sunny turquoise coast of Turkey but was flooded with excitement and relief upon returning home and finding my studio full of all my books, canvases and paper waiting for me.

Here is a painting I made just before I left in May. My new husband’s favourite part is the reflection of the egg in the knife. Mine is the shadow in the egg shell between the knife and spoon.

oil painting of soft-boiled eggs, plate, cutlery and turtle salt and pepper shakers
Are we late for lunch?, oil on board, 10 x 10"

Tasty challenge:

I challenge all of you to NOT go bake cupcakes now… and if you fail you must share some with me.

oil painting of cupcakes
March of the Cupcakes, oil on board, 10 x 10"