Nearly Post-Semester Catch-Up

The winter semester of my first year at ACAD has been a wild ride. They really don’t let up. Luckily, the end is in sight! Just one more drawing and I can take a break.

Colour Theory has been a particularly intense class. I’ve really enjoyed working with acrylic (something new to me as an oil painter), and I learned a lot from working with formal colour schemes. I even learnt something about myself: I heavily favour discordant colour schemes over harmonious.

In Orbit

We've started packing up the house for our move to Calgary. I managed to finished this drawing off just in time! I'm glad. It's probably the last panel I'll finish for some time.

Sketchbook Project 2019 Vol.1

Here are the first pages of my book for the 2019 Brooklyn Art Library's Sketchbook Project. I chose the theme 'Go-Between.' After my last book (all black and white and straight-up ink), I wanted to do something completely different, so here I am with paper cut-outs, markers, stitching, paint and vellum.

279 Patrons, But Where's Waldo?

I couldn't resist. Where IS Waldo...?

This drawing is about three by four feet, on Stonehenge, drawn with acrylic ink, acrylic paint, watercolour, pencil crayon and copic markers. I'm so pleased to be be finished with it.

RUH Landscape Completed

My experience painting live at the RUH Foundation's Masquerade Ball was very interesting - I was surprised to find that I mostly tuned out the guests behind me and went about my business. It was much like painting at home (but with nicer clothes).

This landscape still has some drying to do, but I hope the winner will be pleased.


Surprise Landscape

I'd thought I was done with these landscape oils for now, but when I was asked to do a live painting at the RUH Royal Ball, how could I say 'no?' I took a look through photos I'd discarded the last go around, and chose this one for two reasons: the sky was lovely, and there are cows. Cows! The underpainting will be dry and ready to go for next Saturday. More photos to come, I'm sure.

Sweet Crane Babies

I started these four panels quite suddenly, in a mad frenzy of activity, and finished all four in less than a week. It must be some kind of record for me.

Finishing Up

This landscape is ready for delivery to Regina this weekend - just have to take photos, first.

A Herd of Cranes

As my friend helpfully informed me, a group of cranes is called a 'herd.' Just finished these up today, and I'm very pleased with the result. It truly tested my self-restraint to let them float in space, rather than filling nearly every bit of wood.


When I was revamping my website and going through photos of my paintings, I kept feeling like something was missing. And it was! I nearly forgot about this one. It was the only painting I completed post-baby (until recently), mostly because I felt I didn't have the long chunks of time I prefer when oil painting. It's sad (and goes to show how frazzled my mind was at the time) that this is the best photo I have. "Piles and Piles" went off to a good home shortly after this photo was taken.

Trouble In Paradise

This painting is making me bananas. When I see it, I want to throw things at it. Amongst whatever else is wrong with it, it's now overworked, and I don't know if I can save it. It bums me out, and I hate to give up, but this could be it.

It was the first painting I attempted in this landscape series, and so it was the least clearly defined going in, and I KNOW that not every painting works out... I just hate to be a quitter.