Tuesday, November 21, 2017

SNOW ANGEL 9" X 12" Acryllic on Canvas

 My six year old Great Grand Daughter Summer,
loves to make snow angels. This year I took a photo of her making a snow angel,
to use on my Christmas card.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

FERRY SAILING AT SUNSET " 8 x 16" Acryllic on Studio Board


While on vacation visiting my husbands nephew and family in Port aux Basque NL
I love to watch the ferry as it heads to Nova Scotia each evening passing
 by their house on the very edge of our province of Newfoundland.
The island a few meters off shore is Dingwells Island.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Quidi Vidi NL"10.5 X15.5" Watercolour on paper 2016

Quidi Vidi is a quaint fishing village near St. John's NL where I grew up.
Tourists flock there each year. I took the photo in 2013
and completed the painting in 2015

Autumn Splendor "15.5. X10." Acryllic on Studio Board 2015

Autumn in Nova Scotia is magnificent to experience.
I painted this piece from a photo I took in the Barneys River area
where my sister and her husband reside.

SEA URCHINS INNER BEAUTY "16 X 19" Acryllic on Canvas 2016.

While walking on the rocks below our nephews house in Port Aux Basque NL in 2015, I came across two dried up sea urchins which I photographed with the intent of using the images in a painting. I later researched sea urchins and was pleasantly surprised to find images of their skeletons and that they were related to sand dollars.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Inukshuk Acrylic on Wooden Tile "4 x 4" 2013

This tile was submitted to the Canadian Mental Health NS fund raiser Tile Sale 2013
was painted from a photo by Nazaire Simon of an Inukshuk that he built while snow shoeing in Western Labrador

Old R.C.School House Portugal Cove NL " 9 x12" Acrilyc on Board 2013

This piece was a commission as a gift for a gentleman whose father worked on the school and he attended the school.

Grey Jay, " 12 x 16" Acrylic on Canvas 2012

We have a feeder outside our dining room window. Several jays have been coming to the feeder three times a day for the table scraps we put out. If the feeder is empty, they sit in the spruce tree waiting to be fed. Over the years the occasional one has eaten from my husbands hand.

Monday, December 29, 2014

"Sea Glass Seekers "16 x 20" Acryllic on canvas 2009

Each year we visit Nova Scotia. Pictou County has lovely beaches. Our favorite is at Lower Barneys River where we many enjoy hours walking the beach looking for sea glass. In this painting I have three of my favorite people, my husband, my daughter and my sister.

Wabush Starry Night, "9 x 16", Acrylic on Board 2014

Our local arts group is constantly challenging each other to learn new techniques to grow in our painting. For this challenge we had to chose an artist and do a piece using that artists technique. I chose Van Goth and painted a scene of  Wabush Labrador by night emulating his Starry Night painting.

Summer Blowing Bubbles, Acrylic on Canvas,"16 x 20" 2014

   My little great grand daughter loves to blow bubbles. This past summer it was her favorite pastime.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Shawna And Father "16x20" Watercolor on paper

This painting was a labor of love for Shawna whose father whom she loved dearly passed away when she was a teenager.

"Tea Party at Nanny's" 12x16" acryllic on canvas

Each summer my nephew Chris and family would visit my mother at her summer home in Pictou County Nova Scotia. His daughter loved to play with a tiny tea set,pretending to hold a tea party with mother.For a number of years I have wanted to paint this delightful scene.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

"The Watcher" 16 x 20" Acrylic on Canvas 2009

Wolves are quite commonly experienced in Labrador West. It is not uncommon to find wolf tracks through your garden in winter. As a project our visual arts group decided to paint an animal,it was only natural for me to choose a wolf.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

"Purple Iris" 24x30" Acrylic on Canvas 2008

I have always loved the iris patches found throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It was a joy to paint one.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

"Sun Bathing" 13x16"watercolour on paper 2008

This painting was done for my long time friend,Judy.It is of her daughter's cat

"Nanny's Boy" 16x20"arcylic on canvas 2008

The minute I saw the photo of our friends, John and Barb, grandson playing on the beach near their cottage in NL, I couldn't wait to paint it

Friday, May 2, 2008

"Vanessa" 9x14" watercolor on paper 2008

I painted this from a photo my friend took of her daughter feeding the grey jay at their cabin here in Western Labrador. My gift to her for Mothers Day.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

"Water Lilies" 11X15.5" watercolour on paper 2008

There are many legends about the Water Lilly.Many ancient civilizations held the Water Lilly in high regard for spiritual reasons, however the white Lilly of lower Egypt has special significance to our biblical history. This Lilly’s seeds were ground into powder and used for the making of bread for eating. The process of sowing the seeds involved incasing them in balls of clay and throwing the balls into the water.It is believed that this practice was referenced by the passage in the book of Ecclesiastes
“Cast thy bread upon the waters for thou shalt find it after many days.” Ecclesiastes 11:1

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

"Beach Rocks" 5.5x8" mixed media on paper (pen and ink and watercolour) 2007

This is a little painting I did this summer. It is 5.5x8" mixed media on paper (pen and ink and watercolour) done from photos of the beach in Witless Bay, NL.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

"Fish Fry" 8x10" watercolour on paper 2005

Beautiful speckled trout caught in the wilds of Labrador, fried in an old iron frying pan, with potatoes cooking in a saucepan which had belonged to my mother in law. (The past revisited)

"Bridgets Bean Pot" 12:x13" watercolour on paper 2006

Bridget Corcoran graciously loaned me the 100 year old bean pot for this composition.

"Bread and Lassie" 8x10" watercolour on paper 2005

As childern in Newfoundland, we loved the smell of fresh baked bread, and rushed to be the first to get a hot slice smothered in eversweet margarine and molasses.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

"Toast and Tea" 8x10" watercolour on paper 2005

"Hard Bread" 8x10" watercolour on paper 2005

Hard Bread is a staple in Newfoundland homes for traditional salt fish and brewis.

All of the last Five pieces are from my nostalgic series
depicting Newfoundland traditional foods.

"Guitar" 5x7" watercolour on paper 2005

Guitar: was a 5x7 piece I did for my grand daughter to give her musical
friend as a christmas gift in 2005.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

"Swallow House" 8.5x6" Watercolour on paper 2007

Did this watercolor while on vacation from a photo of the swallow house in our backyard.

"Holy Sight" 9x10.5" watercolour on paper 2007

Abby, my brothers granddaughter is the child in this painting which I chose to use for my 2007 Christmas cards. Christmas through the eyes of a child to me is the essence of the Christmas Spirit.

"Christmas Glow" 11x14" watercolour on paper 2005

Christmas Glow: a painting of Rudi,my sons dog,it was done from a photo taken in Ottawa,Ontario on Christmas Eve 2004.I used it for my 2005 Christmas cards.

"From Our House to Your House" 8x10" watercolour on paper 2003

This view from our front door was used for my 2003 Christmas cards.

"Rosie Waiting For Christmas" 9x12" Watercolour 2004

Rosie our 12 year old cat loved to sit in the window watching the birds at the feeder.I used this painting for my 2004 Christmas cards.