Tag Archives: watercolour

Fredericton Bridge Spring Watercolour

The St. John River runs through downtown Fredericton. Besides being the provincial capital of New Brunswick, the town itself is a delightful blend of old and new, including the beautiful campus of the University of New Brunswick a bit of … Continue reading

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Painting houses – pictures, that is!

In May, I entered a plein air (painting outdoors) competition in Elora, Ontario. The event lasted 4 days, culminating in a show/sale on the Sunday. I searched around and found an old church that had been converted into a home … Continue reading

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Bunchberries Watercolour – Summer in Cape Breton!

Five years ago this past February (in the middle of winter, don’t ya know), I spied the beautiful property that is now my Cape Breton home – deep snow all around with bright winter sunshine. What was it like under … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Watercolour Tulips in 3 steps

Sometimes a quick sketch gets us started in the day. In this case, dying tulips caught my interest – for some reason more than newly opening ones. There seems more depth of colour, more character, more expression in those petals … Continue reading

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Daffodils

These required a different approach compared to a pineapple. And they were fading fast in my painting space! Started with some small sketches, then the large sketch and went from there. Final image is 17″ x 17″ on 30″ x … Continue reading

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Getting there, into painting mode, that is

I find the transition from fall to winter quite challenging. And moving to a new community has had its challenges. Discovering new places is one of the rewards though. I found a new place to hike, Starkey’s Hill and, so … Continue reading

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Colour in Winter Painting

It seems to have been an extraordinarily dark winter, but maybe it seems that way every winter?! Having resettled myself in Ontario for the season, I wondered what to paint. I need colour I thought very loudly. I started with … Continue reading

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