Time for some Fresh Frivolous Fun!

It’s been a such a long time since posting, you may wonder what I’ve been up to and if indeed I’m still painting?!?

I’m very happy to announce that YESSSS!  I’ve been painting like a maniac!  So much so that my painting arm is not very happy with me lately.  While I refuse to stop painting, I am working on bringing a better balance to the physicality to my painting, thus giving my poor sore arm some relief.

I have created an entire collection entitled “Industrial Captivation” which is about the industrial scenes that I have come to love since I moved to Hamilton nearly two years ago.  Coming Soon!!! I will be sharing the entire collection next week.
Please stay tuned!

In the meantime, as we’re approaching the hopefully happier warmer months, I’d like to share some of my happiest recent abstract paintings,  just for a joyful, colourful distraction.

Frothing Festive Frivil-Flow

Frothing Festive Frivil-Flow” is yet another painting based on a page of random and experimental paint marks.  It’s not too big, the measurements are 36 by 24 inches.  It was such a fun piece to paint, I can’t help but think of it as an embodiment of pure joy.
It can be yours for $1600.00 CAD.


Wrangle Jangle

Wrangle Jangle” was created spontaneously as a study in colour and form.  This little study, at a mere 9 by 12 inches, turned out to be a perfect X-mas gift, so it’s no longer available, but…  I may decide to re-visit this composition on a much larger canvas, as it seems to want to be as big as its colourful attitude.


Loosely Structured Matrix

Loosely Structured Matrix” is a small 8 by 10 inch panel that is covered with a mosaic of dried acrylic tiles that I peeled up from my palettes over the past several months.  The black ‘grout’ lines are loosely stylized, uniting all the colourful tiles into a fun pop of colour!  This piece also turned out to be a very nice gift, but since I can’t seem to let go of collecting tiles from my dried palettes, I’m certain I’ll be making more pieces like this, especially since it is so much fun!



I am thoroughly enjoying getting back to doing abstract pieces, and will likely focus more on abstract painting, even as I sneak in a few more paintings into my “Industrial Captivation” collection, which I’ll be sharing soon!



New Hoosmaller copy

Colour Boot Camp!

1853 Colour Boot Camp!   At Homer Watson House & Gallery
Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00 am – 4:00 pm…$57/$63


Are you ready to become a colour mixing master?
Are you ready to conquer your colour qualms?

This six-hour intensive workshop will challenge you to adopt a no-fear atttitude towards colour… which will be backed up with a working colour knowledge that will open up your creative colour possibilities!

We’ll get into the basics of colour theory, colour mixing, and colour harmony, with eye-opening demonstrations and exercises along the way, and plenty of time for questions!  This hands-on workshop is great for beginning and intermediate level artists; for more experienced artists wanting a review; and for anyone simply wanting to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for colour.

In addition to a comprehensive presentation and demonstrations, there will also be plenty of exercises to drive the points home.  Of course, there would be breaks for lunch and for refreshments along the way.


Color Class

Color Boot Camp! SUPPLY LIST
A Set of Acrylic Paints (Watercolorus are OK too, but not preferred)
Required Colours: White, Yellow, Magenta,
Red, Phthalo Blue (either shade),
Black.   Additional Colors are welcome too!
Small Sized Brushes (#0, #1, or #2)
Protective Clothing (Acrylics won’t wash out of clothing!)
A good night’s sleep…..   😉


I love what I do so much,
It’s hard to not want to share what I’ve learned over the years with others.
I teach in a relaxed atmosphere, with lots of fun and nurturing guidance

Homer Watson House & Gallery
1754 Old Mill Road, Kitchener, ON N2P 1H7
Phone: 519-748-4377 Fax: 519-748-6808



NewHoosm copy