Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Horse, of Course

Found this horse on some travels a while back:

I couldn't resist patting him!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Casino Painting

Now available at the Ottawa School of Art Boutique:

Keyboarding at the Casino, Oil on Canvas, 10x12 inches, $275

After a gruelling escapade through the heat yesterday, finally delivered this piece! 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Dancing Shoes

After dancing for a couple of hours to the beat of Disco music last weekend, I got acquainted with a Gatineau fountain.  Here's me after my dancing shoes were laid to rest...but I think I felt a sort of revival and want to relive my dancing days, just once.  I used to love the clubs!

But seriously, I've gotta get back to painting.  Must crack the dried linseed oil out of my brushes--I've been very neglectful, and I think they are calling me for a turpentine rinse right now...

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Recently sold at Ottawa School of Art Boutique

One of my favourite little paintings just went to a new home--I hope it'll brighten up someone's place!

"Reaching Beyond," Oil on Canvas Panel, 8x8 inches


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Too funny!

This weeks DPW (Daily Paintworks) challenge is:

The Paint Your Muse Challenge

Ha!  If only I could!!!


On a side note I thought I'd thought I'd share that life is very short--just found out that my classmate from high school, Rafelina, passed away at 36 years old from cancer in Windsor.  I didn't even know she was sick.  We have to appreciate every single moment--it's just too scary.  I hope you are doing well, wherever you are, Rafelina.


Hearing good (loud) music makes me feel like posting some figures; I've been keeping up with the weekly figures sessions, but have been rather lazy in posting them.  A couple of them are a bit blurry--apologies for the after-effect of too much Tim Horton's on an empty stomach trying to steady the camera--jitters!!!

Here they are:

 The two above reminded my of Henry Moore; I really like how the top one turned out--from an angle slightly below the figure, you get this weird foreshortening, but it worked out well, I think!


Monday, July 9, 2012


I really enjoyed watching the jousting with the genuine armour this weekend!  Massive 2000 lb beasts!  Love 'em!

A couple of pics:

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Checkin' out the fireworks pre-fest and bonding with the almost-full moon July 1.  Happy late Canada Day!!!

Chillin' at the beach!!!

This one's for you, Adrian--ha ha ha!!!! :D 

Howling at the moon!!!!  So tiny!!!
Where there's a will, there's a way

David Usher

Here's what came out of my meeting David Usher at the Dragon Boat Festival in Ottawa--David was kind enough to pose for me so this could happen!  Thanks, David!  Your music is very inspiring!