January 27, 2015

I painted this piece, “The Nature Centre at Ojibway Park” on January 19, 2015 with members of The Windsor & Essex County Plein Air Society.

Nature Centre, Ojibway Park - 72


January 22, 2015

January has proven to be a very productive month…

2015-04-72 Watching Over the Neighbour

There wasn’t actually a man fishing from the dock I was painting, but there should have been. I put my dad into the painting because he always loved to fish. From my vantage point, it appears as if I am watching over him from a balcony garden, giving rise to the painting’s title: “Watching Over the Neighbour”.

2015-05-72 Sunlit Snow

It was the blue colour of this farm house that caught my eye on a run through the County, but it was the sunlit snow that I tried to capture in the painting. I think I should have stuck with one or the other… reason enough to keep on painting.


January 19, 2015

“Wind Tunnel”, a 12″ x 16″ piece I painted in Alberta in July of 2007 came up for resale at an online art auction through Gardner Galleries in London, ON. The auction closed today and my painting was sold to the highest bidder for $305 (Roughly $400 including buyer’s premium and taxes).

It’s nice to know that my paintings hold their value. I read somewhere that paintings sell at auction for roughly 10% of what a gallery will charge for them. Maybe I need to raise my prices!

Wind Tunnel

January 2015

The first painting completed in 2015 is “The Barn Behind the Steam Engine Museum”. It was -12 in Kingsville, ON and I couldn’t stand outside, so I painted it from the comfort of my car! It was a little awkward trying to balance a palette of colours and a bucket of water.

Farm Behind the Steam Engine Museum-email-watermark

My second painting this month is called “Walkway to the Willows”. This was inspired by a photograph I took at Point Pelee, Ontario.

Walkway to the Willows

My third painting, “Christmas Eve” was a recreation of a painting called “A Taste of Snow” that I originally did in 2003. I needed a Christmas themed painting and I couldn’t find the original, so I had to repaint it from a photograph! Check out the before and after:

taste of snow 2003 Christmas Eve

I’m just adding some finishing touches to a fourth. More to come!

– Vera

First sale of 2015

“Bridge at Night” is the Ambassador Bridge, painted on site. I needed a lantern to see my colours after the sun fell and gloves to keep my hands warm! It is 12″ x 16″ and sold out of Art with Panache Gallery in London, Ontario.

Bridge at night