Thursday, 28 March 2013

Our art group did some figure drawing the previous
week. These are some of the sketches I made of our
model that night. We made sketches in 1, 3 and 5
minute intervals. It was good practice and I enjoyed
the exercises very much. We plan to do it again soon.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

A Mountain Range At Sunset
14" x 48" Acrylic on Hardboard
I am happy with the soft and smooth affect that I have created
in the clouds above my mountain range here. I have had to play
with the pressure on my compressor in order to get the fine spray
that I wanted from my airbrush. It is not as easy as I thought it
would be. I enjoy using it though and feel that it will be of great
value for larger paintings such as this one.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Preparing to Airbrush
I  have started to block in colours on a 14" x 48" hardboard.
I have a series of photos that I snapped of a beautiful sunset
over Fisher Peak and the Steeples. I enlarged my photos
at Staples and have them right above my board for reference.
As you can see, I have placed my squares to help me map
out this long picture. I am going to use my airbrush to give the
clouds a very soft and blended look.

Sunday, 17 March 2013


I met a very friendly horse recently who was also very photogenic. This sign was a convenient scratching post and number 19 is my brother-in-law's favourite number. I couldn't pass this up. Cheers! 

Monday, 11 March 2013

Off the cuff!

This is the second watercolour painting that I created
last week, after years of not touching my watercolour
paints and brushes! We all began painting the same
picture but each person's rendition evolved much
 differently. It was interesting to see how we are all so

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Watercolour Fun
On Wednesday, March 6th, the Headwater's Art
Society met for an evening of watercolours led by
Paula Cravens. It has been years since I have played
with watercolours.  It was a nice change to be free
and loose with my brushes. This is one of two paintings
that I created that evening.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

I snapped this photo of the sunrise on my way to a hockey
tournament with my son a couple of weeks ago.  The photo
has not done the sunrise justice though, it was spectacular!