Sunday, March 17, 2019

A pair of pears

Pear, watercolor sketch

Pear, acrylic sketch

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Are we there yet?

Sun, Sea and Sand, watercolor 40 x 30 cm
It "warmed up" today and the rain may melt some of the snow on the ground... I simply painted a place where I want to be right now. It's so easy!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Portrait sketches

Portrait study in graphite and crayon
Portrait study in charcoal and crayon

I am trying to stick to my decision to paint or draw something every week. While dedicating a few hours to that this weekend seemed like a tall order, I opted for  doing these sketches over coffee. I am starting to really like drawing on tinted paper and using white crayon for highlights. It brings instant dimension.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Lest we forget

Today is Remembrance Day. In memory of those who fought
A watercolor from a few years back

And few sketches with graphite, charcoal and crayon:

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Another low tide

Low Tide 2, acrylic 35 x 28 cm
Tried in acrylics this minimalist scene, which I recently did in watercolor. Here is the watercolor from a few posts back:
Low Tide, watercolor, 26 x 20 cm
I quite enjoy painting in acrylic. It gives me more control as I can always go back and re-do or correct something. Although, control is what I want to try and loose, need to learn to let go, both in painting and in life...

Monday, October 29, 2018

Happy Halloween

Pumpkin, acrylic 15 x 22 cm 

Monday, October 22, 2018

Tidal beach

Tidal Beach, watercolor, 40 x 30 cm
Despite the obvious flaws of the depiction, I so enjoyed the process of painting it...

Monday, October 8, 2018

Low Tide


I am trying to snap out of the self  feeding inertia of not painting because I'm not in the mood and then feeling bad for not painting. These are a few watercolors I have done lately, of the tidal beaches at the west coast. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The west coast

Two quick sketches done on location at the rugged beaches of the west coast of Vancouver island, near Tofino. Here I found very inspiring views. Endless beaches, which at low tide turn into smooth reflective surfaces. Wind-swept trees. Picturesque coves, Multitude of islands and rocks of all sizes sprinkled close to the shore. Every few steps you make, reveal a new scene.  

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Blue and yellow

Irises and muscari, watercolor 30 x 22 cm
No, no spring flowers here yet, still dealing with nearly winter weather. So, painting from last spring's garden photos is a good way to deal with the discontent.
I am proud of combining these two flowers in my garden, both blooming at the same time and going so well together.