December 19, 2014

My morning laugh! Josie saves her Food for a Rainy Day so neatly!!

December 14, 2014

This is an old old painting which didn't work - part of my "100 Dolls" series that never got anywhere. Yesterday I painted the background gray [I LOVE gray!] at the suggestion of a friend. It looks better. It is something like 26 x 30.

Part of my studio as I left it yesterday. 

December 12, 2014

I have rented a studio in Barrie! A Place to Paint! I had a lovely storefront studio in Toronto for 5 years - it was called A Place to Paint. My new studio is also be called A Place to Paint. I will let you know when I have decided on and finished the website. This is my first painting from my studio - sort of a take off from a self portrait done by Mary Beth McKenzie who teaches at The Art Student's League in New York. I love her work. I can see faults in it but all and all I am satisfied. Oil on an 10" x 8" canvas.


November 23, 2014

The Art of Drawing Panel Discussion Part 4 of 4; Q&A

This is a panel discussion from the Art Students League in New York - Knox Martin was my teacher when I went there.



I have printed and am working on copying this Ingres drawing. A great learning experience! 

November 22, 2014

Yesterday's portrait session at The Barrie Art Club - the first time I have been there for a long time. Too much on my plate part of which is renting myself a studio space from December 1 until ? - looking forward to it as I haven't painted since I moved to Barrie. 

November 20, 2014

Josie and I are both lazy but I will get back to blogging as soon as I get back to painting! That will be soon because I have rented a large studio - it will be move in ready by December 1/14. Shall I paint a series of Pin Up Boys? 

November 07, 2014

Josie wonders when I am going to get back to Blogging ... 

October 01, 2014

Quick study of Sandy in Procreate - Procreate is a 4.99 App for the ipad. It is great and drawing/painting on the ipad is wonderful especially for older people like me. No muss, no fuss, no cleanup.

September 29, 2014

The other side of the Bay! Click the image for a better look.

September 28, 2014

By the Bay in Barrie - October sneaking in the back door.

September 27, 2014

Friday's effort ...

September 24, 2014

A beautiful morning by the Bay in Barrie. The fishermen are fishing in those boats!

September 22, 2014

Last Wednesday Elsa set up this lovely display for our BAC Still Life Session. 

I did this charcoal drawing on canvas and it now waits for me to paint it. I hope that happens soon!

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!