Danielle And The Devil

Danielle And The Devil, oil on canvas board, 8″x10″.  Sold.

It occurred to me the other day that I’ve never really painted a Halloween themed piece.  How crazy is that?  Especially when you consider that I take Halloween pretty darn seriously – we’re talking full out Halloween decorated house.    I’m trying to keep it classy though and collect vintage Halloween pieces- the old die-cut witches and cats and such- but there are rubber bats and maybe a glowing jack-o-lantern head.  Yes, I don’t have kids which makes it particularly weird, I know.  I’ve even started making certain Halloween themed meals- like ‘Goulish Goulash’ and on occasion Finnegan wears devil horns or something which he seems to like with exception of the the wizard costume which he pouted in (not a Harry Potter fan I suspect).

Over breakfast this morning John announced that he felt that people should be allowed to take their dogs trick-or-treating.  We do have an annual Halloween Dog Parade in town, but I don’t think the dogs get to actually trick-or-treat.  Needless to say, John and I aren’t the only weirdos around.  I think I may have mentioned it before but Stratford is kind of like Stars Hollow (Gilmore Girls) blended with Twin Peaks.  It keeps things interesting.


Fairy Godmother

Fairy Godmother, oil on canvas, 9″x12″.  Sold.

Guess what I want to be for Halloween this year?  I even want the wand with the fairy dust.  Messy?  Who cares.

Carmen’s Great Escape

Carmen’s Great Escape, oil on canvas, 8″x10″. Sold.

Ahhh yes.  The perfect Friday getaway.  I wish I were in Carmen’s place today.  Time to enjoy the last bits of summer as I smell fall creeping up on us.

Pirate Peyton Visits The Southern Shore Of New Zealand

Pirate Peyton Visits The Southern Shore Of New Zealand, 11″x14″, oil on canvas.  Sold.

Pirate Peyton is pictured here with her loyal companion Victor.  She can be fierce when the right occasion arises but on the whole she tends to act more like Robin Hood- stealing from the rich and giving some to the poor.  She’s a gifted liar (underrated talent), her favourite food is a wild strawberry, and her preferred mode of dress is her mother’s lace wedding gown and a heavy black coat with teal lining.

Lastly, it should be mentioned that her sworn enemy is Pirate Jenny.



Tinkerbelle, 8″x10″, oil on canvas panel.  Sold.

Lost Shadow

Lost Shadow, oil on canvas panel, 8″x10″.  Sold.

I’ve been working on a few ‘sketchy’ pieces lately.  I’m also going through a moody garden phase- whatever that means.  And yes the poor girl to the left has lost her shadow.  Doesn’t look too good for her.

Oh, and these are not painted on my usual stretched canvas- they’re on canvas panel, which is basically a flat board with a canvas surface.  They will need to be either framed or  have an adhesive sticky hook applied to the back.  Or you can just stick it on a shelf- like I often do.


Just a little nod to Virginia Woolf with this one.  I thought it would tie in well with my ladies in uniform series.  Sold.