recent paintings and news

recent paintings and news

Thursday, April 14, 2011

plein air workshop

 'By the start of May, most trees are in full leaf, many Spring flowers are in bloom and the Earth is brimming with both plant and animal life taking advantage of the high sun levels and ever warmer temperatures.'  May Day

in the Orchard

1-day workshop

 Paint outside under the sun, accompanied by the songs of birds and the sweet heady smell of spring blossoms. If you are new to art-making, this is an opportunity to play with paint and hone your observation skills.

This workshop also includes an orchard picnic lunch with complimentary glass of Niagara Wine.
Saturday, May 7
10AM-4pm    $90
This workshop is now full

workshop location: Niagara Escarpment, Grimsby 

All workshops include demonstrations and emphasis is on observation, composition, value, brushwork/ paint application, colour/simplified pallet and individual interpretation. Media is in oil or acrylic and class size is limited, allowing for personal guidance and direction. Participants are responsible for their own materials and a list will be provided upon registration. If you are traveling I can also provide your materials for an additional fee.



  1. Sounds like a fantastic workshop! That painting makes me happy - spring in full bloom, the trees flowering, everything warm and getting warmer :)

  2. Its a good thing you got outside last feels like winter. The diptych was full of spring color and the lake in the distance a nice touch.
    I agree with the previous comment that "In the Orchard" has such a happy feel to it. That glorious time of year when sights, sounds, and smells are at their finest. You have certainly captured that feeling.

  3. Hey Rhonda, happy the painting makes YOu happy! thanks for stopping by!

    Thanks Catherine and Katherine-April really is an amazing month when you consider what it brings - well worth (almost) all this wet and wild weather