September 20, 2014

Friday's work at the BAC - I love this one - I think Knox Martin would say it is "pure poetry"?

And isn't this horrible!! - both done on the same day and I spent way more time on this one than the one above. I guess I should learn something from that.

September 17, 2014

I started this a year or more ago. Must get back to it. Manet painted the men in clothes and the woman nude - I want to paint the woman dressed and the men nude!

September 15, 2014

"Dekek" - 1 hour Charcoal and Pencil sketch at the Barrie Art Club on Friday.

August 29, 2014

Once a week the Barrie Pipe and Drums practice in the park!

August 25, 2014

Dragon Boat Races on Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie. Something happens here almost every summer weekend. Wonderful! Click to get a closer look.

August 23, 2014

I am pleased with this drawing of Louise - her breasts aren't quite right but other than that I think it is pretty good

August 19, 2014

Ducks in a Row!

Make the World go Away!

Ready and Waiting ...

August 18, 2014

Friday's work at the BAC - it would be so much easier to just draw a bowl of fruit or a flowers!! However I only like doing what I don't know how to do!


August 13, 2014

Pity Party

You would think someone would give a dog with a sore tail a real pillow! Wouldn't you?

August 06, 2014

You can see how I feel about this!

August 05, 2014

Always carry an extra dress in case it rains!

The Barrie Art Club tent yesterday at Kempenfest in Barrie. Not only did the rain come down - the drain also backed up!

July 31, 2014

Our evening walk alongside Kempenfelt Bay - could it be better?!


July 28, 2014

Could this wee dog be waiting for me?

July 27, 2014

Friday's Pose at the Barrie Art Club!

July 24, 2014

This morning's laugh!! I wonder if this dog of mine actually plans these laughs - just for me?!

July 22, 2014

It took Josie a long time and a lot of thought as to where she should hide this saved-for-a-rainy-day bone. Now she is guarding it!

July 08, 2014

One part of Barrie's Wonderful Waterfront Parks

The guy making those circles is an Otter - at least I think it is an Otter - it has a flat tail.

July 02, 2014


A very happy Canadian family at the park yesterday - not to mention a very pregnant woman in the splash pool. Barrie sure knows how to celebrate - thousands came to watch the fireworks in the evening.

July 01, 2014

JULY 1/14

HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!!

June 29, 2014

Happy Canada Day!

I also did this on my ipad in Procreate - It is my favourite umbrella and it was so much fun "painting" it. Click on it to see a bigger version. Happy Canada Day!

June 28, 2014

Josie on my friend Donna's sofa - we were in Collingwood for 5 days and 4 nights. Since we came home Josie isn't talking to me!

Quick sketch at the Barrie Art Club
These drawings were done in my ipad with the Procreate App. Fun!

June 20, 2014

Click on this to have a closer look at the Geese and their Goslings marching back to the pond. Now that the goslings are so big the parents take them for adventure walks! The 2 kids started imitating the way the geese marched and marched them back to the pond. Too funny!

June 14, 2014

Her head is away too big!!

Drawing Debbie at the BAC

Drawing Dave at the BAC

June 12, 2014

This was a cute sight but I'm not sure this mother isn't taking a risk. I wouldn't want my little girls that close to the gander. The kids are feeding the goslings in spite of the signs that say it should not be done. Picky Picky?!

June 09, 2014

More new ducklings!

So nice to see fathers caring for their children! Back in the day they were seldom seen out with their kids alone.

June 02, 2014

Drawing my great granddaughter from a photo

Strange marshmellow clouds over Barrie last night - click for a closer look.

May 30, 2014

Josie gives me my daily laugh - lining them up 2 x 2! What a crazy dog!

May 29, 2014

Now we have 9 little ducklings as well as goslings!

The first time I saw these goslings there were 3 of them - then 11 - then 18 and yesterday there were at least 24 if my count was right.

May 27, 2014


Friday Portrait Session - not happy but thats the way it goes! My only excuse is both poses were short poses! Usually I make the head too small - this time it is way too big ...