The Reach / Christmas Cactus Collage

Based on the feedback I received from my colour test from my newsletter and social media, I tried a few other colour tests, incorporated a few suggestions, and ultimately selected the “green” scheme. It was the most popular, but what I inclined towards as well. It was very valuable to do a colour test, get feedback, and push the direction of the image further instead of just going with my gut instinct or first idea.       I think it turned out fairly “clean” …

Watercolour Hands WIP Colour Tests

I started this drawing when I was feeling really sad. Sadly, most of my inspired ideas come when I am in the worst mood. This was an overwhelming image in my imagination of just thousands of hands grasping and reaching for something, failing, and tearing each other apart. Slowly over the course of many hours, I drew all these hands. By then, my mood lightened up and I saw this in a different light. I didn’t use any references for these hands, instead applied what …

Now Offering Flat-rate Pet Portraits with Bonus Time Lapse Videos

I would like to announce that I now have a flat-rate commissioning service set up in my store for ordering pet portraits. It is very quick, easy and safe to use: check out the page, pick the size you want, pay with PayPal (which accepts Visa, Mastercard, Debit, etc. and actually doesn’t require you to make an account), then send me your photos of your pet. All shipping and any other fees, like taxes, are automatically calculated. If you have any questions, special instructions, or …

New Artwork, New Store! (Self Portrait in Pastel + Character Drawing)

  So maybe some of you have seen my old online stores… I’ve been looking for a good online solution for some 5 years now. I finally bit the bullet and plunged into making my own store by hand with Woocommerce and WordPress. It was pretty confusing at first, but I figured it out and I am extremely happy with the result. I’ve also changed my pricing structure to the square-inch method of calculating art prices. It is now very easy to buy my original …

Upcoming Exhibition: I AM NSCAD Group Expo.

  I’m excited to announce one of my comics will be displayed during the I AM NSCAD group exhibition at the Anna Leonowens Gallery in downtown Halifax. The work will be up for sale, and a percentage of the profit goes towards NSCAD scholarships – which I have benefited from myself, as a Harrison-McCain Entry Scholarship recipient. I don’t have official exhibition invitations or anything yet, but you can see a small blurb on the Anna Leonowens website here. Put it in your calendar if …

Witcher 3 Comic – Geralt & Imlerith

  I’m going into surgery tomorrow, which is hopefully true because it’s already been delayed and it was cancelled last time. I’ve been working on two things as I wait.   As I’m completely obsessed with the Witcher series, I made one 2 page comic. I’m probably going to do more as I have some ideas banked, as well as fan-art based on the books. I’m absolutely overjoyed by how well received this comic was by Witcher fans. Man, I missed the world of being …

New Painting of Montreal

  Here is my latest new watercolour. It’s an image based on a photo I took of Montreal just as spring was around the corner while I was dropping my last watercolour off for the exhibition. It’s quite rare to go up on Mont Royal and look through the trees while they bare no leaves; it was somewhat jarring. The blueness of the shadowy trees in contrast to basically my last painting, as I saw it in my head in that moment, was my inspiration …

New Painting from Exhibition + Some old works

  So, it’s no secret – here it is. This is the painting at the Draw Me a Mountain // Dessine-moi une montagne Exhibition. It is now available as a print/product on Society 6, as well. Please see the previous entry for details on the exhibition, but it is essentially happening all of this month at the Smith House, Mont Royal.     Here are also some works I either forgot to post, or forgot to photograph, or I just can’t find on here anywhere. …

Next Exhibition: Draw Me a Mountain // Dessine-moi une montagne

  I’m very excited to inform everyone that a new watercolour I just finished last month will be in the Draw Me a Mountain / Dessine-moi une montagne at the Smith House atop of Mont Royal, Montreal, Quebec.   Je suis ravie d’informer tout le monde que une de mes nouvelles aquarelles seront dans l’exposition Draw Me a Mountain / Dessine-moi une montagne à la Maison Smith au sommet de Mont Royal, Montréal, Québec.   WHEN//QUAND: Every weekend during May – 12pm-4pm. // Chaque fin …

Exhibitions

  I want to give a heads up that I will have my most recent acrylic paintings in a juried art exhibition at the Écomusée de fier monde between March 25 – April 12. This is a group exhibition and paintings are for sale. // Je voudrais annoncer que mes oeuvres acryliques seront dans une exposition-concours au Écomusée de fier monde entre mars 25 à avril 12. Ce sera une exposition collective et les oeuvres sont à vendre.   Address: Écomusée du fier monde 2050, rue Amherst Montréal …