Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Daily Painters Spring challenge

This week's Daily Painters challenge is spring. The other artists painted sweet pictures of birds and flowers, mostly flowers.
This winter has not been kind to Montreal. There was this incident



followed by by an snow storm that left 300 people stranded for 13 hours on the highway.


I don't think the Montreal tourist board will be reposting these videos.  

So unfortunately this is my version of spring.  The trees being tapped for maple syrup, in the snow this weekend March 26.

There will maple syrup on snow and people skiing in shorts. Eventually I will be able to take off my winter tires and spring will come.

I hate maple syrup.





Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy valentine's Day

I know - it is a stupid Hallmark holiday that makes just about everybody feel bad.  It is one of those days that puts unbelievable pressure on people and yet the sentiment is sweet. Have a wonderful day.


Come Grow Old with Me

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

I`ll be a Monkey`s Uncle

I tried www.picmonkey.com today.  I used it about a year ago haven`t used it since and it only took me a few minutes to make this collage. It was very intuitive.



I entered all the pictures from this month and this is exactly how it turned out.  I guess picmonkey is a dog lover.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Day 30 Bev`s Cats

This is the last  day of the 30 in 30.  Our mense horribilis (latin for horrible month -  I googled it) is almost over and we are getting back to normal.  I am sorry I didn't do as much as I wanted but life does get in the way.  I am posting an incomplete painting that I started last night and worked on a bit today.  My friend asked me to paint her cats.
Bev`s cats
I think it is a good start. What`s hairier than one cat is two cats.  There is a lot of fur there.  This is an old picture because the two of them don`t get along now and wouldn't be caught dead posing together.  It is hard to argue with a cat - they have claws.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Day 29 I do

This bouquet comes from a very special cute couple.  The flowers are actually paper - what a unique idea.


I did have  a nostalgic feeling for Laverne from "Laverne & Shirley".  I know that dates me - can I say I saw it in reruns?

Saturday, 28 January 2017

I Do Day 28

Lots of things make me smile

My dog running through the woods, people in bikinis skiing in the spring and this painting makes me smile.  I feel happy looking at the light colours.

I Do
 Cheese Cake is a happy thing too.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Le Roy

I finally finished this portrait of LeRoy.  In French Le Roi means the king and this puppy (they are all puppies to me) stands short and stout looking more like an English King Henry.
Leroy
I loved painting his nose and his pouting mouth. Hope you enjoy it
                                         

Leroy doesn't seem impressed