Plan A- Side B

I’ve been searching for that extra something that helps push me in the right direction. Creating something unique and new has been challenging me lately and thinking about it is taking up way too much head space. Well, today is my lucky day. I found one of my all time favourites at Vinyl Destination in Merrickville. If listening to this doesn’t help me find my way then nothing will.


Simply tranquil

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Original acrylic and resin on a 24 x 24 cradled wood support


This new painting brings back the serene feeling of standing under the aurora on a still evening and listening to see if you can actually hear the dancing lights in the sky.

Cocktails for Cancer

A grouping of three 6 x 6 inch original acrylic and resin paintings from this Queen Anne’s Lace series is being bid on right now on line as part of the Cocktails for Cancer Silent Auction. The live event, the 4th Annual Cocktails for Cancer is on June 11, 2016  is held at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club and raises money for brain cancer research.

Wildflower Music

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I hope to bring this colourful original to the Artisans in the ByWard Market tomorrow. This joyful piece is 24 x 24 inches and painted with acrylics on cradled wood. A high gloss topcoat brings out the colours beautifully.




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Daydream -original acrylic on canvas 3 x 5 fee




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Daydream was painted outside on a beautiful day


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sweet details
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airy wildflower in Daydream

Colourful Wildflowers continue to grow

Looking for a sweet original Mother’s Day gift? Hurry into Windsor’s Courtyard in Merrickville, Ontario. I’ve just brought in three fresh new Queen Anne’s Lace little originals and they are very sweet. A lovely gift on it’s own or in a group. Happy Mother’s Day!

New small series of Lacy Wildflowers

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I have a small series of six new original Queen Anne’s Lace ready for the final touch- the high gloss coat that pops the colour and adds protective layer to the art work. Coming soon  to Windsor’s Courtyard in Merrickville, Ontario.

Are you ready for some tulips?

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24 x 36 Original Acrylic on a  cradled wood arriving April 25 at The Artisan Shop, 55 ByWard Market, Ottawa

Summer dreams in Queen Anne’s Lace

24 x 24 Acrylic and resin on gallery wood support

There is something about Queen Anne’s Lace that brings back memories of childhood hot summer days that seemed to stretch far longer than the length of the school break. This painting has a dreamy quality of wildflowers moving in the warm breeze. It’s a new addition and available at Windsor’s Courtyard in Merrickville, Ontario.

Mary Loos Originals in Merrickville

When you are visiting the beautiful village of Merrickville Ontario be sure to stop into Windsor’s Courtyard located at 211 St. Lawrence Street. Windsor’s Courtyard is a sophisticated garden and home decor store and now includes my original artwork!
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When the stars line up…

I absolutely love it when the stars line up and I’m taken away by painting, music and watching it all melt together before my eyes. This work in progress has been a joy!

Getting warmed up for the Tulip Festival

C’mon Spring!

I’m trying to shift gears for spring and feel like it should be warm out already. So I forced the issue a little with this crazy tulip painting. It’s a little all over the place and has the energy of ” I can’t wait for spring”.  This one is a warm up for me, a study to see what works and colour combinations.  Okay, next one should be a little calmer.




Sweet Aurora Paintings

A new selection of original northern light paintings are due to arrive in the ByWard Market tomorrow. The little originals are 6 x 6 inches on a gallery profile wood support. 

trying to get it right

Below are three images of the same painting. I thought it was “done” a couple of times but something wasn’t sitting right with me and I gave it another go. Now it has the richness and depth that comes with layers, glazing,  pouring and all of that good stuff.



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Snow in Merrickville

It was a quiet day full of Charlie Brown snowflakes and I felt like painting what I saw out my window. Lovely hazy trees in the distance and soft snow falling. There is one tree that stands out from the rest, tall and twisted. It has it’s own thing happening and may not be conventionally beautiful but there is room for all.






Sunlight puts a little spring in your step

A little sunshine can do a world of good. Looking forward to warmer breezes as the days stretch toward Spring. In the meantime I’m breaking out the cheerful palette and whimsical style. The sparse and hazy florals I like for their moody rain washed look. The painting directly above reminds me of groovy days of flower power.

Music is fuelling the painting party!

Sweet little originals coming to Artisans in the ByWard Market Tuesday. Thank you oh strange winter in Ontario…I’m already thinking of Spring.

OMG it’s Snowing!!!

It’s true! I just saw a snowflake. It’s time to shop for Christmas and I know  just the place to find unique handmade gifts for people on the “good” list.

Artisans inside Ottawa’s Byward Market Square has original art work and art pendants made by Mary Loos Originals as well as hand painted silk scarves, knitwear, one of a kind hats, clothing, and jewelry designs. All made in the Ottawa area by Canadian artisans !

Birchbark and mica pendants, Mary Loos Originals $15
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Hand Painted Pendants, Mary Loos Originals $15
Sweet Little Original Paintings!
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Sweet Little Originals Paintings!
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Sweet Little Original Paintings!
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