Sunday, January 19, 2020

Industrial

Industrial, watercolor 28 x 25  cm
Inspired by the steel plant near Hamilton, a common site on the highway from Toronto to Niagara.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Abstract Landscapes

A few more loose landscapes done wet-in-wet with palette knife and plastic card. It is so much fun not knowing what will happen with the pigments and shapes. The results give me ideas how to use some of these effects.

Remote, watercolor on Bristol paper, 30 x 23 cm


Rain in the Mountains, watercolor on Bristol paper, 30 x 23 cm

Lake, watercolor on Arches paper, 28 x 25 cm

Keep it simple, watercolor on Arches paper, 28 x 25 cm


Purple landscape, watercolor on Bristol paper, 30 x 23 cm

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Goodbye year...

 Let the new year be full of warm and happy colors throughout! 

Yet, blues are fun, especially when you give up control and just watch what happens on the paper

Abstract winter seascape 3, watercolor 30 x 23 cm

Abstract winter seascape 2, watercolor 30 x 23 cm

Abstract winter seascape 1, watercolor 30 x 23 cm

Sunday, December 29, 2019

The River

The River 1, watercolor,  42 x 23 cm
source photo
Several interpretations of this photo that I took from the car while traveling in Cape Breton. I liked the directional clouds, but of course, didn't like the railings in the front. The beauty of painting, is that you can get rid of any unwanted objects and change things the way you like them.
Not having painted for a long time, it took me several attempts to get to the fresh look of the watercolor above.Then experimented with acrylics, with different colors, one with a palette knife only and the other with brushes.


The River 4, acrylic, 20 x 15 cm
The River 2, acrylic, 32, 24 cm

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Cardinal

Cardinal, watercolor 30 x 22 cm
Cardinals are of the few birds brave enough to overwinter here in Ontario. It is definitely the most colorful one. Unlike the sparrows who have been frequenting my bird feeders this winter,  this bird seldom stays long enough to let me take pictures. But several days ago this flamboyant male cardinal was so kind to pose for over five minutes.
Cardinal, watercolor 22 x 30 cm

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A little one

Chimp, watercolor 29 x 22 cm

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: