Monday, November 2, 2009

Glen Manor Ravine

20 x 20 inches, oil on canvas

This commission is actually a portrait of the client's two sons in a nearby ravine. I love how it is the opposite of a formal, posed children's portrait.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Trudy's Family

48 x 36 inches
This painting is a family portrait -
5 grandchildren, a dog AND a garden!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

A Path in the Forest

A Path in the Forest
22 x 28 inches, oil on canvas

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bird's Nest

Bird's Nest, watercolour

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Letter "T"

"T is for Tights," 8 x 10 inches.
One of the paintings in my alphabet series.

Friday, February 6, 2009

They Decided to Walk

They Decided to Walk, 22 x 28 inches

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Moscow River

Moscow River, oil on canvas

Monday, February 2, 2009

New Years Morning

New Years Morning, Moscow (oil on 28 x 22 inch canvas)

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Child's Dress

Child's Dress, oil on 14 x 18 canvas.

There is something so evocative about baby clothes ... it may have something to do with how quickly they are outgrown.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Metro 3

"Metro 3," oil on 30 x 24 inch canvas. This is a painting of a station in a subway. It is intended to be dreamlike, to give viewers the feeling that they underground on a dimly-lit train platform.

This is the third subway interior I have painted.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

First Blog!

My name is Theresa Maxwell, and I'm a painter living and working in Toronto's Beach neighbourhood. I'm also a mom to two small and very busy little girls, so I've decided to set up a blog to encourage myself to keep painting and also to show people what my work is like. I'll try and post a painting each day.

My style is figurative and traditional, and sometimes verges on impressionistic. I paint a variety of subjects - people, landscapes, interiors and still lifes - whatever catches my eye and looks like fun to paint. Right now I show work at several Toronto-area galleries , including Canvas Gallery, the Redeye Studio Gallery, and XC Art Restoration. For those interested in seeing more of my work, my website has lots of examples.