Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sailing to Africa

Boat to Africa

Boat to Africa

Material:  Acrylics and collage on wrapped canvas.
Status:  A commission which has gone to a beautiful family.

Notes:  This was so much fun to paint!  It is the first time I really got into collage - first with the tea tab as the flag on top of the mast - then the vintage map of Africa for the sail, and finally, the Canadian flag.

This painting was a commission for my dear friend`s sister.  The family is moving to South Africa in the new year, and she wanted to give them a very special gift.  I hope they like it! 

Friday, December 24, 2010

2 boys and a dog

the boys and the dog

This painting was a commission (thanks Jill!). The request was to depict 2 small boys and their dog.  One boy was to be on the trike, pulling the boat trailer out of the water, with the younger boy still in the boat, fishing.

It was lots of fun - I LOVE commissions!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Oh, I Believe!

Oh, I believe


Materials:  Acrylic and collage on wrapped canvas (4x4)
Status:  This painting was presented to Santa Claus while riding with him on his private jet. Really! Our littlest was invited by Telus Flight with Santa. We were so grateful for this unique opportunity, we wanted to give something back to the big guy :o)

Friday, December 3, 2010

And there in a wood, a piggy wig stood

Osgood Pinky Toes

Materials: Acrylic paint on 5 x 10 wrapped canvas.
Status:  Available.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Oh, I believe!

Oh, I believe


Materials:  Acrylic and collage on wrapped canvas (4x4)
Status:  Available

The Huron Carolers

'twas in the moon

Status:  Available
Materials:  acrylic painting and collage on 5 x 10 wrapped canvas.  Unframed....sides are painted, so no frame necessary

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Rustic Lighthouse

The Rustic Lighthouse
The Rustic Lighthouse

Materials:  Acrylic paint on paper;  painting knife used to give texture; 5 x7 painting in a 15 x 13 frame.
Status:  Going to a good home.

First Kiss for the Frog Prince

First Kiss for the Frog Prince

Material:  mixed media (acrylic paint, coloured pencils, collage) on 6 x 6 wrapped canvas.
Status:  Gone to a happy home.

Notes:  I have long had the princess and frog painting in my head, and I have always loved when other painters used bits of print in their work.  I am so pleased with this concept - I can't wait to do it again! 

My very good friend, Kat, said I might want to add some other skin-tones to my paintings...and so I did.  I love the mocha-latte coloured skin with the bubblegum cheeks. 

For the text, I opened a book about Emily Dickinson, and came to a poem with a prince in it....I had to do it...I cut into my book, with no regrets!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Owl and Pussycat on-line auction

The Owl and Pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat...
Material:  This 12x12 acrylic painting on wrapped canvas.
Status:  This painting was donated to Strawberry Vale Preschool's Fall Fundraising Event.  It went to a lovely home. 

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Cottage

Note:  This is part of my grandmother's cottage.  My grandpa built it for her on a point on Lake Huron so that she could see the sun rising and the sun setting every day.  It was a magnificent place to grow up every summer. 
Material:  acrylic on canvas paper.
Status:  a gift for my mom :o)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Four Seasons Tree

4seasons tree

from The Four Seasons Tree

This was a commission for a friend.  It is a gift for a family that recently adopted a little girl from China.  The idea was to represent each of the four seasons, with the words: "through every season may you:  Imagine, Believe, Love, Laugh."  The words are all on the inside edges of the painting; a hidden message.

The maple tree, a symbol of Canada was a must in this painting. 

Materials:  Acrylic paint on 4 separate canvases.
Status:  Gone to a good home.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Q is for Quail

Q is for Quail

Materials: Acrylic paint on 5 x 10 wrapped canvas.
Status: A commissioned piece.  Gone to a very, very good home.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Owl Love

Owl Love

Material:  5 x 5 wrapped canvas, acrylics
Status:  Available.


Little Gull

Materials: Acrylic paint on 5 x 5 wrapped canvas. 
Unframed - painting extends to sides, so no need to frame.
Status:  Gone to a good home.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Owl Looked Up to the Stars Above....

Owl looked up to the stars above...

Materials:  Acrylic on wrapped canvas.
Status:  Gone to a good home!

The Boat on the Beach

The boat on the beach

Materials:  Acrylic on watercolour paper.
Status:  This painting has gone to a good home.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Waiting for Friends

Waiting for Friends

Material: 10x10 Wrapped Canvas.
Status:  This gull has flown to a good home.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Our Family in a Yellow Submarine

Our family in a yellow submarine

Materials:  Acrylics on wrapped canvas.
Status:  Original painting is in a good home (ours!).  You can order a custom painting of the yellow sub with your family in the portholes.  E-mail Carol for details:

And there in a wood, a piggy wig stood...

Osgood Pinky Toes

Materials:  acrylics on wrapped canvas
Original painting available at Sprouts in Downtown Victoria.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat

Material:  Acrylics on 8 x 8 wrapped canvas.
Status:  The Original has been sold to a good home with young grandchildren.
              Giclee prints and art cards available soon.

The Knight's Gift

The Knight's Gift - full painting

Materials:  Acrylics on wrapped canvas.
Size:  8 inches x 8 inches. 
Status:  The original painting has gone to a good home with young children (and a horse).

The Cat and the Bass Fiddle

Cat and the Bass Fiddle

Status: Original painting has been donated to the Greater Victoria Down Syndrome Society to raise funds for their Music Therapy Program.
Material: Acrylic on Wrapped Canvas