Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Winter Wren


Oil pastel on untempered Masonite board.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Easy Nutrtitious Recipe Booklet For Kids

This ten page booklet features a compilation of 15 fun, nutritious recipes for kids to make! Throughout the booklet, my pencil drawings add interest, with some animals offering commentary here and there! Printed on sturdy cardstock and comb-bound in my studio, the booklet is protected with clear plastic covers in front and back. Order easily by going to

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pepper in Oil Pastel


I had this pepper in my salad today, but decided to capture it in Oil Pastel before consuming it! I love the different colors it had, with part of it slowly turning green.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Queen of England


I drew this portrait of the queen on Stonehenge Paper, a little rougher than what I usually use....I'm still always experimenting with different surfaces.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Celebrity Portrait: Michael Douglas

I haven't done celebrity portraits before but decided I'd give it a go. I chose this one of Michael Douglas because he has an interesting face.......and who can resist drawing that hair??

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rebecca's Shoes

I love it when my grandgirls come over with their cute little shoes! I just had to do a painting of these, worn by Rebecca, age 2. Created with Oil Pastels on Colourfix Paper.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How To Draw Instruction Booklet

I've put together a 15+ -page booklet with instructions for people of all ages who have always wanted to draw but have no idea how to begin! Printed and bound in my studio, this booklet has clear plastic outer covers and is printed on card stock. Cost: $20.00 CAD. I also have a version which is printed on regular copy paper (also with clear plastic outer covers and card stock inner covers) and therefore costs less: $15.00 CAD. Both options are available by clicking a Paypal button to the right. Prices INCLUDE SHIPPING within Canada and the United States.
The topics covered in the book are: materials needed, basic shapes, line, values, as well as LOTS of tips!! Many of my drawings are included in the book.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Eggs On Blue

These eggs were so nice and shiny after I'd boiled them that I couldn't resist taking a photograph to use as the basis for this Oil Pastel painting.

Friday, June 18, 2010


This is the commission in the final stage.
I'm happy to report that my customer is
happy with!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Work In Progress

I absolutely love it when people commission me to do a portrait from a photo that's been taken in sunshine! This one is almost complete I think. It's being done with Oil Pastel on Colourfix Paper.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Morrigan Again....

As an experiment, I drew this one using only a General's Layout Pencil.....and loved using that! Fun to do the whole thing with only one pencil!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

White Horse Grazing

A drawing based on a photo from, taken by "gracey". Colour Pencil on Colourfix Paper.

Monday, May 3, 2010


This is my granddaughter Nikki's cat, Timmy, who lost his life on the road last week. I made this drawing for Nikki as a way to remember her beloved pet. Colour Pencil on Colourfix Paper.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Homeschool Tee Shirt on Zazzle

A fellow Zazzler asked for Homeschool T-Shirts to feature on her Squidoo lens and I created this one...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Basset Hound

These cute dogs are also known as Hush Puppies.

Friday, April 9, 2010

ACEO'S in Pencil

These birds are currently listed on Ebay. They are drawn with pencil on Strathmore Bristol Vellum. I love the little pre-cut ACEO paper that Strathmore sells. They are extremely handy and also come in such cute packages!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Old Gnarled Tree

This beautiful tree stands proudly on the grounds of Saddleridge Stable. I've always wanted to try and capture it's remarkable shape and character.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


An ACEO currently listed on Ebay.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mug of Coffee


Another Acrylic ACEO. I'm loving the quickness with which acrylic allows me to complete a painting and I love that there's no turpentine fumes to worry about!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

ACEO's in Acrylic

Thought I was done with ACEO's, but just can't keep away from them entirely. Even though pencil is my favorite medium, I still find myself picking up a paintbrush once in a while, especially now that I've discovered how wonderful Acrylics can be (compared to oils, which are so messy!)and I love Acrylic paint on Colorfix Paper!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

"De Stier Van Potter", After Paulus Potter

This is a commissioned work I just completed. It is a copy of a famous Dutch painting by Paulus Potter who lived from 1625 to 1654. His painting is huge and hangs in a museum in Holland where my father saw it when he was a teenage boy. My version measures 24" by 30".

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I'm working on a rather large commission right now and don't have a lot of new work to post, so for the next little while I'll be posting a different product from my Zazzle Store each day!