Saturday, March 21, 2015

Sugar Sugar

 These little hummingbirds are eager for sweet nectar at this time of year and seem to have discovered or 'noted' an unusual source for their energy rich drink. You know me, I just can't resist letting my imagination fly away with me at times like this.  I don't know how musical you all are but I also took some artistic license with the musical term at the beginning of the music. 'Volante' means light and fliting/flying. I thought it would make my little hummingbirds feel right at home.

 The painting is 25 by 15 inches in size and is painted on Arches 140lb cold press paper.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

'Sugar Sugar' WIP 1

It seems like this little hummingbird is watching what I am painting very closely. I wonder what she is hoping for?  This is a small section of another fun Music themed painting that I am working on this week. 

I am longing for these little magical creatures to return to Canada once the spring weather finally decides to stay. It's tempting us to believe its on the way with the odd warmer day. Hopefully it won't be long.

I have two more hummingbirds left to paint and some shadows to add in. I will post again once I have finished. 


Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Giocoso means playful and merry and is used chiefly as a direction in music. I think these kittens are taking the whole musical term a little too literally though, don't you? I bet there will be trouble when the musician returns.

  This was such fun to paint. Its a transparent watercolour and is 28 inches by 12.5 inches in size. Hope it makes you smile too.


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Giocoso WIP

It's such fun taking the name of a musical term and creating a painting based around its meaning. This time I decided to use the term 'Giocoso' which means  to play a piece of music in a playful and humerous way.  The painting is still a work in progress with two more  mischievious kittens still left to paint but I hope you can begin to see the fun I am having with my idea. Any guesses what the two  kittens  that I still have to paint are  going to be doing?