Creative Painting Adventures

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Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in Creativity

AutumnI met with a lot of courageous people yesterday. Some are brand new into art. It takes a lot of courage to sign up for your first art class as an adult. Good for you! Others have done art for awhile, some for years. They still need courage because they are now looking to move away from realism and grow their own unique style. That's not easy either - but it is fun. Thanks to each of my wonderful students for the spirit of adventure that you bravely bring to art class. Happy painting!

Beautiful Gems

Posted on Apr 14, 2015 in Outside the Box

I never stop being enthralled with this kind of beauty. The image below is an opal; with a galaxy inside! More here:  Extremely Beautiful Minerals and Stones


A Simple Recipe

Posted on Apr 13, 2015 in Creativity


No One Saw Blue

Posted on Apr 8, 2015 in Creativity

SheSellsT200How we perceive colour has been the subject of many recent scientific studies. Here's an interesting one: No One Could See the Colour Blue Until Modern Times - by Kevin Loria  And, to my surprise, I could not distinguish which colour was a different green in the chart. Can you?

In Studio Art Lessons

Posted on Apr 7, 2015 in Creativity

There has been a super response to my offer to teach private, semi-private, or group of 3 art lessons in my studio. They start soon! Check out the details here (scroll down when on the page): Art Courses with Cheryl O

"The Dance" Acrylic, photo reference W. Noordermeer, 24" x 24" $525. + HST.



Posted on Apr 3, 2015 in Creativity


Of Mists & Mountains

Posted on Apr 1, 2015 in Creativity

I will be teaching about this style of painting in "Group of Seven & Beyond" which starts mid April at Westmount Library. More info here: Art Classes with Cheryl O

"Of Mists & Mountains" acrylic - 24" x 30", photo reference W. Noordermeer. Available from the artist $825. + HST


What's Holding You Back?

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 in Creativity

What are you afraid of? Life is short. You don't conquer fear by not trying - the fear lives on, but you don't. It's time to live!

Make Time

Posted on Mar 29, 2015 in Creativity

Thanks for the reminder, Artsyville.


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