Thursday, July 18, 2013

Double figures

Last night there were two models.  Since I missed last week's class due to Bluesfest, I was feeling a bit rough!!!  But in the end, I think I was warmed up enough to capture these two figures.  One of the models asked to keep my sketch after she saw it, so I gave it to her (I don't usually do this!!!) #stingy.

But I did take a quick snapshot of it before I gave it away.  Here it is:

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


This has always been one of my favourite Monet paintings; I love the vibrant colours and coy look--it's different from his other garden images.

Monet, The Japanese Woman

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Amazing Musician

Trying really hard to get motivated and inspired for my next painting!  So I thought back to all the people I've seen perform recently, and I think Tom Ward takes the cake!  Wow did he ever put on a great classical guitar performace on Canada Day--so glad I met him.  He's from Australia (Tazmania?) and was busking on Elgin when I caught up with him.  Here we are and I hope to get an incredible portrait out of this one!!! We'll see.