Summer roses on reclaimed wood

Summer roses on reclaimed wood

Summer roses are in their glory at this time of year.  No need for store bought bouquets of imported flowers.  Our gardens readily supply us with fresh cuttings of delicately scented summer flowers. “A token of my unyielding love/ So that when winter’s mettle steals the earth/ And all around seems dead and cold/ This […]

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How I paint a cat: step-by-step process

“If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much. ” ~ Mark Twain. Cats do seem very purposeful wouldn’t you say?  Especially so when their owner wants something from them such as a good photo. Cat owners must […]

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Tony, the American Bulldog portrait – take 2

I have never done this before, but as they say, there is a first time for everything. I took another photo with my Ipad and I think the colours in this photo below are truer to the actual portrait. So, once again, here is Tony, on 9×12 gallery wrapped canvas, finished sides.  Completed in acrylics.

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Puppy portrait – Tony, the American Bulldog

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” ~ Winnie the Pooh. It gives me much joy and satisfaction to bring each dog I paint to life.   Tony’s expression is so endearing and his pose, leaning against a pillow, tells us that he is a puppy who loves a comfortable, […]

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Flower fairy on reclaimed wood – WIP

How to be a flower fairy: Feel the cool morning grass between your toes Fill old jugs with fresh flowers and place them where they can be admired all day Laugh until your belly hurts Look for the rainbow after the storm Admire the colours of the sunset each day Listen for symphonies in nature; […]

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How I paint a puppy – Letting go of fear

“Fear is always triggered by creativity because creativity asks you to enter into realms of uncertain outcome and fear hates uncertain outcome.  This is nothing to be ashamed of.  It is, however, something to be dealt with.”  ~Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic.  This first progress report is about that stage where the outcome is uncertain and […]

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