Saturday, September 24, 2016

"Great Blue" Finished!

I think I'm finished with this one! Will be entering this and a couple more of my recent pieces to Eye 4 Art exhibition at the Thames Art Gallery in Chatham, ON.

Great Blue

Mixed Media
(Torn Paper Collage/Acrylic)
18" X 24" X 1.5"

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Getting close!

Getting closer to the finish! I find it really helps to put a photo up on the computer. I can more easily see what needs to be tweaked, or what might have been forgotten.

Monday, September 19, 2016

A few more feathers

Still working through the ugly stages...adding one feather at a time!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Rainy Day Collaging

A rainy Saturday, hot tea, mellow music, quiet company and collage. My perfect morning!

Working on some feathers....

My companion and fellow ripper of paper.

Friday, September 16, 2016

And some more progress...

Time to stop for lunch! (Me that is! But this fellow could be fishing for his...)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

What's on my Easel today?

Here is a peek of what I'm currently working on, a lovely Blue Heron. So far, the background is done and I've applied my drawing of the heron. Next I will be starting to collage! Not the best photo, but you can see the ghostly outline of the heron.

Reference photo courtesy of

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Summery Collage Finally Finished!

I've been working on this collage on and off all summer! It seems like these hot days are more conducive to swimming, reading and watering the garden than working on art. But I've buckled down and finished this today. Still pondering on a title...I've got a few in mind, but if you think of anything fabulous just leave a comment! This piece will be dropped off at ARTspace in Chatham tomorrow.

Untitled (for now)
24" X 12" X 1.5"
Torn Paper Collage on Canvas

And here is the original concept sketch! Done way back on June 1st.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

World Watercolor Month ~ Day 5

I've planted a few Milkweed plants in my garden to hopefully help with the Monarch Butterfly population. So far I haven't seen any eggs or caterpillars, but hopefully some day I will!

5.5 X 3.5"
In my Garden Sketchbook