Friday, September 24, 2010

Pink and Orange Tulips

Pink and Orange Tulips

I am asked to demonstrate my pouring technique quite often. This painting is the result of one such demonstration.
I started off by pouring Aureolin and Permanent Rose onto the paper. I then blow the paint and use my spray bottle to move it around the paper. Then I pour the Aureolin and Prussian Blue at the bottom to help create leaves.  After the paint dries, I "find" the tulips and the leaves and paint them in. I do this with negative painting, or painting the shapes behind and between the flowers and the leaves.

To purchase, please visit my Etsy shop or contact me.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Rooster, 5x7"

This past weekend I was the guest artist and demonstrator at the Saanich Fair. I spent the time painting many barnyard animals. The roosters were my favorite to paint. The above painting is one of the many roosters I quickly painted.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


watercolor, 7x10"

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Orange Tulips

Orange Tulips

This painting was fun to do. I first poured and blew the paint. Then I spritzed it with water and used my fingers to move the paint around. After it dried, I "found" the tulips and negatively painted them in. (painted around the shapes I found)

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Grapes, watercolor, 11x14"

I actually did this piece as a lesson at my workshop in the south of Spain. The paint was poured, blown, and sprayed with water. After the paint dried, I did some negative painting to create the grapes and leaves.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I am working on another fairy garden painting for the Olde Victoria Fairy Shadows. The garden has many bluebells in it. As I was painting the illustration the other day, I looked out my window and what did I behold? Bluebells!!! What a wonderful opportunity to paint from life. I quickly grabbed my sketchbook and my paints and did a few studies.

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Another girl with sunglasses. This is my new favorite. It is watercolor on clayboard (aquabord) by Ampersand.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Girls in Sunglasses

I did a series of girls in sunglasses this past year. They were done on Aquabord which is a textured clayboard.
The effect is similar to a fresco.

Summer Shades

Shaded Beauty

Through Rose Colored Glasses

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Steel Pan Player

This musician was at the ferry terminal in Vancouver. The painting was done as a pour- I did layers of resist/masking fluid to save the white of the paper or the color I want then I pour liquid watercolor across the paper. Then the hands and face were painted.
He now uses the image for his business card.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Fairy Garden

This is a painting that I did for a product package. It is a fairy shadow that can be staked in your garden. The website is

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Winter Alphabet

B is for Boots

C is for Coat

I is for Ice Skates

K is for Kettle

T is for Toboggan

These images were done for a toy company but the project is on hold at the moment.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Attic Room

This painting was published in Splash 10: Passionate Brushstrokes from the Splash: The Best of Watercolor Series.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


This is a more recent illustration done in the past year. A modern cowgirl. Watercolor on paper.

The Fox

I love this guy! I would love to do a whole series of illustrations based on him.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Snow Dreaming

I took an illustration course at the New Hampshire Institute of Art before we moved to Victoria. In that course, I had to create several illustrations based on different stories. For this painting, I used my daughter as my model. She has darker hair but chose to make her blond for the illustration. I often take it to my shows and most people seem to recognize my daughter in the painting. It is my modern matchstick girl.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Passion For Poinsettias

A company in LA saw my last image of the dinosaur and hired me to do a painting for their Christmas card. This is the finished product.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Look What Followed Me Home

I have always loved dinosaurs and at one time wanted to do scientific illustration of dinosaurs. Would still love to paint more of them.

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Bubblemaker

I decided to start my illustration blog off with this painting because it was one of my first watercolours. It is of my son and was done about 7 years ago.