More from The Garden Series

Looking for a unique Mother’s Day gift? I might be able to help!

The collection is called Mom’s Garden and they are mainly 8”x8” acrylic on canvas colourful garden scenes.

Mom’s Garden #2 8″x8″ Acrylic on Canvas$65

Check out the available artworks menu on my website for all the current pieces. I will be uploading more as they are completed so be sure to check in often.

Shipping within Canada can be arranged in time for Mother’s Day. Please don’t hesitate to contact me through the website or on Facebook.

I’ve also uploaded a few more pieces in Garden Series too! Prices and sizes are with each piece!

If you are looking for a custom piece from either collection please get in touch to discuss your options!

🎨 on!

Everything Old is New Again

Early in my art life I created a couple of floral paintings: nothing elaborate, because I didn’t know how to be elaborate but using techniques I learned at a Paint with Janet class. To my surprise, they sold!! And ever since, at irregular intervals, the purchaser who happens to be my massage therapist, would suggest I paint more, that she receives lots of compliments, and she was sure they would sell. I thought I was done with that style. To say I was hesitant and resistant 😏 would be an understatement.

In January, I was wondering what was next; Christmas was over and I was looking for my next idea and Amy’s words rung in my ears. A few weeks before I had reworked a few repurposed highly textured canvas and I thought they’d make nice backgrounds. So I dug out my old brushes, and some colours that I haven’t used in many years and got to it.

In one afternoon I created these 2

And a new/ old series was born. I have since made 5 more. (One is enroute to its new owner so I can’t reveal it yet)!

I love painting landscapes but I learned over the last month that I also need to play and create joy-filled pieces and this series, with their pops of colour on rich backgrounds; really do fill me with joy as I create them.

My available artworks gallery has been updated with the 3 remaining pieces of this series. I will be making more, no worries there! I’ve got an idea for Mother’s Day so stay tuned!

Announcing …

I’m very excited to announce my newly redesigned website! Welcome to the new and improved annescanvas!

The redesigned site features a user friendly menu with a separate page for both my available artworks and my sold gallery, and also a new commission page, but I’ll talk about that on a later post.

I couldn’t have done it without the help of @choleenaditullio! Thank you! I am no longer embarrassed to refer to my website by name! 🙏

One of my pre pandemic goals was to get my website updated and even though it’s early 2021, better late than never!

Enjoy! And now, back to the studio! Paint on!

The evolution of this artist

I can’t remember what my first painting was. I think I should but I really don’t and knowing me I probably painted over it anyways! I tend to do that. I know what my first painting class painting was, I look at it everyday as it sits on a ledge where it has been since I brought it home.

I have alot of paintings in my home that will never make it to the gallery. They are crude and raw and beautiful in their awfulness 😊 They are the proof of my evolution.

As I sit in my living room surrounded by my own art it overwhelms me- ” these are all mine”. I am lucky enough to say that some have moved on to hang on other peoples walls, one in B.C, another in Edinburgh and one in Sarnia and many on walls in Ottawa and Carleton Place.

When I started painting, I remember being afraid to show people what I had created. I was almost embarrassed by their simplicity. They were rough, crude, dark, heavy and I took it much too seriously. I had a very short list of who got to see what.  I clearly remember talking to a good friend one day and admitting that I was afraid to throw out my unwanted canvas paper pieces because I was afraid what the garbage collectors would think. Seriously, WTF huh? Hahahaha!!! When I said it out loud, I realized how absurd it was and only then did I start to show some pieces. But from that day forward and with the help, support and encouragement of my posse I started to reveal what I was creating.  I opened my Instagram account for that very reason. It’s a hard thing to do some days, to lay out the creativity that is flowing out of you, out there for people to see. Some days, I can’t. I’m too caught up in what people will say, how they will judge the piece and by extension, me. It always passes.

As I evolve in my art and creativity, I am up and I am down. I expect perfection at every sit at the easel and I have to remind myself that it is what it is; a journey, an evolution and a peeling away of the layers of creative doubt and insecurity to reveal the world as I see it. I am grateful for my posse, my peeps, the ones who support me on this journey and encourage my evolution. Onwards,

Painty feeling!

That painty feeling! Not for sale, display image only

Jumping into the pond

Welcome to my blog!

This past weekend I took part in my first art show and sale, or as I call it “jumping into the pond”! It was a long road to get to this point but man of man I am glad that I did it! The show was local and very close to home. I told a fellow vendor that the idea of it being within blocks of my home appealed to me because if it as a disaster at least it wasn’t a long commute to get home and curl up like a ball and weep! No weeping required!

It was a 2-day show and I sold 2 pieces! I had hoped to sell 10 but very happy with my 2 sales. I never expected to ever show anyone my art let alone actually sell it, but a happy little texting accident last summer resulted in my first sale and the idea was born. I don’t paint any piece with the intention of selling, only to create a piece that speaks to me.


the Home of AnnesCanvas

Welcome to my blog and online gallery. All of my original one-of-a-kind paintings can be found in the Available Artworks Gallery. Dimensions and prices are with each piece so please do not hesitate to contact me for more information. Shipping can be arranged within Canada.

Cedar Moon Series

Cedar Moon Series