Monday, November 23, 2009

Study of limes on stripes

This is a study for the larger still life I am working on. I am trying to work out how best to tackle the striped background. It has a black stripe in the pattern. I mix my black from ultramarine blue and raw umber. Does anyone else mix their own black or do you use it straight from a tube? Thoughts?

Work in Progress - Striped Background

This is what I am working on this week. I am planning on doing a series of large landscapes next, so thought I would get one more still life in before I changed gears. The striped fabric is going to be quite a challenge.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Commission of a street in Germany

This is the commissioned painting of a street in Germany. It is finished and has already been delivered. The lady that I did this for was so excited that she took it before it was even dry! I am going to varnish it at a later date for her.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Black, White and Violet

And the last one.

Fresh from the Tree

Another demo.

Peter's Pear

This is the second demo I did this weekend. Peter Schlotthauer's studio was my host studio this past weekend and this is Peter's pear. He had just picked it from the neighbour's tree and was about to eat it when I got a hold of it to paint. Please check out Peter's work, he is a really talented artist.

Pink Mums

The studio tour was a lot of fun. I did not sell anything, but I did get a commission for a painting. A lovely lady provided me with a photo of the street she grew up on in Germany and asked me to do a painting of it. I am very excited to get started on the painting and see her reaction when she receives it.
The painting of mums, above, was the first demo painting I did this weekend. I did 5 all together. I will post 4 - the last painting I gave to my host studio, it was of their front door.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


The Burlington Studio Tour is this weekend. Hope to see some of you there. Check out our youtube video here. It features some of the artists that are participating.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Chores around the house

This past week I have been getting ready for the studio tour and my husband has been doing some chores around the house that needed to get done. Here is my son 'helping' his Uncle dig out the foundation of our house where we have a leak. Once he stopped throwing the dirt back in the hole as fast as his Dad and Uncle could dig it out he was a very big help.