Spanish Olives Pitted Black

A sketch of a can of pitted black Spanish olives purchased from Domino Foods in St. Lawrence Market.

Spanish pitted black olives

2.5 x 5.5″, watercolour and brush pen

A sketch of a can of pitted black Spanish olives purchased from Domino Foods in St. Lawrence Market. Purchased when we couldn’t find our usual stuffed green olives from the same brand.

New Theme (Finally)

So here finally, is a new post to my sketch blog. The image is of one of my favourite posts of a set of watercolours done before the Don Lands were developed with a variety of condo project.

Old Olyf Site

This post could also be called, “Take Two” because I had originally posted it to the relaunched site using this current responsive template.  But somehow, the database rolled back and I lost the first two posts, which kind of discouraged me.  The database rollback is still a mystery.

Many thanks to my husband, Gary, who put in long hours investigating, customizing and working on my site.

So here finally, is a new post to my sketch blog. The image is of one of my favourite posts of a set of watercolours done before the Don Lands were developed with a variety of condo project.

Happy 2016!

Big Orange Spool

I saw this big orange spool this past fall in my neighbourhood. I didn’t realize just how big the spool was until I noticed the orange pylons sitting on the nearby park bench.

big orange spool

8″ x 5″, pen and watercolour

I saw this big orange spool this past fall in my neighbourhood.  I didn’t realize just how big the spool was until I noticed the orange pylons sitting on the nearby park bench.  The big orange spool of tubing was for use in the infrastructure upgrade on the street where I live.

Happy 2015!  This was my first post of the new year.  Wishing all five (5) of my regular followers all the best 😉

Taste of Spain – Can of Olives

This striking can of Spanish olives was purchased in Orleans, Ontario (a suburb or Ottawa) at an organic food store named, Farm Boy.

Taste of Spain Can of Olives

brush pen, watercolour, 8″ x 5 “

This striking can of Spanish olives was purchased in Orleans, Ontario (a suburb or Ottawa) at an organic food store named, Farm Boy.  I love olives, but thought that the olives in this can tasted funny: oddly, over-umami-tasting.  The taste was hard to wash afterwards, too.  At least the can looked great!  Wishing there were Farm Boy stores in Toronto (insert sad face here).

At the Theatre

This is my watercolour version of artist Paul Citroen’s 1929 photograph titled “At the Theatre.”

At the Theatre

7″x9″, pen and watercolour

This is my watercolour version of  artist Paul Citroen’s 1929 photograph titled “At the Theatre.”  I came across an image of it online and was compelled to find out more about it.

Paul Citroen was a German-born, Dutch artist, who was once part of the Bauhaus faculty.

Cherry Beach Rock

I came across this “rock” while I was walking along Cherry Beach one summer. It must have been from a demolished building of some sort.

cherry beach rock

pencil, watercolour, pen & ink, 5″ x 8″

I came across this “rock” while I was walking along Cherry Beach one summer.  It may have even been rubble from an old industrial building formerly located where I had been standing.  Or maybe it was part of an old dock?