Snippets of BC and Alberta

I recently returned from a lovely trip to Kelowna, British Columbia with a friend and we were certainly not disappointed with the beautiful views of this province! I always prefer painting in the moment rather than from photographs, because of all the other sensory details I am able to record and take in as I work.…

A Dog, a Tree, and a Kalanchoe

I’ve recently been reading and looking through the sketchbooks of various traveling artists, and it has inspired me to paint my own surroundings. I simply can’t wait until the next time I travel so that I can whip out my Moleskine and watercolours and just sit and study people, buildings, and whatnot. But I can definitely…

Painting Greece Part 2

There’s nothing like adding closure to a trip than doing some post-illustrated journaling. This was the perfect activity for me to occupy myself with before the whirlwind of school starts all over again! Here are some pictures and memories I captured of Rhodes, Kefalonia, Athens, and Santorini.

Painting Greece

After two weeks in sunny Greece with friends, I am finally home! While I was there, I was able to sketch and paint some scenes when I had a breather from the sightseeing. In the short amount of time that we were there, we visited Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Ephesus, Rhodes, Patmos, Corinth, Olympia, and Argostoli.…

Sculptures de Glace!

I’m currently teaching about Quebec’s Winter Carnival to my grade 7 class, and as an attempt to integrate culture into the classroom, I had my students build ice sculptures yesterday in groups of three or four. They ended up having a lot of fun planning what they were going to build and making their structures…

Daphne

I spent a very peaceful weekend painting the nymph Daphne. This initially began as a simple sketch of a girl on which I had mistakenly drawn awkward and grotesque looking hands. I scratched out the hands and for some reason I don’t remember, drew a leaf over to hide it. This eventually led to her…

Verse Art

Because our school is so small, not all junior high students are able to take art. In fact, there is only room for a couple of grade 9 students and the rest is reserved for high school. This leaves my grade 7s and 8s itching for any opportunity to draw or work with their hands.…