Collage Day

Here are some pictures from my most recent day in the studio. An elaborate, crafty valentine was the result. You don’t get to see it though, only my valentine does.

And for those of you in New Brunswick, Canada, go to the Sweetest Little Thing tonight and place a bid in the auction of some beautiful art! I didn’t donate a piece this year, and I sorely regret not making the time to do so. It is a fabulous event to raise money for Struts Gallery and the Owens Art Gallery.

Have a lovely day lovers.

Sometimes the table gets a little out of hand...
The ancient Tim's cup dutifully holding my markers
Old sketches, gift wrap, letters and magazines all provide source material

Portrait with Fox

Here is today’s painting with some detail pictures because it’s been a while since I’ve worked in a larger format.

oil painting of a girl and a fox in the woods
Fox and I, oil on canvas, 24 x 30"
oil painting detail jessie dodington and fox in forest
Fox and I, detail
Jessie Dodington oil painting detail of underbrush
Fox and I, detail 2

More dreamers…

Here is another painting in my new body of work on the theme of merging with the natural world. It is a lot more subdued and calming in person but I needed to photograph it with more light to catch the detail.

oil on canvas painting of people sleeping on a pond at night
On the Pond, oil on canvas, 16 x 20"
detail of painting of people sleeping on a pond
On the Pond, detail

Some love

I just got back from my wedding (insert grin here) and am soon to embark on some travels so I thought I’d try to get a few posts in before the departure! It is a busy time but I have not forgotten about this blog! You can expect at least a few sketches from time to time over the next month and regular posting will resume in June.

Here are some fragile flowers that fell from their bouquet that I couldn’t bear to throw out. They continue to live cheerily in a wine glass, and now also on this canvas:

oil painting of flowers in wine glass
In a wine glass, oil on canvas, 5 x 5"

More summer sweet time

I’ve been busy touching up some paintings in my bear series (and making some miniatures to include!) in preparation for October’s show and haven’t had much new to post.

But summer continues, and enjoying summer on benches continues, and the lakes are still present and alluring… and I’m sure I’ll never run out of lake paintings to share with you.

watercolour painting seniors bench lake
Seniors on Lake, watercolour and ink on paper, 9.5 x 12"