landscape painting

The Weekly Photo Challenge from Cheri today asks us to “share an image that means “earth” to you,” for upcoming Earth Day. This photographic detail of my painting of Cypress Alleyway, which I have already featured on thechangingpalette more than once, is my way of celebrating an earthly magical place that I shall never forget.

brought to you by the color green

This week’s Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green! is “all about color,” says Michelle.

What better way to celebrate the color green than through a gallery of snippets of palettes and paintings that I have posted over the past few years. If you wish to see the full image, each one is linked to its original post . Enjoy 🙂





glen canyon revisited

Glen Canyon Study #1 watercolour, pen and ink 13.03.17

Glen Canyon Study #2  Pen and Ink 13.3.17

the second of the year


Kitsilano in the snow #2

Inspired by a magical morning on Kitsilano Beach after the snowfall before Xmas, which I posted about in backdrop to a life: part 2 and which was also the inspiration for the first of the year.

kits-snow-ix  kits-snow-vii  kits-snow-viii

The Gift of the Four Treasures has once again weaved its magic spell with the superpower that resides in its brushes and ink.


Looks like the beginning of a new series for a new year.

the first of the year


Kitsilano in the snow, a new painting for a new year.

journey’s end

vandusenscape iv

landscape from the immagination 31.7.16

So here we are at the end of July, the last day of World Watercolor Month, and the end of my journey through Tony Smibert’s Painting Landscapes from your Imagination. As a finale I thought I would revisit one of the images you may remember from my post, “encapsulating the essence,” a drawing of the Sino Himalayan Garden at VanDusen Botanical Gardens here in Vancouver.

Van Dusen ivc

I made a monochrome print on Arches watercolor paper (11″ x 15″); took this to the studio;
mixed my bowls of color and let the washes do their work.

vandusen      vandusenscape ii

Worldwatercolormonth Day 31

vandusenscape iii

I wonder what August will bring…