Thanksgiving Day!

Two Thanksgiving Specials for the acrylic painters. Acrylic Painting Club Session 3 is offering many give aways to those who sign up before December 1. And Purely Acrylic is offering $20.00 off registration. Type the code THANKYOU at the check out. Expires 11/29/15 midnight.

Check them out and see which is for you!

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Acrylic Painting Session 3

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All caught up with your painting? :) Or maybe you haven’t seen the right group of projects. Take a look at Acrylic Painting Session 3. If you like what you see sign up with my link!



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Kanata Workshops

Snowy Owl

Drinks on the Patio copyright 350I have two spots left for my workshops in my home studio here in Kanata, ON.  Each day will be $80.00.

Snowy Owl – Saturday, November 7, 2015 This is in acrylic and from my Pause for Painting Volume 6. Students should have the book for the class.

Drinks on the Patio – Sunday, November 8, 2015 – This is a coloured pencil project. I used Prismacolor Premieres and pan pastels in the background. Packets will be included.

Email me for more details if you are interested in either one of these workshops.

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Pre Sale for Purely Acrylics

Purely Acrylics Spring Session is having a pre sale! $79.00 instead of $99.00 if you sign up before November 1, 2015. Buncha Bunnies is my design for this group. Super fun background with glazing and stencils…..and five cute white bunnies. Hope you’ll join us. Happy Spring!

Bunch of Bunnies

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Madoc AdMadoc is also part of Color Pencils Club Session 2!




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Buster Bunny CPC Session 2


Buster Bunny is part of Color Pencils Club Session 2

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Surprise Gift Drawing

Just a reminder that there is another Surprise Gift Drawing this Friday for early subscribers to Session 2 of Acrylic Painting Club. Use this link to sign up and to see the other great projects offered for the next session.


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Paintings from Spain

Here is a little watercolour I painted en plein air at La Finca Del Nino. I was trying to put into practice things like creating interest by making sure I used hard edges, soft edges and broken edges within the painting. I have my interesting shadow colour of Cerulean Blue and Opera Rose with just a titch of Burnt Sienna.  I mixed a super dark black with Paynes Grey and Brown Madder. I have saved some of the white paper which is very hard to do! But I think I’m beginning to capture the look of dabbled light.  a painting 2







And for my reward I get to paint a cat! This is Smokey who lives at La Finca Del Nino. I still tried to remember all the above points!!

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Adventures in Spain

I am back on Canadian soil after just a fabulous trip! We ate well and saw some beautiful country, made some art and new friendships! The great part was that everyone was at different stages in their artistic development and it was a wonderful supportive group. I think we all grew under the positive tutelage of Barbara Barrett.

With all those cute little towns, a discussion about perspective was a must. And of course with all that sunshine, shadows become a major part of  our artwork. We just aren’t used to looking for shadows but they are interesting shapes and colours and add so much to a painting.


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Time to try one of my own. Not too bad. Got a bit of perspective there and mixed up some nice greys….even got a suggestion of a breeze with the curtain blowing in the doorway!

Of course I just had to do a portrait of a little friend I met in town.

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After taking more photos we went back to La Finca del Nino for a well deserved lunch…. and perhaps a siesta.

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Spain – day 1

imageI am here! This is so exciting. La Finca Del Nino is a beautiful venue. We are being spoiled gastronomically and visually! Our day starts with a walk to the Mediterranean Sea and a coffee.

After a croissant, we headed off to a little village called Benagalbone. We had a little talk about perspective and how to make interesting shadows. The little village was so pretty. A painting on every corner.

Unfortunatly I’m struggling with the internet here so I’ll be just doing my Facebook posts while I’m on trip so I can spend more time painting. The photo shows us back at La Finca Del Nino working our paintings.



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