Sunday, November 27, 2005


Just back from a music conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Snapped band Sleddogs at Shannon's Irish Pub. These dudes are so sweet and hilarious; they really need to take a filmmaker on the road with them.

Also attending the show was Dave Erickson of the recently major label-signed (Clive Davis' J Records) band Inward Eye. So, being the naughty camera-totin' pixie that I am, I boldly snapped him and his lovely companion, after which we shook hands and I welcomed him to his first taste of paparazzi. Hee hee! It was hysterical.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Six New Feline Works

Completed some felines that have been on the easel for quite a while. I truly enjoyed working on them. These are pure single pigment acrylic impasto on Belgian Linen. Nice, buttery and luscious, I love working with it! The effect is like flowy watercolour meets glossy oils. Next, siamese on black velvet! Any takers? Hee hee hee!!

On iPod: Chet Atkins & Les Paul's "Chester & Lester"
In my teacup: Balvenie 12 yr old

Thursday, November 17, 2005


Fun at the legendary Horseshoe in Toronto with London band Stutter! That's Allan Mamaril from Canadian Music Network at left, and second from right is brilliant mixer / engineer Rich Chycki. Stutter's live show is quite pleasing. ;-)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Latest Commission

I truly enjoyed the challenge of this commission: there were so many subjects to render; eleven felines! She emailed me numerous photos to work from, plus I asked for descriptions of each cat’s character, and who they liked to hang with and who they didn’t, so I could come up with a composition that paid tribute to each furkid's special uniqueness.

The title is “Purrfect Moonlight"; it is watercolour, pure pigment, and gold leaf on deliciously heavy and textured Arches 300lb 20” x 30” (full sheet). (It's difficult to capture in a jpg how it glows)

Various stages during the process of its creation are here: (LOTS of images!)

Part 1

Part 2

Major thank yous to Elizabeth and Jack for such a thoroughly satisfying and enchanting project!