Sunday, January 31, 2016

A different creative pursuit

I did accomplish an artistic endeavour I'm proud of during 

2015, even if I didn't produce many acrylic canvases.  Every

 week I created a page for a Faith Art Journal, following a 

website called   I usually used their

 premade scripture verse, and made a page around it.  It was

 very rewarding, and I would love to share a few pages of it

with you, that you might have a small glimpse of my daily

 walk with Jesus.  I am continuing the idea, with my own

 scriptures, for 2016, although I certainly haven't been able to

 do one a week so far this time!







Sunday, January 17, 2016

2015 Painting Review!

The last six or eight months have been such busy ones for me, with wonderful family times, and many hours spent helping with church renovations in our new location.  But I was feeling so unproductive this past year, as far as painting goes!  So I took a look at the paintings that I have sold in the past 12 months.  I was so surprised to find out that I had sold 21 paintings!  They ranged  in size from 6" X 6" to 24" X 30".  Since the New Year, I've been inspired to clean out my studio thoroughly, and as of tonight I have begun a new painting-- the first in a long time.  It will be a series of buildings, which I love to paint.  

Here are a few of the paintings that sold in 2015:

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fall painting inspiration!

With a crazy-busy summer behind me, I had the opportunity to attend a week-long paint course in September, led by my talented friend Cheryl O from London.  (Check out her website at   We tried a new style or technique every day for 5 days, and when we weren't painting we were eating royally, laughing, and enjoying the beautiful warm weather, at a cottage near Bayfield.  It proved to be a great kickstart to painting this fall.  I hope to try a few different styles just for fun in the next few months, and see if I can incorporate something new for my work at the Southampton Gallery.  One of the many things I tried was a new red paint, with the pigment PV19.  It became the colour of the week, in great demand for those of us who had to borrow it!  Here are some photos of the work I tried, some of them copies of other painting references we were  learning from:

Here is the whole group of us, with our work-in-progress,
 on the last day:

Now I need to play with these fun and different styles!  I will post the results here, ASAP.  

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Back to paints!

After a long, busy time away from my easel, I have just finished a real estate house portrait.  It's good to be back!  I took photos along the way, which I usually forget to do, but which are interesting to look back on..........  

This property is so awesome, I was glad I wasn't in the market for a new home, or this one would have been at the top of the list!  A gorgeous pond, a 4-season sunroom......  I hope this painting gives the previous owners much joy, reminding them of many years of peaceful country living. 

The final result!
8" X 10"

                   (But now I have just gone in again and added some paint and ink!)

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Paisley Show is open!

Last night was a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists involved in Paisley's "Nature's Millworks" show called "Saugeen Spirit".  The way Paul and Helen Crysler hung and displayed the art really showed the varied, quality work of our art group!  We were all so pleased at the way the show looked, and at the good attendance for the evening.  The show is on until June 7.  If you're in the area, come and see it!  Most of the work is in the upper gallery, and there is some wonderful jewelry on the main floor you won't want to miss.



Wednesday, May 6, 2015

"Nature's Millworks" is hosting the Saugeen Artists soon!

The beautiful Paisley Mill will be the site of the Saugeen Artists next Show, which begins on Saturday, May 7.  Come and meet the artists from 7:00 to 9:00 that evening!  You will find information at   I will have several pieces there, including these poppy paintings.  It's just the season for them!  And I expect this poppy season will inspire me to do another one or two..........

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Another Art Map calendar is on the way!

The Art Map calendar for 2016 invited artists represented on the Art Map   (  to enter a painting again this year.  I entered the painting below, and it got in!

"His sheep hear His voice"
20 X 32

This painting is hanging for the month of April in the L. E. Shore Library Gallery in Thornbury at our show called "All Things Bright and Beautiful".  The date for "Meet the Artists" is this Saturday, April 18, from 2 to 4.  I hope to see some of you there.  You will be able to see Aggie's and Sheila's work as well, and purchase Sheila's new book "What is Christmas?" for only $10.  We will also have cards available for purchase.