Monday, March 20, 2017

Station Hill Road

8" x 10". Oil on Birch Panel

I took a drive with my painting gear Saturday afternoon and found this lovely spot to paint a few miles from home.  Actually there are so many wonderful places near my home.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

High Medows

Painting from the car on a lovely evening.

8"x10".  Oil on Birch Panel

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Friday, September 11, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Island on the Ottawa River

This is a painting from Monday which was a very hot, humid day.  The sky was overcast and featureless, but the reflection of the sky in the water was limpid and liquid - beautiful.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Off Radke Road

I spent some very pleasant hours this afternoon with my friend, Marina, painting the Ottawa River.  My first painting was not very successful so I very quickly mixed some colour and put this small painting down.  After I came home I made some small adjustments to the floating dock on the right side of the sketch then felt it was done.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Antique Butter dish

My mom picked up this butter dish lid at a garage sale years ago for me to paint.  It has taken me a while to use it, but finally I set it to use.

Monday, December 15, 2014

First Snow


A quick sketch through a wood to the fields and hills beyond near sun down.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Green Bowl #3

Another look at the green bowl and the flowers.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Green Bowl #2


A very much more abstract interpretation of the bowl and the flowers.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Green Bowl

After a long season of painting outdoors it is finally time to come back to the studio.  I  am experimenting with some new light sources and some new equipment for getting my images online.  I thought I would try a series of the same objects in different compositions and different light situations as a primer for my still life season.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Shaw Woods - August

10 x 10"     Oil on Birch Panel

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Over the Tree Tops

6 x 6"     Oil on Birch Panel

The Ottawa Valley has experienced some fabulous skies this summer.  I painted this one evening last week from my back deck.  It was a very hot, humid evening and I had no energy to go out looking for a painting spot.  My husband suggested I sit on the deck and paint the clouds over the trees.  Thanks, Phil.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Paintings of spots along Forest Lea Road

Godin's Garden   6 x 6"    Oil on Birch Panel

Our neighbours down the road keep a lovely garden which over looks fields to the south.  The pink structure in the background is the foundation of an old barn that has fallen down many years ago.  I love the view of the old foundation against the greens of the fields and the bright flowers of Rob and Peg's garden.

Walter's Hayfield         8 x 8"   Oil on Birch Panel

The sun was nearly set when I started this painting of our neighbour's recently cut hay.  The colours were rich and the lines produced by the rows of hay were important elements of the design, it was a very hot, humid Sunday evening but I couldn't resist what this scene had to offer.  I was glad that I painted it when I did as the next day the hay was baled and the lovely rows of drying hay were gone.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sundown at KO Lodge

6 x 6"  Oil on Birch Panel

This is the final painting at KO Lodge after a glorious afternoon of painting under wonderful skies that changed minute by minute.  As the sun was close to setting only a few clouds remained and the water became still and flat reflecting perfectly the trees and sky.