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Digital Painting is Hard

Welcome to my work-in-progress-art-skills series! (I’ve got to think of a better name, any suggestions would help!) In an effort to improve my artistic skills, I’m attempting to get a piece of art out a week. 418 more words


Graphite Pencils vs. Colored Pencils

Are you a drawing newbie trying to traverse the big world of pencils? Or a portrait-pro wondering if you should switch it up for your next project? 918 more words

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Fashion Fun with ArtHouse Oakville

I have been having a lot of fun teaching Fashion Design to some very talented girls from ages 7-12 for ArtHouse Oakville this past month. 102 more words

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What Does a Successful Artist Look Like?

As artist, we all say it, we inspire to be it. If asked “ as an artist what do you hope to accomplish’? We want to be a successful artist. 312 more words

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A House for Dreaming Big Dreams

Greetings, My Lovelies :-)

Happy Almost-Friday!  I’ve decided to share with you another new art piece that I’m excited about.  This piece helped fuel my inspiration and basically makes me happy every time I look at it.   182 more words


Hills Road Adult Ed Watercolour, Paint like Turner! 25.4.16

Thank you to: Catherine, Kelly, Barbara, George, Geoffrey, Helen,  for these watercolour paintings that were inspired by the rather genius JMW Turner himself…

Looking at texture, brushwork, limited palette and movement. 8 more words

Art Classes

The Blue Lady

Every now and then, I like to get back to basics and do a proper study.  Since most of the paintings that I have planned center on portraits of women wearing late 60’s – early 70’s clothing, an image from my copy of… 195 more words

Artistic Journey