I haven’t updated my blog since the exhibition… Here are the paintings I’ve done since in order.
First I painted a portrait I had been planning to do since August last year. My main goal here was to try and let watercolor happen. I have a hard time letting watercolor do what watercolor does. I am not sure how successful I have been.
Hudson 9″ x 12″ Watercolor
After this, I worked on a commission I received right at the exhibition opening. This nice lady came to the opening night ready with a photo for me to paint from. She asked that I add a black cat to the painting and cherry blossom trees in the background.
Family 16″ x 20″ Watercolor
Then while out on a school field trip with my son, one of his classmates looked up at me and said “can you paint me?”. So, I did after I asked her mom if that’s okay.
Hilary 9″ x 12″ Watercolor
I painted this next one for myself because I wanted to. This little girl is so cute, I just really, really wanted to paint her. I didn’t ask for permission, but I did give the painting to her mom afterwards.
Sara 9″ x 12″
I have been painting my son’s teachers at the end of every year, so here is this year’s teacher.
Ms. Pears 9″ x 12″ Watercolor
And one last commission.
Smiles 20″ x 16″ Watercolor
For the month of may in honor of Mother’s Day, my paintings dedicated to mothers everywhere will grace the walls at Burnaby North Community Centre at 4908 Hastings St.
More paintings celebrating mothers.
Tea Party 24″ x 18″ Watercolor
A Shared Joke 24″ x 18″ Watercolor
Spring 24″ x 18″ Watercolor
Haircut Interrupted 18″ x 24″ Watercolor
Reading Harry Potter. 18″ x 24″ Watercolor
The Piano Lesson. 24″ x 18″ Watercolor
Cuddles. 24″ x 18″ Watercolor
A Beautiful Song. 24″ x 18″ Watercolor
I painted the hands and the hair. I am finished for now…
Making cookies with mom. 18″ x 24″ Watercolor
These are two paintings I’m currently working on.
This is a detail from an unfinished bigger picture. It’s a pretty accurate self portrait.
And this is a painting I finished about two weeks ago of my beautiful friend Pascale Hutton.
Pascale in When Calls the Heart. 9″ x 12″ Watercolor
December came and I have procrastinated and now I’m behind in what I wanted to get done before the end of the year. There’s still time though. I can do it.
9″ x 12″ Watercolor
A Portrait of an Amazing Person . 9″ x 12″ Watercolor
Zoey 9″ x 12″ Watercolor
Quinn 9″ x 12″ Watercolor
This is it for commissions. Time to work on something for myself.
9″ x 12″ Fergus
One more painting after this and then I’m free of commissions and I can work on whatever I want. It’s been two months now since I’ve done a painting for myself. I really like this painting. I did a good job if I say so myself.
16″ x 20″ Watercolor