All tagged illustration

Double Pink Peonies

Double pink peonies, which I sketched and photographed from Peony Garden in Hamilton.  Jay dropped me off there one afternoon and I wandered all over the property, sketching and taking reference photos. They have SO many gorgeous flowers, I was overwhelmed! This is called a double pink peony, which is the one that comes to mind for most people, I think, when they think of peonies. 

Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora' Botanical Illustration

This shrub grows in our backyard and is one of the happiest looking plants ever. It's also huge. Now that I've looked it up on the internets, I see that I should be cutting it back aggressively every year. Hmmm. That might be why it's a monster shrub. ​

​I can't seem to stop painting flowers. I'm just gonna go with it until I get tired. 

We spent the weekend at the cottage with my family, and Monday on Happy Bunny's deck, laughing and playing with the dog and eating. Best weekend ever!​

New York Brownstone Watercolour Portrait

It's pretty much my dream to have a brownstone in New York. This is a recently finished commission, but I was drooling with jealousy the whole time! Everything, even the doors, is so beautiful and cool. ​

Ahhh, sigh of envy. ​

​On the plus side, this was a pleasure to paint, and I'm so happy with it. Happily, the owner agreed to let me add it to my portfolio, so I can share it with all of you! 

Now, back to painting flowers... I've moved on to apple blossoms.​

Heroes & Spiders

Our mudroom is infested right now. The other day I counted 29 spiders, just from my position of safety on the other side of the door. I HATE SPIDERS.​ One time I had the mother of all meltdowns outside of a spider infested hotel and Jay went through every single room and hallway and killed every spider while I stood in the middle of the street and sobbed. And he still loves me! That's how you know it's true love. My crying face is NOT pretty. 

The Makins House!

Hello, adorable and sunshiny house! I was excited to paint this one, because it's actually three houses all connected. It looks like brownstones in New York or something, but it's all in Hamilton! (Hamilton seriously has some awesome architecture). If you are interested in having a house portrait done, you can check out my pricing guidelines or my Etsy listing. ​

I'm Always Glad I Am Not A Pinata

I'm working on some pieces for my kids illustration portfolio and hanging out with Finn this week. The prints of James St. North came in and they look gorgeous. I could not be happier with the quality of the the paper. Tonight we are off to get one framed and then I will have it up on Etsy (once it's back). So exciting!

Michael Makes Nicholas A Sandwich

Michael can't actually make sandwiches yet but if he could, I bet they would look like this one that he's making for his baby brother. Gummy bears, two types of jelly, blue whale gummy's, gold foil coins, gummy worms, peanut butter, four kinds of cheese and the bread!