Monday, 29 December 2014

Helen 24 x 12 Acrylic on Canvas

We went for a family drive up to Whistler over the weekend and I delivered Helen to Art Junction. I confess Helen has been hanging in my home for the past few weeks and was a tough one to give up, but I know she will find a fabulous forever home up in Whistler. I also visited some old friends while strolling through the village,

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Kramer 16 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas

Here is another Christmas commission.  Kramer is a handsome labradoodle with the best bushy eyebrows,

Friday, 26 December 2014

Elvis 16 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas

Elvis is one of the dog commissions that I worked on this holiday season. He was a Christmas Eve Birthday present and was a big hit. Elvis was a fabulous guy to paint - he is a vizsla and I loved working with the rich rusts and oranges of his coat.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Charity 20 x 18 Acrylic on Canvas

I love watching these adorable little chickadees outside my studio window. It's easy to get carried away taking photos (and not painting like I should be doing),

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Amelia 12 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas

Please excuse the glare in this photo - I find it so tricky to get a good, even shot of the dark bears ( she looks much better in person). I love the sweetness in the girls' eyes, and I think the darker background gives them more "oomph",

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Tulip 20 x 16 Acrylic on canvas

I'm excited to announce that my studio is finally finished (thanks to the hard work of my talented husband - and some great contractors too). The lightening is beyond amazing, and I have been painting nonstop since I moved in. I'm working hard on completing several exciting commissions, but I managed to sneak this gal in too. She is one of my favorite reference photos and you might recognize her from other pieces (I find sneaking in a familiar face now and again helps build my confidence and keeps a positive momentum going).