Category Archives: Painting

watercolour, acrylic, ink

Watercolour: plein air and negative painting

The beach scene is plein air at a location not far from my house (those are tacks in the sky, not birds!). Summer here is so wonderful. Back in the studio, worked on a negative painting of the beautiful papery … Continue reading

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Studio is Open!

It’s been a busy day in the studio on this hot and humid final day of spring. Now that the folks managing the St. Ann’s bay website ( have kindly posted a page for Meadowbrook Studio, I thought I better … Continue reading

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Ink and Watercolour for Spring

Fifteen new small watercolours have emerged from the studio this week based on some spring flowers from my garden. I produced a somewhat similar small set of paintings with limited edition cards last year. This new set is the result … Continue reading

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A bit more watercolour

Three images above created in AGO class. New ways of handling the media – exciting new possibilities. Wish there had been more than just four classes. Below, a painting of a hike on the Bruce Trail last fall, and wild … Continue reading

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Learning some new watercolour techniques

The Art Gallery of Ontario has a beautiful set of studios in the old atelier-style and they offer courses with really great teachers. I lucked into a short course of four classes in watercolour experimentation with Kelley Aitken. Learning lots … Continue reading

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Anticipating wood block printing

I signed up for a Japanese wood block printing course which ran over the past couple of weekends. In anticipation of the course, I had a burst of watercolour energy. What designs are appropriate for printing and wood block in … Continue reading

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North River Cape Breton Tapestry sampler

A beautiful sunset scene over the North River estuary in Cape Breton inspired me for a triptych tapestry. Having never tried to work a tapestry where the subject is a landscape, I developed a small sample of a side panel. … Continue reading

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