Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Daily painting.

The Red Door.
Acrylic on canvas paper.
9 x 12 in.
 













Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Monday, July 24, 2017

It was back to faces over the weekend.
And watercolours.
Truth be told, it was procrastination from doing other things....


I'm ready for my closeup, Mr. DeMille





Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Friday, July 21, 2017

If you line up or group your artwork, it will show you your palette.






Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Thursday, July 20, 2017

An old painting gets a do-over.


I recycle paintings that I don't like anymore. I use rubbing alcohol to remove most of the acrylic paint, then begin again.



A big brush and lots of black, then a warm yellow in the spaces left.


An enso in pale pink, reinforced with black.


 Orbit, acrylic on canvas, 12x12 in. // 30x30 cm. 



Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Friday, July 14, 2017

Daily Painting.

The Last Tulip

Acrylic on canvas board, 9 x 12 in.








Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

I've been working on this painting for the last couple of days. I made some deliberate marks on the canvas, and after that I got out of my own way and let things happen. I don't worry about doing this because I can paint over anything I don't like, something that happened a few times with this painting.








Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Saturday, July 08, 2017

I'm calling my daily paintings "daily artworks".  It would be more accurate...
This is today's offering, a pair of ATCs (artist trading cards),
and a brand-new listing in my Etsy shop.


You've Come a Long Way, Baby





Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Friday, July 07, 2017

Taking painted cardboard one step further with collage.

Avenging Angel



 Wishing you a happy weekend.



Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Monday, July 03, 2017

 It seems EtsyMini (which used to showcase my shop in the sidebar) has been abolished by the Etsy powers that be. I've replaced it with a link.

So I'll just put this new listing here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/540480503/potted-plant-original-painting-acrylic

Feel free to use the discount coupon applicable to everything in the shop: enter SPECIAL2 when checking out to get 15% off.





  
Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown
Daily paintings.

This was a painting done over several days. It's the first portrait I've painted of a real live person. I'm not showing the finished version because I want it to be a surprise.



Yesterday's daily painting... after days of painting the portrait, portraits being very complicated, I went for something simple. There are probably 101 versions of this potted plant; this is mine.




 
Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Daily painting.

Abstract on cardboard.

Before I began painting, I applied a layer of heavy gel medium to the cardboard to smoothen it, and left it to dry.







Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


It's no secret that I like to work with cardboard....



But I've never used it for direct painting until today. 

 I applied several layers of paint, letting each layer dry completely.



Here I painted wet on wet. I used a palette knife and the texture of the cardboard came through, creating a nice effect.






Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Monday, June 26, 2017

I like to cut up and rearrange some of my pieces. I find that they take on a completely new meaning and a new look that I like much better than the original.

This piece was trimmed and mounted on cardboard. It's a small piece but it packs a much bigger punch than the original painting. 


Nolite te bastardes carborundorum




Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Friday, June 23, 2017

Textile Friday.

I've made many little quilts over the years that I'm bringing out of hibernation. I've combined fabrics with vintage photos, paper, lace, tiny objects.
Priced to sell, they are all available for purchase and will be going into my Etsy shop in the very near future. Meanwhile, they are available directly from me.











Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I haven't been posting daily, but I have painted (almost) daily.


 The Blue Rock. Watercolour on paper.

 Still Standing. Watercolour on paper.


 And a birthday card for a very special little girl born in July.







Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Monday, June 12, 2017

 Stampington June publications.

You can find me here.

 

 ...and here






Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Thursday, June 08, 2017

The week's daily paintings so far...


 Acrylic on canvas board


 Acrylic, gouache and oil pastel on canvas board.







Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Friday, June 02, 2017

Daily painting.

A sketch done on watercolour paper. I used pencils, watercolours and oil pastels.




 Have an enjoyable weekend.






Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

 Daily painting

This small sketch was done in acrylics on a canvas board. When it was dry, I covered it in a layer of heavy gel gloss medium with a palette knife to see what would happen. The result a smoother, slightly more intense look.






Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


 Daily painting.

This is a sketch done with acrylics, with a touch of oil pastel, on a 5 x 7-inch canvas board.


Available for purchase directly from me. 

Thank you for your visit.





 Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Monday, May 29, 2017

 Daily painting.

Small watercolour sketches are very satisfying and uncomplicated.

 


Watercolour sketch on paper.
Desert Landscape II
6 x 9 in.
Available for purchase directly from me.




Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Daily painting.




 
Watercolour sketch on paper.
Desert Landscape I
6 x 9 in.
Available for purchase directly from me.





Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Friday, May 26, 2017

Daily painting.

Shield Maiden.

Mixed media on paper.
6 x 8 in.
Available in my Etsy shop.



 
Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Making collages on a Saturday.
Using what I have, which is a lot, collected over the years.
One of these days, I'm going to sort it all out and make collage packages for my Etsy shop.

SOLD

 


Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

This week I switched gears and made some collages. For me, working in different media and styles keeps my practice fresh and brings on new ideas.






All three collages are available for purchase in my Etsy shop.





Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Daily Painting.

Weekend daily paintings.

Two sketches using pencils, oil pastels, and water-soluble crayons.









Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Friday, May 12, 2017

 Daily Painting.

There's a reason I didn't commit to a daily painting, but rather to the intention to paint daily: I know myself. In the last couple of days, I got sidetracked, not least by something that felt like a head cold but I suspect is more of an allergy.

Today I eased myself back in with watercolours.

Watermelon
 

Watercolour on paper, 7 x 10 in. // 17.8 x 25.4 cm
US$30, shipping included, Paypal preferred. Please email me if interested.






Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Daily Painting.

New life for yesterday's scrubbed canvas board.

 I have a fabulous view of the sky from my wall-to-wall windows, ever changing and always inspiring.

Big Sky
 

Acrylic on canvas board, 10x10 in.





Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

Monday, May 08, 2017

Not the Daily Painting.

Sometimes, it just doesn't work.

I couldn't get the shape I wanted. It didn't matter if it was OK. I didn't like it, and that's what matters.


I spent an hour trying, and then gave up. I scrubbed the painting and put it aside for another day.

There's no shame in that.


Scrubbed and ready to be painted over.







Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown