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The West Pond   24"x18"

The West Pond 24″x18″

Once again, I’m painting Jericho Park. I never get tired of it.

I have moved recently and will soon have a dedicated painting space. I hesitate to say studio, because it might be more of a nook or corner. For now I am painting in the kitchen, but I can’t complain because this is my view:


Autumn Gold

Autumn Gold  18"x24"

Autumn Gold 18″x24″

Here’s yet another picture of autumn in the park. I can never seem to capture the varieties of colour – endless shades of orange, fading to yellow, changing to green with a bunch of pink and red thrown into the shady areas. Rather than trying to do it all, I find it’s best to pick a direction and go with it. I decided to let the gold and yellow dominate in this one.

One more.

Tiny Painting  3" x 3"

Tiny Painting 3″ x 3″

This is the last of the tiny paintings. It’s time to move on to some larger projects.

Tiny Painting – Sun Peaks

Tiny Painting  3"x3"

Tiny Painting 3″x3″

Not really into selfies, but here’s my hand.

Put A Bird On It!


As I was working on these, I couldn’t help but think of this sketch from Portlandia: Put A Bird On It!

Bringing out the tiny brushes.

tiny painting  3" x 3"

Tiny Painting¬† 3″ x 3″

It has begun. The assembly line of tiny paintings for Christmas. A very slow, one woman assembly line.


Need a card? Help yourself. Just click on the card you want, save the PDF and print onto 8.5″ x 11″ card stock. Cut and fold where indicated. (For personal use only please).

Crowd at the Beach  12" x 16"

Vines at Road 13 - 14" x 18"

Winter Tracks  8" x 10"





Stanley Park Maple  24"x18"

A Friendly Face  8" x 8"

Retired in Nova Scotia 18 x 24


Jericho Park

Fall Shadows  8" x 8"

Fall Shadows 8″ x 8″

Here is yet another tree from Jericho Park. I am so lucky to have this park practically in my backyard. You can see an amazing variety of wildlife on any given day. I have seen: ducks, geese, eagles, herons, bats, harbour seals, rabbits, squirrels, beavers, turtles, racoons, frogs, crabs, all kinds of birds and even a coyote once. Perhaps choosing a tree to paint is a little boring…

Highbury Street

Highbury Street  24"x18"

Highbury Street 24″x18″

Autumn is my favourite painting season. My attempts at capturing the golden light, long shadows and intense colours are not always successful, but I have a lot of fun trying.

The season always feels too short for me to take it all in and explore as much as I’d like. For me, the magic of painting is that it allows me to fully immerse myself in a place, to explore the colours, textures and mood for as long as I want. Hopefully, in the end, I have a piece of art that captures the character of that place or moment. (Sometimes it actually works).


Crowd at the Beach

Crowd at the Beach  12" x 16"

Crowd at the Beach
12″ x 16″

One evening we found these guys on our favourite beach. It didn’t take long before they lost patience with me and my camera and walked away in a huff. Their attitude was quite different when we saw them in the park a week later. We had some food and suddenly they became a little TOO friendly.