Jan. 2016 Daily Paintings: Day 11 “Royal Water Lilies”

While visiting the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, we saw these wonderful waterlilies.  I love the strong contrast of light and dark, colour and reflections.   “Royal Water Lilies” Oil on canvas, 12″x9″   Note: Framing can be added so the painting is ready to hang, for an additional charge…

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Jan. 2016 Daily Paintings: Day 10 “Spring Sparrow”

Sparrows are such cheerful little creatures. This fellow would be a great companion for my “Winter Sparrow”, Day 7 painting. “Spring Sparrow” Oil on gesso birch panel, 8″x8″   Note: Framing can be added so the painting is ready to hang, for an additional charge depending on frame. And for…

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Jan. 2016 Daily Paintings: Day 4 “Marshville Sawmill”

Today’s painting is “Marshville Sawmill”. I really like painting old architecture.  It has real character and a story to tell.  Wainfleet is fortunate to have a number of historical buildings all in one place in the village, thanks to the Marshville Historical Society, and holds the annual Marshville Heritage Festival…

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Jan. 2016 Daily Paintings: Day 3 “Piper”

Today’s painting is “Piper”. Piper is a ruffed white lemur who lives at Ringtail Ranch and Rescue, near us in Wainfleet, ON, Canada. Ringtail Ranch is a non-profit organization which provides a safe home for an abundance of wildlife. The animals have free range of their property and often follow…

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Jan. 2016 Daily Paintings: Day 2 “Bird of Paradise”

  Today’s painting was inspired by a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, ON.  I took many reference photos for future use.  I love the contrast of bright complimentary colours and unusual angular shapes of this flower. “Bird of Paradise” Oil on gesso birch panel, 8″x8″   Note:…

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30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge January 2016: Day 1

Last year I participated in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge, hosted by artist Leslie Saeta.  It was a good challenge and great way to start off the year, so I am participating again this January. Leslie has a map with all the participating artists’ locations so it should…

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Jan. Daily Paintings Day 30: “Deuce”

Wow, last painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge! My Day 30 painting is “Deuce”.​  I saved Deuce for the last because I wasn’t sure if I would be able to paint him.  Deuce was our beloved little beagle who we had for almost 13 years.  He would…

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Jan. Daily Paintings Day 29: “Sharing the Box”

My Day 29 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Sharing the Box”.​ Gem and Dixie, our two hens are sharing the nesting box.  We have a retirement home for chickens, here on our hobby farm.  We don’t eat meat, so our little chicken lay the occasional…

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Jan. Daily Paintings Day 28: “Tawny”

My Day 28 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Tawny”.​ Tawny is our little barn cat.  She used to be a bit shy, but in recent years has been following us around and quite vocal.  We figure she is probably blind or close to blind i…

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Jan. Daily Paintings Day 27: “Albert”

My Day 27 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Albert”.​ Albert is my cousin’s d in Vancouver, BC.  He is a loving member of the family, happy to be climbed on and loved by their 5 beautiful children. I look forward to meeting him “in person”…

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Jan. Daily Paintings Day 26: “Tickly Bob”

My Day 26 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Tickly Bob”.​ We have a lot of little chipmunk friends here on our hobby farm: under the barn, studio and near the well.  But we like to think that the recent ones are Tickly Bob’s descendents.  Our…

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Jan. Daily Painting Day 25: Benny

My Day 25 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Benny”.​ Benny is one of our three black cats who immigrated to Canada with us.  Funny that people often ask how we tell them apart, yet they are so different! Benny steals the other cats food by…

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Jan. Daily Paintings Day 24: Benjamin

My Day 24 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is “Benjamin”.​ Benjamin is our youngest daughter’s dwarf lion head rabbit, named after the Beatrix Potter character.  He and our daughter have had fun and won awards in 4-H rabbit showings for the last several years. “Benjamin” acrylic…

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