Monday, January 18, 2016

SOLD #96 Cattle Point gulls

#96  Cattle Point gulls
6"x6" Acrylic on hardboard....$85CAD
I painted this from a reference photo I took while aimlessly walking around Cattle Point, Victoria, BC.  It was just after a big storm and the logs, that had been thrown around in the ocean waves  like matchsticks, were still unbleached from the sun.
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Saturday, January 16, 2016

SOLD #95 Garlic bulbs

#95 Garlic bulbs
6"x6" Acrylic on Ampersand board
I originally had a very dark background in this piece but wanted to play with colour a bit which in turn left my garlic bulbs looking very dull. Solution? More colour!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

SOLD #94 Two pears and maple bowl

#94  Two pears and maple bowl
6"x6" Acrylic on Ampersand board
I fell in love with this vintage maple bowl in a thrift shop and knew it would 
make it into a painting or two!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

SOLD #93 Pear and slice

SOLD   #93  Pear and slice
5"x5" acrylic on Ampersand board
Picked up a load of fruits and veggies from our local green grocer
....the pears are so sweet and juicy! 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

SOLD #92 Apple

SOLD   #92  Apple
5"x5" Acrylic on Ampersand board
A simple, sweet apple perched on my favorite wooden box.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

SOLD #91 Inkwell and chalk

SOLD#91  Inkwell and chalk
5"x5" acrylic on Ampersand board

I've had this inkwell for a while not knowing quite where it would work in. I think the white chalk and black board give it a neat "old school" look!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

SOLD #90 Chinese rice bowl and parsley

SOLD   #90 Chinese rice bowl and parsley
Acrylic on Ampersand board
5"x5" , $75
Another item I've had for a very long time! I've always thought I'd paint this rice bowl at some point...the parsley was the last of the herbs in the garden.

Monday, January 4, 2016

SOLD #89 Fir Branch

#89  Fir Branch
5"x5" Acrylic on Ampersand board
I love Fir trees! ...and Cedars.....and Arbutus....and.... :)

Sunday, January 3, 2016

SOLD#88 Goat cheese

#88 Goat cheese
5"x5" Acrylic on Ampersand board
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This is a scrumptious cheese from nearby Salt Spring Island. It 's so creamy you would be tempted to eat it with a spoon. The composition of this piece came together for me when I included my Victoria BC, souvenir teaspoon with the totem pole handle.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

SOLD #87 Water with Lemon

SOLD   Water with Lemon
#87, January 2, 2016
Acrylic on board
5"x5" ..$75
My beverage of choice most days!
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Friday, January 1, 2016

SOLD #86 View from Willows Beach

SOLD   Happy New Year!
The beauty of the coastline around Victoria is always inspiring....even on a cloudy day! I took the photo reference for this painting on one of my many walks round the area.
#86, January 1, 2016
So, here goes...
View from Willows Beach, Victoria
Acrylic on board, $75