Sunday, August 17, 2014

Welcome to Mariposa. It is really turquoise not blue. There is texture in parts of it and metallic grey. This sold in early August to Lorna.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Spring Works 2014

Which one do you prefer and why?

Markhaven Mural Project

Here are the two murals that the MGA was commissioned to do for Markhaven in Markham. My piece is at the top right hand corner of the mural on the right. This is the second mural that we have done. The first one is hanging in the Cornell Library.

Monday, December 2, 2013

MGA Fall Show Little Treasures 2013

Here are two of my latest paintings finished in the late summer early fall 2013.
The first painting is completely acrylic with a limited palette of black/white/mauve/silver. I called this one Shangri-La. Does it give you any emotion? of what? let me know.
The turquoise/blue/gold one actually has some hints of rose in it as well. It is covered in resin as taught to me by Marilyn McKay of the MGA. That is why the flash shines on the surface somewhat. I called it Blue Lagoon. It came second at the Markham Fair this fall. I should have called it Turquoise Lagoon:) There is no brown in this painting. The bottom is dark navy blue. Picasa Photo program isn't that perfect at  reproducing colours accurately. You are really seeing the colours of the chair the painting is rested upon reflected off of the resin finish.Both paintings are much better (IMHO) in real life as you are not seeing the gold and silver accents on the computer screen.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Markhaven Mural

I have just completed my mural section for the second mural done by the MGA for another building in the community of Markham.Please look carefully and see what you can find in it. The first mural that the MGA completed is now in the library in Cornell Village of Markham and the second will go into Markhaven. The overall picture is a composite of several photographs of Toogood Pond, taken by Linda McIntosh one of our members, with Karen Grimshaw assisting. Linda is putting the whole piece together and Allen Class will make a frame for both pieces.                   

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Here is the painting I just finished for a Jack and Jill  raffle table. What does it remind you of? I named it for a type of turquoise that has red in it.