Looking Up


I love painting trees.

I love painting with bold colours.

I love painting LARGE paintings.

I love painting LARGE paintings of TREES with BOLD COLOURS.

These 2 paintings are 4′ x 6′.  The originals are sold, but prints are available at my website…


Stay tuned for more LARGE paintings of TREES with BOLD COLOURS in the series, “Looking Up”.







Forty Florals Series minus 38

One floral painting… Two floral paintings… Not yet three floral paintings nor four…

I’m working on a series of floral paintings. As the series title “Forty Florals” suggests, there should be at least two paintings (or forty) in the series when it’s completed. So far there are two. Two waterlily paintings or two water lily paintings (the space between water and lily can be there or not–I checked).

The 40 paintings are to be 36″ x 24″ (vertical) and priced at $395/each + shipping. Or you could make me an offer on purchasing a painting before the series is finished (you have some time to think about that), and I will give you a DEAL. Yes, a DEAL (that’s a “deal” in upper case).

Here are pics of the first two paintings in the “Forty Florals” series:



Poppylarity Contest

When the warm weather arrives I enjoy walking through the local neighbourhoods to admire and photograph the gardens. Poppies are a popular subject to photograph and paint.

You can see my poppy paintings on my website…


on my facebook business page…

on my print-on-demand website (where you can order prints of my artwork)…

and on pinterest…

Here are some pictures inspired by those walks through the local neighbourhoods:   P1180967  P1170257 copy DSCF9924 copy P1170304 copy

Some More California Dreamin’

This is the winter that keeps on giving.   While the cold and snow continues, I’ve been adding paintings of warmer days to my Daily Paintworks gallery.  Here are some more paintings in the “California Dreamin’ ” series which was inspired by a walk along the Los Robles Trail in Thousand Oaks, California.





And here’s a link to my Daily Paintworks gallery:


California Dreamin’

Occasionally there are some pretty good perks to being an artist.  One for me was when I was flown out to California as a guest for the 2nd Anniversary of a bookstore opening…   during FEBRUARY!  While there, I walked along the Los Robles Trail in Thousand Oaks and took a multitude of photos.  These are some paintings in the series, “California Dreamin’ “, which was inspired by that walk along the trail.




DSCF4544I’ve been adding these paintings to my Daily Paintworks gallery.  Some of the originals are available for sale.  Here’s a link to that gallery:


And here is a link to my website, where prints of many of my paintings can be ordered:


Live Music

I love going out to hear live music.  Last night I was at Maxwell’s Music House for a terrific concert by “Frank Deresti and the Lake Effect”.   Frank is a talented singer/songwriter/musician and a really nice guy.    All the guys in the band (there were 6 playing last night as well as Andrew Muncaster, who was the opening act) seemed like really nice guys, and they’re definitely all talented musicians.  They said they had had an Olympic day the previous day–curling (I think) and doing some sort of snowboarding in the wee hours of the morning…  and joked about it being a feat for them to be able to lift their instruments and make it onto the stage after their Olympic day.  The mix of instruments–saxophone, drums, stand up bass, percussion, keyboards, trumpet, fiddle, guitar and banjo–was impressive.  Add to that the vocal harmonies and the clever lyrics of the songs and it was a real treat for a wintery Wednesday night.

Check out the facebook page for Frank Deresti and the Lake Effect:


If they’re ever in your neck of the woods, I highly recommend attending a show.  They’re from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; but they do get to Southwestern Ontario now and then.  I’ve seen them twice in K-W in the past year.

Also worth keeping an eye on are the concert listings for Maxwell’s Music House.  It’s a great little venue where they feature first class musicians.  They also host rockstar camps during the summer and March break which are very popular for budding young performers ages 8-13 and 13-16.

Here’s a link to their website:


Now for the pictures…

Here are some paintings I’ve done of local musicians.

Douglas Watson:


Douglas’s facebook page:


Jamie Warren:


Jamie Warren’s facebook page:


Cuneyt Yetkiner:


Cuneyt’s facebook page:


And here is the link to the painting I added to my Daily Paintworks gallery today:


and a picture of the painting…


The Beauty of Winter

Well, it’s another cold winter day with a fresh snowfall.  This year the snowbanks are high and there always seems to be more shovelling to do.  I was never a big fan of winter, but I’ve come to appreciate the beauty much more since I’ve been painting winter scenes.

Here are a few of those scenes…







“Winter in Waterloo Park”…


“Winter in Bechtel Park”…


And here are the links to the paintings I’ve added to my Daily Paintworks gallery:



and the pictures…


“Red Pepper 1”


Still Life Paintings for a Birthday Present

Today I sold 4 still life paintings for a present for a 60th birthday.  I like grouping the paintings with some black backgrounds and some textured backgrounds (as in the picture below showing the ones purchased today).


Here are the links to two of them which I added to my Daily Paintworks gallery today:



And here are some more pictures of the paintings:





Day 4 on the Daily Paintworks Site

Here’s a link to the painting I added to my Daily Paintworks gallery today:


And here’s a picture of the painting:



“Country Drive” by Sheila Diemert

This is a painting of a country road outside of St. Agatha, Ontario. I grew up in St. Agatha and spent many hours going for long walks along the country roads. Those country roads are depicted in many of my paintings.

Daily Paintworks… Day 3 on the Site

It’s my third day on the Daily Paintworks site.  Here are links to the paintings I added today:



I’m determined to add artwork to the site each day (or at least each weekday).  There’s such a wealth of opportunities to market artwork online.

For example… I’ve created a business facebook page, and  here’s a link to it:


And I’m also on a print-on-demand website, where prints of many of my paintings can be ordered.  They have options for framing as well.  Here’s a link to that website:


While we’re at it, here’s a link to my pinterest profile:

I don’t want twitter to feel left out.  This is a link to my twitter account:


Finally, here are pictures of the still life paintings I added to my daily paintworks gallery today:


I have no idea why the picture of the apples is smaller than the picture of the pears.  Let’s just pretend that I meant it to be that way.