Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Oil on Canvas (10x10 in)  

Working again with the yellow cup and saucer here, I wanted to intensify the light and shadow contrast on the cup itself, so it was fun working with the varying depth of darks in the shadows, trying to get the shiny reflectiveness to come through.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sunny Fruit Bowl

Sunny Fruit Bowl  (10x10 in)  

This bowl of fruit just called out to be painted as it seemed to be lazily basking in the afternoon sunlight.  

Monday, May 25, 2015

Teacup Meditation

                                              Oil on canvas (10x10 in)

I’m having fun exploring the tea time theme, especially with this particular teacup.  I find the yellow colour feels very relaxing.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Rose Teacup

Oil on canvas (10x10in)   

This cup and saucer was a housewarming gift from a good friend many years ago.  I always thought it would make a nice painting with all the lovely roses on it.  It was challenging to capture the glow of the reflections on the side.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Which One to Choose?

SOLD (8x8in oil on gallery canvas)

A friend from France brought these beautiful (and delicious) Belgian chocolates back from a visit and I knew as soon as I saw them that I needed to paint them!  Thankfully I managed to get a few reference pics before the entire box was devoured …

Friday, May 22, 2015

Tea Break

Oil on canvas (10x12 in)

Growing up in the Maritimes as I did, more often than not you enjoyed tea from a young age. It's still such a comfort to sit down with a hot cup of tea for a little break from work or even better, visit with a friend.