Painting, Printmaking

The Innocent Heart

I've been working on The Innocent Heart for around two weeks. I again deliberately let the piece develop as I worked as opposed to planning it ahead of time. It's a gouache painting layered with stamps I made. It has gone through massive changes. And not until earlier this week did I recognize the work… Continue reading The Innocent Heart

Painting

Colour

My most recent work is a departure from the scratchboard work I've been doing. I've been thinking of painting for several months and finally turned thoughts into action. I was fortunate to have supplies in good condition that I bought a few years ago--two gesso boards and tubes of paint. So, off I went into… Continue reading Colour

Nature Photography, Photography

Getting Through the Night

I've been working on an appliqué that has had twists and turns I could have avoided--sewing, unsewing, repairing it finally. Had I followed what I knew I should do to correct technical problems, I would have arrived at the place I am now much faster. The work I didn't want to face has not been… Continue reading Getting Through the Night

Painting, Printmaking

Paint and Stamps

I had a great time at the reception for the Printmaking Show at Gerrard Art Space where I met some of the other artists and saw some excellent prints. After that and before going to Montreal for a sweltering!!! but great week, I finished a piece I've been working on that's a continuation of the… Continue reading Paint and Stamps

Printmaking

Proofs

Over the past few weeks, I've been making rough proofs--trial prints--of several linoleum and soft linoleum blocks to see which, if any, I will enter into an international miniature juried print exhibition.  In these, I'm working on design elements mainly.  I printed the blocks on newsprint paper, taped them to bookcases to view and tried… Continue reading Proofs

Painting

Landscape of the Heart

This is another of the series of small heart paintings I'm doing. I only completed this one after The Heart Show opened at Gerrard Art Space, so it has its debut here. It's another acryl gouache on 5" x 7" gesso board. And I worked on it, as I did the others, without a planned… Continue reading Landscape of the Heart

Exhibits & Performances, Painting

Heart Show

I've entered another show, The Heart Show, at Gerrard Art Space in Toronto. I decided to do a series of small paintings in acryl gouache (a type of water-based paint that is permanent when dry) for the show. After working on four 5" x 7" gesso boards, I completed two of them. I'm still working on… Continue reading Heart Show

Painting

Return to Colour

After doing black ink line drawings daily since last summer I felt drawn to working in colour again. I wanted to try using acryl gouache paints which I've never used before. I usually don't buy prepackaged sets of paints, but I did this time so that I could experiment with small amounts of a range… Continue reading Return to Colour

Nature Photography, Photography

Colour

I've done many works in black and white as a printmaker and love the contrast and the power of black and white images. I also love the colours of this time of year. Here are some photos I've taken over the past few weeks: the zinnias that I was given while travelling in the countryside, the… Continue reading Colour

Painting, Printmaking

Abundance

The growth and colours of Spring got me thinking about this oil painting I made a few years before 2010 (I neglected to put the date on it).  It's a fantasy of abundant life that I recently brought out of hiding and onto a living room wall.  I hadn't thought of making strings of flowers before looking at… Continue reading Abundance