Christmas painting with color of the year 2017

One of the art supply stores was having  a 30% sale a couple of weeks before Christmas. I decided to take advantage the sale and ordered some Daniel Smith watercolors online. Although it took days to arrive but I was … Continue reading

Dream of Christmas shipping

Last week I sold a painting to a buyer through Artfinder . I sent it out using Xpresspost from Canada post and it turned out the expected arrival date was December 24. Usually I insurance my painting for the full … Continue reading

A painting a day #30 “center of attraction”

It is a bitterly cold winter day here which made me think of the spring tulips. it will be at least six more months to  the tulips in my garden  I painted this watercolor to cheer myself up. Hope you … Continue reading

A painting a day #29 “Tulip festival”

  The tulip festival in Ottawa attracts many flower lovers from all over.  Although I been to Ottawa many times but never when the festival was on. Only a few years ago, I was lucky to catch it. Everywhere there … Continue reading

a painting a day #28 “spring magnolia”

I love the magnolia flower, for me they are the sign of spring arrival.  During the spring the trees are covered with the large blossoms, some of the older trees often reached to over 20 feet. it was the sky covered with the white and pink blossoms.

original transparent watercolor on 140 lb Arches rough paper, 10″x8″

spring-magnolia

painting on hand made flower paper

While working at the “One of a kind show” I found one booth ” Hazeltree press & paper”  selling  hand-made paper made with actual flowers. When I was in art school, I took classes in paper making so I understood … Continue reading

A painting a day #27 ” Autumn Chrysanthemum”

The last ten days I been helping my friend Stephen to sell his puppets at the “One of a kind show”. He been making and selling his puppets ( Diabolo puppets) at this show for 23 years and have a … Continue reading