Shack wacky…

Bleak and monochromatic view from my studio today…still snowing and the enormous snow banks are making everything feel so closed in. Predictions are for a colder than normal March. Roads are too greasy to venture out. So, as we must do to preserve our sanity in these parts, I am heading south for warmth and colourful inspiration. See you all at the end of March. K.M.


Spain…in progress

When they are finished, these 2 pieces will hang together for a client. They provided me some photo references from Costa del Sol and Malaga. I’ve been wanting to paint a cafe interior scene for a while so this was a good opportunity.



Small semi-abstracts

When I need to get creative energy going, something I like to do is take some 9×12 in. watercolour paper that I’ve previously randomly prepped with leftover paint, see if I can find a shape in the the daubs and go with it. Todays results…”Puzzle Tree” and “Peppers”.




“Love Triangle” – acrylic still life

Happy Saint Valentine’s Day all – “Love Triangle” – why olives for Valentines? Not only do they have “love” in them – check out those sexy S curves. The ancient Greeks knew what they were on about with that art concept. Hmmm – maybe they got the idea from olives!



"Love Triangle"

“Love Triangle”

Dramatic Pears

A couple more vibrant acrylic pears. They are small but mighty. The second one is a re-do of one I posted yesterday which although “fine” lacked some drama for me. Hope you enjoy the new version “Who’s the Bosc?”.



"Look on the Bright Side"

“Look on the Bright Side”

"Who's the Bosc"

“Who’s the Bosc”


Small Acrylics

Apologies for not being a very active blogger lately. Working on a couple of bigger projects but decided to finish off these small acrylics that have been kicking around the studio for a bit. These were fun as the were entirely from my imagination – no reference source, just some shapes I saw after splashing down some colour.



"Cock Opera"

“Cock Opera”



Up late painting roosters…

A couple of works in progress from last night “Cock Opera” and “Pretty Boy”. When I can’t sleep, it seems I paint roosters. Which makes sense on a certain level.  Plus I had paint left on my palette from a large figurative piece I’m working on that made for good rooster hues.





Well my hopes that the snow would melt in my absence are dashed. I came home to higher snowbanks than when I left. This is the view out my window and back door. And yes, those are snowshoes parked in the snow – currently my only method of getting up my driveway. I am ready for the colourful inspiration of Spring blossoms. Sigh. Time to unpack and get the paints going.DSC05429