January 16, 2011

Three friends fishing

Oils 18"x35"

I painted this en plein air in Sidney and completed this at home.

January 11, 2011

Winter Tea Time

Oils 8"x10

My first completed painting of the year :)

July 07, 2010

Vi Skaliva


I spent a couple of days in Brentwood bay painting this scene when the owner of this vessel and gave me some backround on his boat and the name Vi Skaliva
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Saxe Point

I painted this scene at Saxe point with a group of plein air painters early in the morning on a gorgeous day a few weeks ago.
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Foggy day on the dock

I painted this blue vessel down at the dock downtown Victoria. It was a cool foggy day,and I was able to spend a longer time completing this as the light was consistant. 10"x14" in oils.

Coast Guard

I painted this coastguard vessel in Esquimalt overlooking a very busy Victoria Harbor. This is definately one of my favorite spots to paint. To my left is the arbutus trees I painted the next day.
10"x14" in oils


I painted these arbutus trees out in Esquimalt on a gorgeous sunny day. Took me about three hours to capture this scene on 10"x14" panel in oils

June 24, 2009

Manderin Segments

Loved painting these Manderin segments.

June 05, 2009

Glass full of lilacs

Oils (5"x7")

Picked these out of my neighbours garden, mmmm they smell just heavenly!
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June 03, 2009

Silver, grapes and pear

Love painting silver
Oils (5"x7")

May 27, 2009

Tea time

Oils (5"x7")

Found this little teapot at a local used goods store, love hunting for little treasures like this.

May 22, 2009

Sunshine on stems

Oils (5"x7")

Oh yes, it's flower season, snow's gone, at least I hope so, and the opportunity to paint everything summer! Yes!

May 19, 2009

Three Pears

Oils (5"x7")
Had a very specific image in mind when I painted this, and I'm greatful that I have the opportunity to paint these again at a later date, practice makes perfect!
This was very difficult to photograph, had a tough time with reflecting oil off the canvas.

May 17, 2009

Pealed orange

Oils (5"x7")

I do believe I have found a challenge! I'm going to continue painting them till I get em right!
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May 15, 2009

Due to ill health, I wont be posting for a couple of days :-(
I will be back in full force on monday

May 12, 2009

Layers of onion

Oils (5"x7")

This was a challenge! I know it looks simple, hmmmm
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May 09, 2009

Juicy Mango

Oils (5"x7")

One of my favorite fruits, mangos yum!
these grew in abundance in south africa and
indulged in this delicious fruit often. Enjoyed
painting it as much as I'm gonna eat it lol!

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May 08, 2009

In the Paint (SOLD)

Oils (9"x12")

Well here's the completed painting. whew! What a mission!
This was fun to paint, but a lot of work!

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May 06, 2009

Copper Kettle

Oils (5"x7")

A friend of mine lent me this very cool copper kettel
to paint, really had fun with this!
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May 04, 2009

Peanut Butter

Oils (5"x7")

As usual leavin everything to the last minute lol!
This was one of the more challenging paintings, didnt think I'd get this dun on time to take a pic of it before sundown, there was just enough daylight to take a pic. Whew! May have to re-take tomorrow.

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May 03, 2009

Apples and copper

Oils (5"x7")

This turned out to be one of my favorites, didn't think
it was goin to turn out till near the end, panic set in lol!
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May 02, 2009


Oils (5"x7")

Finally completed this one, took longer than
the others for some reason. Still really enjoyed
painting this little piece.

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April 30, 2009

Yellow Bowl

Oils (5"x7")

Whew! just in time! started a painting earlier and for some reason it didnt work out, so had to start again from scratch. I think i like this one!

April 29, 2009


Oils (5"x7")
Well the prize at the end of it all is
improvement, I'm looking forward to
seeing the difference between now and the
one hundredth painting down the rd

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April 28, 2009

House on the corner

Oils (5"x7")
Just returned from painting this little scene
around the corner from my house. Only had
a tiny window to finish this as I was chased away.
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April 27, 2009

My old pot

Oils (5"x7")

Painting #6! I've painted this old pot before, so
familiar to me, love the subtle contrasts when
painting a reflective surface, now to chop up the onion for dinner!

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April 24, 2009

Herbal tea (Sold)

Oils (5"x7")
Well here's painting #3
This was not easy! I got kinda nervous halfway,
worrried it wasn't turning out. Had to talk my way thru this lol!
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April 23, 2009

Painted bowl

Oils (5"x7") Well here it is, painting no. 2! It's been a crazy busy day and completing this painting was definately a challenge! two down hundreds to go.....

April 22, 2009

Books are forever

Oils (5"x7")

Well here it is, my first completed painting for the day!
Found these books at the local library, wanted to create that olde world feeling, hope u enjoy it as much as I enjoyed painting it!

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