Friday, September 28, 2007

Puppy - step two

Ahhhh..... thats a bit better. Making some progress now.

Puppy - step one

Wow - hard to imagine this is going to look like a nice painting! Pretty rough layout.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Puppy Sketch

Okay, I just LOVE the angle of this portrait. I think it really conveys the relationship of dog and owner with how you lock eyes.

This will be a snow picture, hence the lack of detail in the background. Reminds me of another portrait I did last year.....

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Things are starting to get busy, I tend to get bookings for Christmas commission pieces around this time. I've decided I'm going to stagger my ACEO listings somewhat to take the pressure off and have new things for my collectors.

As always, I'm happy to combine shipping on multiple auctions as long as you pay within 7 days and let me know to hold them!

You can find this lovely lady here.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sneak peek...

This is another collection of plates I've been working on... my camera died and then the lighting got bad. I'll list this when I can get a better photograph going.

This one has some of the same plates but also a sake cup that we recieved at our wedding. Another hit of blue can be found inside it. Matches the bottom plate beautifully. The light is quite warm in this piece, the reds and golds really shine.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Local Art Show

I've been invited to participate in an upcoming group show "A New Season of Artists" sponsored by the Airdrie School of Art, the work is being hung at Benjamin's Coffee House.

Opening night is September 28th, 2007. Contact me if you'd like more info!

Monday, September 17, 2007

A Quartet of ACEO - lots of stripes today!

Finally! Some ACEO on auction here. I cannot believe how busy the last two weeks have been. I think I can finally get on some projects that I've been meaning to get finished now.
Tomorrow I'm starting another collection of plates - I'll post more when I have some progress!

Tattoo - Finished!

I just have to get final clearance from my friend, but at this point I think all systems are go!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Tattoo: Halfway there....

I'll be finishing this up either tonight or tomorrow....
ACEO collectors, I'll be listing 4 brand new cards Monday evening - check back then!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Tattoo Sketch

I love adapting the imagery I do in ACEO format to other sizes. This is the ultimate adaptation: a tattoo! How I do tattoo design is basically a client commissions the artwork, I do it on either paper or canvas and they get to keep the original piece plus authorization to use it as a tattoo.

Its always so touching to find the reasons behind a new tattoo. So many people use them to mark a milestone or a memory. Its even more touching to be included in the process.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sunday School Basics

A fun little side project I've been working on for our church's nursery....

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Mermaid Trio

This tiny trio was commissioned as a gift for my client's daughter. She wanted something a little larger than the ACEO size of 2.5" x 3.5" so these little ladies of the sea measure 5"x7", 6"x8" and 5"x7". I quite enjoy adapting ACEO subject matter onto canvas - the larger size gives me so much freedom.

The Farm - Step Four (Final Step)

For the most part, we are done! Will update if there are anymore changes.

Monday, September 10, 2007

The Farm - Step Three

Now the image is refined further - we are in the home stretch now!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The Farm - Step Two

Hello! I finally back home and back at work. This is where the farm picture is right now, you can see the details emerging but it still has a cartoonish look and the colours are a bit harsh.

Keep checking back!