Saturday, March 28, 2009

Odd colour combo that worked!

Not long ago I posted this new painting on my Etsy shop page. I have discovered a Golden Green that I am quite enamoured with. Its a lovely stronge yellowy-green and really puts a spark in a painting. It amazingly can be combined with quite a number of other types of colours. I wasn't sure if the blue would partner well but I'm loving this now. I think it really worked and this combo may just show up again in more work to come.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ready to ship SOON

This colourful painting is brand New in my Etsy shop just moments ago, in fact the paint is still drying so shipping can't happen for a week or so but I will be happy sell & ship when the paint is dry.

It is number one of a series of 5 Botany paintings, the others are drying too but can't be photographed for another couple of hours until the medium goes clear.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring will be here soon

When spring arrives so will the street side garage and lawn sales. As a Mixed Media artist that means I'll be scouting for "new" found objects to add to my work. Last year I managed to discover in a box of old broken frames an lovely little oval frame with a bow on the top. It was perfect for my POST painting. If you want to see a few details just check it out on my Etsy page.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

NOT St. Patty but St. Valentine

On this official St. Patrick's day I have chosen to step out of line and post my favourite St. Valentine's day heart painting. 12 x12 and ready to hang and available on Etsy.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Home Renovation

Have you ever had one of those days? Well, if you have had one on moving day you will be able to identify with this painting of renovation day chaos. But notice the colourful bold statement of joy! My renovation ended in a wonderful flare of happiness which triggered this work. I hope your reno goes as well and you fall in love with this painting on Etsy.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Local to Ottawa?

In addition to being able to buy my art world wide on Etsy, you can also see my work in person if you are in the Ottawa Canada area. Most recently I am showing 5 paintings at a new Art & Decor shop in a historic building in Stittsville. Its called St. Elmo's Fire and its as they describe it: a "Spirited Art and Decor, Food and Fashion Experience the old world infused with modern chic and be spirited away with continually changing, one of a kind treasures."

As of today you can see the Quilted Oak series. It is a 4 part series, each featuring an Oack leaf from the oak tree in my yard.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Tennis ANYONE?

There are times when you just HAVE to have fun. My brother tells me that tennis players wear out Tennis balls. Go figure that I did not know that but for me they just look like spherical canvases. And they "need" to be painted. If you agree and "need" one go to my Esty site.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Gilded Sand Dunes

OK its time now for me to begin introducing you to the items on my Etsy site.

The first item is Gilded Sand Dunes. It is a 16x20 piece framed and ready to hang. Its an interesting painting in that it was painted on very thin tissue then applied permanently to the artist canvas and wrapped around to the back. The canvas is a staple free edge so that there are no staple dints in the edges. Mind you the edges are basically not visable now that it is framed.

Creating titles for my work is alway fun. It requires alot of staring. Staring at the work and getting a gut feeling for the imagery. This one definitely gave me a warm desert feeling with a slight breeze.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Before I introduce you to the "new direction" paintings (available on, allow me to remind you about my much loved Tie Series. There are now over 40 paintings in that series. In 2008 they were exhibited at the Mississippi Mills Textile Museum and most recently in the departure lounge at the Ottawa International Airport. If you were delayed at the Ottawa airport this past Christmas due to the snow storms you may have had a chance to see part of this series on display there.

Here are just a few of MY favourites. NOTE: I have done commissions in the past and can do more in the future.

Hawaiian Holiday
Mixed media 16 x 20 Unframed, ready to hang.

Mixed media 16 x 20 Framed and ready to hang.

Fruit Flavours
Mixed media 16 x 20 Framed and ready to hang.

Available on Etsy now!

I am taking new directions with my art in 2009 and expanding my work's availability by offering it for sale on the Etsy website. Etsy offers me an expanded network of possible purchasers. People whom I would not meet under normal circumstances. Taking my work to galleries and exhibitions is great but unless a customer is local to the location of the exhibition or gallery they will never see my work.

I plan to show you samples of my paintings here as well as on Etsy. If you see a painting in my blog that I have not yet listed on Etsy, just contact me, tell me the title of the painting and I will list it as soon as possible to allow you a safe an easy way to purchase. Internet safety is extremely important to all web purchasers and Etsy offers you a safe purchasing environment.

Also you might like to visit my web site too and see even more work that can quickly be listed on Etsy for you to purchase. Just REMEMBER to let me know your email address so that I can send you the direct link to the painting you have selected so that you are only one click away from your artwork.