Friday, April 30, 2010


This little sparrow was one of my early acrylic paintings.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Show and new e-resources

Well the art show at the Heintzman House in Thornhill was wonderful. I met several members from the Markham Group of Artists there and was given a few tips by each. I also met another artist Susan Chater, who is doing watercolour paintings without framing or glass which appeals to me. She took our email addresses as she will be teaching in the fall at her home studio. in Richmond Hill. You can see her watercolours at .The show was well organized with a tea room and door prizes. It is held yearly in the old period home once owned by the Heintzman family.

I have come across two new sites that are very helpful. One is where you can actually upload digital pics of your art to be sold as prints or giclees. The other is which has art tutorials, business advice, research and featured artists.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Free Art Tutorial Site Here is an interesting site I found this morning. It doesn't seem to be in video form but shows how to accomplish each piece step by step.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Pink Lady

This floral was started in a workshop with Marianne Bloome. I was excited to learn her background technique.

Beyond the Burren

Dragon Fire - First Prize Markham Fair

This was done using acrylic on paper and saran wrap to achieve the mosaic background. The dragon was inspired by the shapes and colours on the paper after removing the saran. It was enhanced with gold, bronze and silver. I forgot to mention that it won first prize mixed media at the Markham Fair 2009.

Whispering Birch

This one I am very pleased with. I was able to get into two juried shows with this painting and so I chose it for my business cards.